Day: December 26, 2014

Why the Chinese government fears a vibrant church

Why the Chinese government fears a vibrant church

Giles Frasier talks about how Christianity is growing fast in China and why the government is threatened by that fact. …while the Chinese government has been delighted with its world-beating economic performance, it has little idea how to deal with the unexpected and unwanted rise of religion. Indeed, it scares the bejeezus out of it […]

From mansion to factory

From mansion to factory

The Diocese of Connecticut moved their diocesan offices to a repurposed factory in an old mill town. Ball bearings were invented to help machines turns smoothly and work by transforming friction into motion. One wonders if this image was on the mind of Bishop Ian Douglas and architect Duo Dickson when they transformed an old factory […]

The Magazine: The church is a hospital for sinners

The Magazine: The church is a hospital for sinners

by Maria Evans “The church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.” —attributed to Augustine of Hippo, John Chrysostom, and Abigail Van Buren, among others; take your pick.   We don’t really know who actually said this phrase, and a few quick searches on my behalf never really gave me a definitive […]

Speaking to the Soul: Waiting Tables

Feast of Saint Stephen, Deacon and Martyr [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 28, 30 (morning) // 118 (evening) Chronicles 24:17-22 Acts 6:1-7 People often say that everyone should spend some time in their lives waiting tables. The idea […]