Day: September 4, 2014

Psalms for difficult days

by Maria Evans Hold not your tongue, O God of my praise; * for the mouth of the wicked, the mouth of the deceitful, is opened against me. They speak to me with a lying tongue; * they encompass me with hateful words and fight against me without a cause. Despite my love, they accuse […]

Wasting emotional capital

Psalm 31 (Morning) Psalm 35 (Evening) Job 19:1-7,14-27 Acts 13:13-25 Trinity Episcopal Church and a postulant to the priesthood in the Kirkepiscatoid. “Nicolas Colombel – Christ Healing the Blind” by Nicolas Colombel – Saint Louis Art Museum official site. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

TREC recommends a powerful Presiding Bishop, weakened Council and Convention, replacing much staff with contractors

The Taskforce for Reimagining The Episcopal Church (TREC) today released a report in which sets out a vision of an Episcopal Church led by a Presiding Bishop with few checks on his or her executive powers. The report recommends diminishing the size of the Executive Council and limiting its role in the management and governance […]

Who’s an Episcopalian? Who’s an Anglican? Pew has data. Does it help?

On the Church and State blog at Religion News Service, Tobin Grant takes a crack at explaining the difference between Episcopalians and Anglicans in the United States. I am not sure the data he relies on is useful because plenty of Episcopalians identify as Anglicans because they don’t want members of schismatic groups to appropriate […]

What a VTS student heard in Ferguson

Broderick Greer, a student at Virginia Theological Seminary, visited Ferguson, Missouri, recently during the protests that followed the killing of Mike Brown, an unarmed black teenager by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Here is an excerpt from an essay Greer wrote for Huffington Post: On August 22, 2014, 42 people loaded a bus at Washington, […]