The Army announced today that it would not be approving the easement to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to continue construction on its current path. They had suspended the easement on November 14 in response to protests from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, whose water supply was potentially threatened by the pipeline’s proposed passage under […]
Day: December 4, 2016
In this episode, Luci Jordan wraps up Leviticus
What sat so badly in my gut those many years ago was the perceived necessity of making the Work somehow palatable to those who would, or should do it. The Work is all around us, all the time, and it is deeply un-sexy stuff
For more than thirty-five years, the General Convention has expressed support for access to healthcare for all Americans, whether defined specifically as citizens, or more broadly to include everyone. This is a principle that can’t be tied to a single law or legislative initiative. Rather, for the Episcopal Church this is an expression of the Baptismal Covenant.
I have seen the work that is required to turn a sword into a plowshare – the brute force and heat required to re-craft a spear-head into a pruning hook. But it can be done. Weapons can be re-made. The question Advent asks is this: “What tools of war in your life – in my life – need to be heated in the forge of prayer and then hammered on the anvil of determination- re-made into tools for peace?”
Like a slithering viper tucked away in a crevice, this sort of mental credentialing is dangerous precisely because we can’t see it. The crowd gathered around John in today’s reading was different in many ways, but John addressed them all equally in their need to reform their lives.