Day: January 8, 2015

UPDATED: Retired bishop says Cook unfit to serve; Prosecutor to hold news conference

UPDATED: A link to Ihloff’s reflection in full. The Baltimore Sun has the report. … the case has continued to reverberate through the Episcopal Church, with the Rt. Rev. Robert W. Ihloff, a former bishop of Maryland, writing in a church email newsletter Thursday that Cook’s actions after the collision mean she is no longer fit […]

Pew Research: America’s rich think the poor have it easy

Pew Research: America’s rich think the poor have it easy

According to the Washington Post’s analysis of new data from the Pew Research Center, wealthy Americans think that the poorest Americans “have it easy.” Do you find this attitude in your church? There is little empathy at the top. Most of America’s richest think poor people have it easy in this country, according to a […]

Transparency and leadership in the Diocese of Maryland

Reactions to the death of Tom Palermo continue throughout the Baltimore community and the Episcopal Church. In today’s Baltimore Sun, Dan Rodricks cites an unusual amount of transparent communication under the leadership of Bishop Eugene Sutton in the Diocese of Maryland as the diocese reaches out to the Palermo family and responds to grief, outrage, and despair in […]

Muslims stand up for Charlie Hebdo

Asif Arif, a Parisian lawyer who directs Cultures & Beliefs, writes in the Huffington Post that Muslims stand with Charlie Hebdo after the attacks: Already on the horizon we see Islamophobes and skeptics of Islam taking great lengths to announce that all of this can be blamed on Islam. But I must emphasize, through this […]

Speaking to the Soul: Sing to the Lord a new song

Speaking to the Soul: Sing to the Lord a new song

Sing to the Lord a new song. Sing to the Lord, all the whole earth.  Psalm 96:1 Since the beginning of the new year, I have been folding paper cranes.  It wasn’t a conscious intention to make this a spiritual practice – and I’m not sure it really is one.  It’s just that I got […]