Marcus Borg died this morning after a prolonged illness.
Day: January 21, 2015
The Diocese of Virginia holds its Annual Council (its name for Annual Convention) beginning tomorrow. Traditionally one or more pre-council meetings are held at locations around the diocese to discuss resolutions, amendments to Constitution and Canons, and the budget. For many it’s a long drive for a short meeting, and attendance suffers. This year pre-council […]
On January 26, the Reverend Libby Lane will be consecrated Suffragan Bishop of Stockport at York Minster. On February 2, the Reverend Philip North will be consecrated Suffragan Bishop of Burnley in the Blackburn diocese. Lane is the first woman bishop in the Church of England; North is a traditionalist who does not support the […]
News outlets including The New York Times and CNN reported that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 to allow a Muslim prisoner in Arkansas to grow a half-inch beard, and that the Department of Corrections’ policy on beard-growing violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, which, according to Justice Samuel Alito, prohibits a […]
Week of Epiphany 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 38 (morning) // 119:25-48 (evening) Isaiah 44:24-45:7 Ephesians 5:1-14 Mark 4:1-20 Our second reading today describes Christ’s self-giving love as “a fragrant offering” to God. Christ’s […]
by George Clifford In college and seminary in the 1970s, I was taught that stasis was theologically superior to dynamism. For example, course content emphasized that God—unlike humans—is immutable, unchanging, and unchangeable. I was taught that revelation ended when the canon closed. Yes, God still spoke to individuals, but God had no fresh message, revelation, […]