Day: December 17, 2014

When you have the unpopular opinion of Christmas

When you have the unpopular opinion of Christmas

In what is admittedly an unpopular opinion, the website xoJane.com published an opinion piece titled “Christmas should not be a National Holiday.” It’s made its way around the Internet, and TIME.com even picked it up. Written by Marci, a Jewish woman, she states right off “no religious holiday should be a national holiday; therefore, those who […]

The Magazine: Home is where you go and they don’t kick you out

The Magazine: Home is where you go and they don’t kick you out

Like many adults in the Episcopal Church today, I am not a cradle Episcopalian. I grew up in the Methodist church in my Southern California hometown, though I was not happy there. I was glad when in high school my work schedule at the local supermarket had me in the store on Sunday mornings. That […]

Reparative Therapy of LGBT+ People Legal in Most States

Reparative Therapy of LGBT+ People Legal in Most States

One lawmaker in Virginia says he will introduce legislation in the upcoming session to outlaw “reparative therapy” of LGBT+ youth. It’s in response to a billboard that went up in the Richmond area stating emphatically no one is born gay and it can be cured. “There’s is no on/off switch for sexual orientation, and putting […]

The Rev Libby Lane named first female bishop in Church of England

The Rev Libby Lane named first female bishop in Church of England

Huzzah! From the Guardian: The Rev Libby Lane, a parish priest from Crewe, is the surprise choice for the Church of England’s first female bishop. She has been appointed suffragan (assistant) bishop of Stockport, which the church counts as part of Chester diocese. Her appointment brings to an end 22 years of resistance to the […]

Speaking to the Soul: Turning to Him

Wednesday, December 17, 2013 — Week of Advent 3, 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 119:49-72 (morning) // 49, [53] (evening) Isaiah 9:8-17 2 Peter 2:1-10a Mark 1:1-8 Can love coexist with violence? Too often, our upbringings, our […]