Day: January 7, 2015

In 2015, a more genuine faith

The Religion News Service has published an opinion piece by Tom Ehrich on faith movements to watch in 2015. Ehrich predicts three developments: 1. Going beyond the comforts of childhood: This will be year 50 in the decline of American mainline Protestantism. The decline is a source of pain and anxiety among church leaders. Church …

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GOE’s Set 3: Christian Ethics and Moral Theology

Crusty Old Dean aka Dean Tom Ferguson of Bexley Hall Seminary, reflects on Set 3 of questions on the General Ordination Examinations (GOE’s). Set 3:  Christian Ethics and Moral Theology OPEN RESOURCES You observe two bumper stickers displayed together on a car in a university neighborhood. One says, “Save the Whales.” The other says, “Keep Abortion …

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Headshot photo of the Rev. David W. Peters

Army chaplain on faith and doubt through grief

Photo Courtesy Robert K. Chambers US Army Chaplain David Peters found his faith severely tested after returning home from Iraq in 2006. Facing the dissolution of his marriage, and a feeling of abandonment and estrangement from God, Peters struggled with and ultimately left the fundamentalist evangelical church he had belonged to. He eventually remarried, was ordained …

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Speaking to the Soul: Upstairs-Downstairs

Week of Christmas 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 103 (morning) // 114, 115 (evening) Isaiah 52:3-6 Revelation 2:1-7 John 2:1-11 Today’s gospel reading about the miracle at Cana has some features of upstairs-downstairs stories like …

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