Day: January 7, 2015

GOE’s Set 3: Christian Ethics and Moral Theology

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 […]

Statements on the Paris terror attacks

Statements on the Paris terror attacks

UPDATE 2: A second statement from Bishop Whalon – see below. UPDATE: The Archbishop of Canterbury has a statement – see below. Terrorists attacked the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo killing several members of the staff. The dean of the American Cathedral in Paris and Bishop Whalon of The Episcopal Church in […]

Army chaplain on faith and doubt through grief

Army chaplain on faith and doubt through grief Headshot photo of the Rev. David W. Peters

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 […]

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 […]