Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt, killing at least 28 people and wounding 25 others, officials say. The bus was travelling to the Monastery of St Samuel the Confessor, 135km (85 miles) south of Cairo, from Minya province when it came under fire.
by Maria Evans AM Psalm 85, 86; PM Psalm 91, 92 Ezek. 1:28-3:3; Heb. 4:14-5:6; Luke 9:28-36 Both…
I can’t imagine that Jesus ever meant for us to strip other peoples of their ancient understandings and way of life, their culture and their religion, as Christians, in an attempt to carry out the Great Commission, have done – over and over again.
The Presiding Bishop, and the diocesan and suffragan bishops of Haiti, along with the diocesan Standing Committee have entered a covenant agreement that “seeks to address and resolve many of the issues of conflict that have been burdening the diocese.”
Today, we are full of shock, of grief, and of anger. In our grief we call upon God to extend his everlasting arms to those whose lives have been cut short; in our shock we call upon him to reach out with his embracing arms to comfort those who have been scarred in body or in mind; in our anger we call upon him to strengthen us with his mighty arms, to resist evil and build us through love of one another into an ever closer unity across our rich diversity.
Believing that worship can be fun and playful doesn’t take the seriousness away from church. I believe that the more serious we take church, the more we can be playful with church.
Never in the history of the world have we needed great scholars of religion, science, and history to help us as we do now. So, in gratitude and in hope, let us give thanks for scholars and let us pray for more.
I appreciate Alcuin. I think I appreciate him more every time I think about him, because to him learning was a passion and others benefited from his passion.
by Kristin Fontaine I was driving around with my son and another driver or a pedestrian did something that…
As emissaries of the mysterious, steady and holy love that is God, we are called to ardently become ourselves and also to truly accept one another.
… what makes the scriptures important is their role as the “canon” (measuring stick) of the Christian faith. They are our traditionally agreed-upon standard or benchmark. They tell us our story and teach us who to be in the world.
God’s voice comes to us each and every day. Sometimes in grand notes and sometimes in the subtle whispers of children. It’s a voice of love and hope and peace.
… like Stephen, we can’t know when even our last minute prayers might make all the difference.
Currently under construction in Musaffah, the All Saints Anglican Church will be able to accommodate over 4,000 worshippers when complete.