Earlier this week, the Bishop of the Diocese of West Texas, David M. Reed, released a letter detailing several immigration initiatives that are ongoing in the diocese. The Diocese of West Texas is the southernmost diocese in the state and includes the cities of San Antonio, Brownsville, and Corpus Christi. The diocese borders Mexico to the west and the Gulf of Mexico to the east and, due to its location, is the site of much the immigration across the southern […]
Although this move is a shocking policy reversal in the eyes of many, the reversal does not officially change the LDS Church’s stance or teaching against same-sex marriage. Rather, this change in policy simply offers a venue for the inclusion of children and youth who would have otherwise been excluded until legal adulthood.
We review Tim Schenck’s “Holy Grounds: The Surprising Connection between Coffee and Faith—From Dancing Goats to Satan’s Drink.”
“People live such precarious lives already and there’s very little safety net so when something like this happens, the level of destruction is so much worse than it is for us here. People are living on the edge. Five days later, people are still living on rooftops waiting to be rescued,” stated the Rt. Rev. Mark Van Koevering, Bishop Provisional of Lexington and former Bishop of Niassa (Mozambique).
Hollerith writes, “We find ourselves in a moment in which schools, churches, universities and others are reckoning with painful cases of abuse, assault or harassment from years past. Of all the institutions in our public life, the church must be held to the highest standards of accountability, protection and justice, particularly when it involves situations involving children or minors.”
The Rt. Rev. Susan Bell, Bishop of Niagra, sees social media use as a way of reaching new people and noted,
“For Anglicans in particular, the Reformation taught us that communicating the gospel in the vernacular was a core value…Well, social media is the vernacular now, and we are bound by our polity, tradition and the Great Commission to preach the gospel to the whole creation using whatever tools the Lord makes available to us.”
“I served as ecumenical officer of the Episcopal Church and have been to a number of General Conferences. I’ve told Episcopal Church colleagues that what was coming in the United Methodist Church would make the conflict the Episcopal Church had over Gene Robinson look like the Council of Nicaea by comparison. I knew it would be bad. But the Special General Conference was even worse than I imagined, with a level of hurt, anger, vitriol, and despair that was truly hard to witness. Many people are shocked, angry, hurt, and feel abandoned by their church.
The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth shared the following statement on their website this past week:
On Friday, February 8, 2019, the Texas Supreme Court said it would like to consider briefing on the merits before deciding whether to take up the breakaways parties’ petition for review of the Fort Worth Court of Appeals April 2018 opinion in favor of the loyal Episcopalians of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and our conditional cross-petition for review. The conditional cross-petition asserted additional […]
The Bishop and Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine released a statement today regarding a complaint against one of the nominees for Bishop, the Rev. Canon Anne Mallonee, who currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Ecclesiastical Officer of The Church Pension Group. Although the complaint was investigated and dismissed, the person who filed the complaint has thirty days to appeal the decision and this window extends beyond the Electing Convention, which will take place this Saturday, February […]
“We’ve been very clear when we first proposed a season of repentance that this is about the biblical admonition that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and that every one of us has areas in our lives individually, and corporately that require repentance…some of that repentance is around how we treat one another, how we have worked with, or not with one another. And that we believe that all of us can examine ourselves in the season of Lent,” says Bishop Linda Nicholls of the Diocese of Huron.