“Praying for the women who are detained helps us act out for ourselves and the world the humanity of those detained. It reminds us that they are children of God, even as the prison tries to make them something other than that.”
Of course, the other matter I raised in my first letter is that for many months now I have been considering the options for my retirement. I can now tell you that for personal reasons I shall resign and retire earlier than I had planned (which is another reason not to elect a second suffragan at this time). I have not yet determined precisely when that will be, but I am looking toward the summer of next year, 2019.
A letter released by bishops in the Diocese of Lichfield regarding the inclusion of LGBT+ people in the Church of England has sparked controversy, leading to debate about what it means to include and honor.
Last week, the Oxford-based Egypt Exploration Society published the most recent volume of their Oxyrhynchus Papyri series, making public a papyrus fragment of the Gospel of Mark dating from the late second or early third century AD, the earliest known fragment of that book.
Episcopal Enterprises looks beyond traditional stewardship models by “providing an innovative platform for the church to engage in social enterprise in order to create greater capacity for ministry and better sustain our communities and our parishes.”
In a letter to the Diocese of Virginia, published on the diocesan website today, the Rt. Rev. Shannon S. Johnston, XIII Bishop of Virginia, stated that the ongoing search for a second bishop suffragan has come to an end without an election.
At a time when church attendance is in decline and use of technology throughout everyday life is increasing, the Church of England is capitalizing on the virtual assistant trend by launching a new skill on Amazon Alexa.