Day: January 11, 2015

Executive Council cuts “asking” for 2016-18 budget

Executive Council cuts “asking” for 2016-18 budget

The Executive Council approved a draft budget and its Blue Book Report for presentation to General Convention.  Episcopal News Service writes: The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council Jan. 11 approved a draft budget for the 2016-2018 triennium that is based on reducing the amount of money asked of dioceses to 15 percent by the last year of the […]

Clergy housing tax exemption upheld…for now

Earlier this week, A Federal Appeals Court in Chicago dismissed a case brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation challenging the tax exemption for clergy housing.  This reversed the decision of US District Judge Barbara Crabb who had ruled the exemption unconstitutional in 2013.  The decision of the Appeals Court to overturn Crabb’s ruling was […]

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The Magazine: American Medicine: A Call for Healing

The Magazine: American Medicine: A Call for Healing

By Dr. Peter N. Purcell I believe that American Medicine is suffering from a soul-sickness that is interfering with its ability to perform its mission of healing the sick. The system, composed overwhelmingly of compassionate professionals anxious to help their patients, needs the ministry of the Church to be healed.   I am not especially […]

Speaking to the Soul: Nothing Lasts Forever

Speaking to the Soul: Nothing Lasts Forever

Psalm 146, 147 (Morning) Psalm 111, 112, 113 (Evening) Isaiah 40:1-11 Heb. 1:1-12 John 1:1-7,19-20,29-34 Just this week, I was remarking to one of my friends that I was really annoyed that no one had given me the list of “things no one ever told me about middle age.”  I’ve been struggling a little with […]