Day: August 30, 2014

It’s complicated

Psalm 148, 149, 150 (Morning) Psalm 114, 115 (Evening) Job 11:1-9,13-20 Revelation 5:1-14 Matthew 5:1-12 What an interesting combination of readings today–the Beatitudes on the Gospel side, Zophar’s response to Job on the Hebrew Scriptures side, and some really strange stuff in Revelation about golden bowls and sealed scrolls in the middle! Well, let’s catch […]

Cracks in the ‘stained-glass ceiling’

Women clergy are more likely to lead small congregations than large ones, but Adelle Banks of Religion News Service notes that the “stained glass ceiling” is showing some cracks as women begin to lead large historic congregations. In recent months, the Rev. Shannon Johnson Kershner became the first woman solo senior pastor at Chicago’s Fourth […]

Giles Fraser: Are humans any safer in the hands of humanists?

The Rev. Giles Fraser takes on humanist Richard Dawkins, a proponent of eugenics in certain situations. Dawkins has written: “If you can breed cattle for milk yield, horses for running speed, and dogs for herding skill, why on Earth should it be impossible to breed humans for mathematical, musical or athletic ability?” Fraser contends that […]