The UMC Judicial Council met yesterday in New Jersey to hear the case of Bishop Karen Oliveto, and to decide whether she should be deposed. A decision point is fast approaching where the UMC will need to define what sort of church they intend to be.
Luci and Jordan continue their journey through the beginning of First Samuel
By doubling down on trying to maintain what was familiar about the church and its mores, we may have poorly positioned ourselves to respond positively to what was happening in our parishes and neighborhoods. Inadvertently, in the press to respond to profound human suffering and changing circumstances which were often baffling, we all too often neglected the nurturing of disciples of Christ
How, then, to reconcile two social needs which seem at odds with each other: a longing for spaces for peace and reflection with the urgency of social justice issues? How can we create spaces for the former without sticking our heads in the sand and ignoring the latter?
Sitting on a wooden pew is fine. Safe. Elegant. But I want my heart to burn within me as I walk with new friends to nowhere in particular and yet arriving.
Greg, Liz, Lucas, and Martin talk about the hit BBC series Sherlock and what it has to teach us about friendship, discipleship, and mindfulness.
In this Holy Week and Easter episode this year we listen to stories of sexual trafficking, ministries of anti-human trafficking, and resurrected life made possible through Christ. Colin interviews Becca Stevens, founder and president of Thistle Farms, and Bonnie Gatchell, founder and director of Route One Ministry.
Happy Easter! In this episode Luci and Jordan get into the story of Samuel
It grieves me that we put so much effort into the suffering, shame and darkness of Holy week and then just recover, exhausted with Netflix and candy in Easter Week, too exhausted even to unwrap a Cadbury Egg. Easter Monday? What of Monday? What of Tuesday? What of Wednesday of this Easter Week?
On the third morning
The women came first,
Somehow knowing in their wisdom
As women often do!
Anxious with sorrow,
I increasingly feel that I live in a strange land. Political polarization has displaced the mutual respect and compromise essential for democracy to protect the rights of the minority and the majority… Where is the Church, and most particularly The Episcopal Church (TEC), to be found in this strange land?
A meditation for Good Friday in honor of Gurdon Brewster and the beloved community of Ebenezer Baptist Church
Luci and Jordan offer this special episode on this Good Friday
In this episode of our Podcast we look at the Episcopal church’s place in American society and ask if that’s where we really want to be or not