Day: December 2, 2014

Legal dispatches

Legal dispatches

News from the Diocese of Fort Worth: On December 1, 2014, Plaintiffs The Episcopal Church, Local Episcopal Parties, and Local Episcopal Congregations filed a joint motion for partial summary judgment in the 141st District Court, the Honorable John P. Chupp presiding. As the motion states: “Defendants are former Episcopalians who served as officers of The Episcopal […]

Browsing in the comments section…

Browsing in the comments section…

The Religious News Service explores the ministry of online atheists in “Online troll or therapist? Atheist evangelists see their work as a calling” by Kimberly Winston. Atheists using the comments sections of religious or secular websites to counter religious claims may be following an evangelical call to convert others. The article interviews a couple of […]

“The Bride of God”

    A new book and companion television program aim to reignite the argument as to whether or not Jesus was married. The Lost Gospel: Discovering the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus’ Marriage to Mary the Magdalene, by Simcha Jacobovici and Barrie Wilson, is, according to the publisher’s website a startling follow-up to the New York […]

#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

Yesterday, NPR took a brief look at the pros and cons of the growing movement known as #GivingTuesday. According to its website, “The Episcopal Church is a participating partner this year [in Giving Tuesday] and we are raising money in support of one of our most unique, beautiful, promising, and in-need missions: Navajoland.” The Episcopal […]

Proclaim Him

Proclaim Him

Mark 1:1-13 Two millennia before television, he provided an interesting afternoon’s entertainment. His audiences ranged from the curious to the zealous. He was a curiosity himself…down by the river, dressed in camel skin, living on locusts, crying to the heavens: Repent. Repent. Prepare ye the way of the Lord. Seen through contemporary, secular eyes, John […]