Day: July 12, 2015

Neither hot nor cold: General Convention on Palestine/Israel

The Revds. Winnie Varghese and C. Eric Funston express their disappointment in the lack of discussion allowed or action taken by General Convention 2015 on Israel/Palestine. The resolution died in the House of Bishops, never getting to the House of Deputies. From Varghese in the Huffington Post, “Episcopal Bishops Did Not Reject Divestment from Israel” Last …

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Lex orandi lex credendi Revisited

This past General Convention began moves towards a new revision of the Prayer Book, in this piece, Lisa Fischbeck asks that we consider how changing patterns of “belonging” to church might need to be reflected in how we worship

Speaking to the Soul: God can use anything even a towel

Mark 5:25-34 In the first century there was a woman in Jerusalem named Berenice. She had a hemorrhage of blood, probably what we call menorrhagia. Mennorrhagia is treatable today, and doesn’t carry the stigma that it did in first-century Jerusalem. For Berenice, though, her issue of blood was more problematic. She was probably in constant pain, …

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