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Book Review: Consider the Women: A Provocative Guide to Three Matriarchs of the Bible

Book Review: Consider the Women: A Provocative Guide to Three Matriarchs of the Bible

“The Bible invites—almost demands—our questions,” writes Lutheran pastor Debbie Blue in Consider the Women: A Provocative Guide to Three Matriarchs of the Bible.

The Episcopal Church in Haiti: Stretching towards a new future

The Episcopal Church in Haiti: Stretching towards a new future

Our Episcopal Church today is an international structure, yet it is still in the image of the church in the United States of America.  The Canons of the Church in Haiti, The Dominican Republic or Honduras reflect the American form of governance, liturgical practices and theological positions in almost every area of the faith. Exploring the possibility of granting the greatest possible autonomy to our overseas churches would offer a more powerful testimony of the spirit of Anglicanism.   

How can we strengthen the rural church?

How can we strengthen the rural church?

At this time, 25% of the parishes in my diocese are without a priest, and 40% of the parishes in the diocese cannot afford a full-time priest.  Nearly all of the rural parishes of my diocese fall into both of these categories. Most of the rural parishes of TEC are in the same boat, and are on the verge of collapse.  Very soon we will be, for all intents and purposes, an urban church.  What do we do?  

Electric Charging and Resurrection Hope

Electric Charging and Resurrection Hope

“As in our lives of faithful action, this part of who we are now affects what we do next. The identity we took on months or years ago can constrain us from detours, or cause us to react quicker, not just for our own sake, but especially for the good of others. We cannot drain ourselves dry, or we will have no energy to do God’s work of sharing the Gospel and loving our neighbors!”

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