Day: February 6, 2015

The “pay-what-you-want” synagogue

Some synagogues are turning away from dues as their main source of funding and towards voluntary pledges. While this might not sound very radical to Episcopalians, who gave up pew-rents in the late 19th century, it is a big deal in American Judaism. With this change, we hear very familiar questions being asked; in particular, how […]

Humanity in the dock

Humanity in the dock

Giles Frasier reflects on the death Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Muadh al-Kasasbeh at the hands of the Islamic State and recalls how saints like Thomas More once sent men to die at the stake. The Guardian: I wandered down to Smithfield market to get some air. I sat in a posh cafe and tried to picture what the place […]

Oscar Romero, martyr

Oscar Romero, martyr

Canon C. K. Robertson says that Vatican recognition of Oscar Romero a holy martyr is significant for Episcopalians as well as Roman Catholics. Huffington Post: It has been nearly 20 years since Pope John Paul II declared Romero a “Servant of God,” only to then have the process stall. News reports are full of stories about […]