Day: October 1, 2014

Power and authority–at GTS and in the church

by Jesse Zink

On June 6, 1952, the trustees of the University of the South considered a report urging them to admit black students. By a vote of 45-12, they declined. On June 9, the dean of the School of Theology, Francis Craighill Brown, and seven other faculty members sent a letter to the trustees asking them to reconsider the decision. The letter included the sentence, that if the trustees did not change their position, “We are without exception prepared to […]

Prophets and the Oldest Profession

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 – Proper 21, Year Two

[Go to Mission St Clare for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.]

Today’s Readings for the Daily Office

Psalms 101, 109:1-4(5-19)20-30 (morning) // 119:121-144 (evening)

Hosea 4:11-19

Acts 21:15-26

Luke 5:27-39

In one of my classes in seminary, we watched a documentary about female prostitutes in Chicago as they fought for life-changing legal reforms. At the time, criminal law punished the prostitutes themselves much more heavily and frequently than the men who […]