This week, we delve into the legacy of the first prominent female Protestant writer, who defended the work of Luther and Melanchton
Day: May 1, 2021
Following a search lengthened by the coronavirus pandemic, the Diocese of South Carolina has elected the Rev. Canon Ruth Woodliff-Stanley as its fifteenth bishop on the second ballot. The diocese’s announcement of the election notes that: Once consecrated in October, Bishop-elect Woodliff-Stanley will be the first female to serve as bishop in the more than […]
Today I continue to engage in childhood rites. Throughout my life, I have dared God to love me when I stray. I double-dare him to love me when I do not listen to him. I triple-dog dare him to again show his love in a direct and immediate way. So far, God has accepted all my dares. For me, the salvation story resonates like a dare that ends in victory. A girl charged with a nearly impossible mission could get close to God. All along, it was within reach.
“James and Philip travelled with Jesus throughout his ministry. Yet even some of the closest disciples to Jesus, like Peter, still did not appreciate the fullness of the message. Was their faith shallow? Was Jesus trying to teach nuclear physics when the disciples could not pass simple addition and subtraction?”