Day: October 12, 2015

Columbus Day or Indigenous People Day?

Columbus Day or Indigenous People Day?

The Guardian reports that many communities across America are celebrating Indigenous People Day alongside the Federally recognized Columbus Day holiday; it is still a tiny number of cities and counties, but the movement to recognize the contributions of indigenous people, and the losses they suffered under colonialism, seems to be gaining strength. Is this lip service […]

Archbishop Welby to preach at Virginia Theological Seminary tomorrow

Archbishop Welby to preach at Virginia Theological Seminary tomorrow

The Archbishop of Canterbury will preach the sermon at the Consecration of the Immanuel Chapel at VTS, on Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m. VTS has invited all alumni to attend, and will be live streaming the service. (10 a.m. EST) Immanuel Chapel replaces the chapel which burned in October 2010, previously reported here.

Analysis and round-up of recent coverage on church decline

Analysis and round-up of recent coverage on church decline

The Christian Science Monitor has written a thorough piece on church decline, highlighting phenomena that may not surprise long-time readers of the Café; a partial list of those highlights follows: studies show that church attendance is cyclical and current numbers resemble the ’40s, that the faithful are more actively devout than they were in the ’50s & ’60s, the […]