Day: January 26, 2015

BBC4 explains the free will defence with animations and cartoons

BBC4 explains the free will defence with animations and cartoons

As part of their series, A History of Ideas, BBC4 presents a short (2 minute) video titled “The Free Will Defence: A Good God vs The Problem of Evil”. It’s scripted by Nigel Warburton, and Harry Shearer narrates Cognitive’s fun, comic-book style animation, to explore one of the oldest theological questions; how can a good God […]

Center for American Progress names 15 faith leaders to watch in 2015

Center for American Progress names 15 faith leaders to watch in 2015

Photo of ExodusFoundation event, © 2008 Tiona Fuller Photography The Center for American Progress has released a list of 15 progressive religious leaders they predict will be important this year. The first leader is Macky Alston, a vice-president of media at Auburn Theological School, and the  filmmaker who won awards for his recent documentary on the Right […]

The Rt Revd Libby Lane consecrated at York Minster

The Rt Revd Libby Lane consecrated at York Minster

The Church of England and several news agencies report that Bishop Lane was consecrated before a congregation of nearly 2000, with more than 100 bishops in attendance. The sermon, by the archdeacon of York Sarah Bullock, likened the service of Bishop Lane to the humble work and sensitive character of Nurse Cynthia Miller, from BBC1’s Call the Midwife. The […]

Guardian op-ed on consecration of the Rev Libby Lane

Guardian op-ed on consecration of the Rev Libby Lane

The Guardian writes a strong op-ed in support of the Rev Libby Lane, describing her consecration today as an indicator of a more progressive Church of England. They are less decisive about the upcoming consecration of Rev Philip North, describing him as a highly qualified Bishop but criticizing his opposition to women Bishops.

Speaking to the Soul: I Want to Know

Conversion of St. Paul (transferred) [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 19 (morning) // 119:89-112 (evening) Isaiah 45:18-25 Philippians 3:4b-11 In today’s second reading, Paul proclaims a faith that is not about knowing things for certain, but about knowing […]