Day: July 1, 2015

Church choir gigs with the Rolling Stones

Church choir gigs with the Rolling Stones

Who says Episcopalians can’t rock? The choir of Calvary Episcopal in Williamsville, N.Y. will be performing with the Rolling Stones on July 11. From the Buffalo News’ Gusto: [Music director and choir conductor Alex] Benestelli said the choir was asked in February to perform with the Rolling Stones by a friend of his who lives […]

Star of Bethlehem back in the sky this week?

Star of Bethlehem back in the sky this week?

According to National Geographic, Venus and Jupiter are closer this week than they’ve been in more than 10 years; last night and tonight they will be at their closest, separated by less than half a degree. The conjunction of the two planets may be an explanation for a Biblical phenomenon: While limited in their scientific […]

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America releases letter on SCOTUS marriage ruling

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America releases letter on SCOTUS marriage ruling

From a release posted late yesterday afternoon: The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), offered a pastoral letter June 30 to the 3.8 million members of the denomination in response to the recent Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples may now exercise the right to marry. The […]