The Diocese of Virginia Annual Council today passed a resolution to change its name from Annual Council to Annual Convention: R-2: Name Change of Council to Convention Adopted; text pending final review Resolved, that, in the spirit of reconciliation, the name of the annual meeting of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia be […]
Day: January 23, 2015
When Canon Kenneth Kearon is consecrated Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe, in the Church of Ireland, some of the consecrators will be Methodist. That’s because the Church of Ireland and the Methodist Church in Ireland now are in full communion. Belfast News Letter: And tomorrow proves the point when, in Dublin, Methodist leaders will take part […]
Father Richard Estrada is described as a fixture of the religious left and an activist for justice in and around Los Angeles. Now he is an Episcopalian. Kate Linthicum writes in the LA Times: These days, Estrada’s base is the small stucco home near Montebello that he inherited from his parents. A fountain bubbles in […]
It was both salvation and the start of a journey. Which is how Ben Irwin describes how he came to the Episcopal Church. My faith was saved in a gutted-out shopping mall. I had reached a point where I no longer believed in God’s love—or rather, I didn’t believe it was meant for me. I […]
The story goes like this: A prayerful quarterback is rewarded by God with a winning pass. Or, God will favor the faithful athlete with “good health and success.” At the same time, many Americans who are both religious and love football think that players should be banned from the game for domestic violence and that teams […]
In this episode, Popping Collars takes on Breaking Bad. Is there anything redemptive in Walter White?
The gospel text for this morning has inspired me to keep my thoughts brief and get a bit more sleep. In today’s gospel, the disciples find Jesus infuriatingly asleep on their boat as they try to cope with the turmoil of wind and waves. While they were full of fear and worry, there was Jesus “in the stern, asleep on the cushion.”