Day: December 10, 2014

Board Chair +Sisk writes GTS Alums about GTS8

Board Chair +Sisk writes GTS Alums about GTS8

Bishop Sisk, Chair of the Board of Trustees of General Theological Seminary has posted a letter to the alumi/ae of GTS.  The Association of Theological Schools accreditation Commission visits General Seminary this week as well: To: The Rev. Dr. R. Scott White Members of the Alumni Executive Committee Alumni/ae of The General Theological Seminary From: The Rt. Rev. […]

Surprised by joy

A reader was surprised to find a letter on joy by C.S. Lewis tucked into a book purchased at a second-hand store. Three years before writing his memoir entitled Surprised by Joy: the shape of my early life, Lewis described his idea of joy in a letter to a lady named Mrs Ellis, about whom nothing […]

The Magazine: Why the church can’t or won’t get real

The Magazine: Why the church can’t or won’t get real

By Emily Rowell Brown A dear friend from college sighed as she told me about how she was struggling to find a church after her recent move to DC. She had a church in New Haven, where she had lived previously, but she confessed to me that it never really felt like home. “I never […]

Berlin grants humanist pupils own holiday

Berlin grants humanist pupils own holiday

BERLIN (AP) — Schools in Berlin have recognized World Humanist Day as a holiday on a par with All Saints’ Day, Yom Kippur and Eid al-Fitr. The decision means Berlin pupils who subscribe to humanism — a philosophy that rejects the existence of deities — can apply for a day off to celebrate their belief […]

On healing the wounds of Ferguson too lightly

On healing the wounds of Ferguson too lightly

The wounds in our country are deeper and wider that putting cameras on police officers can fix according to The Rt Rev Dan Edwards, Diocese of Nevada. We need to address the domination system spiritually, politically, socially, and economically: Many have said much and will say more about the deaths of black men in Ferguson, New York […]

Speaking to the Soul: Many in Number

Wednesday, December 9, 2013 — Week of Advent 2, Year One [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 38 (morning) // 119:25-48 (evening) Isaiah 6:1-13 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 John 7:53-8:11 My heart is heavy this morning. It is heavy with grief […]