The Episcopal Church Building Fund has been working with parishes to forge new identities and new ways of living in their communities
We review the new book, The Ultimate Quest: A Geek’s Guide to (the Episcopal) Church by Jordan Haynie Ware, a fun, pop-culture take on the world of Episcopalianism
Luci & Jordan look at some p0werful female protagonists (Deborah, Barak, and Jael) in the Book of Judges
I, like a great many people, experience some places as holy places. However, I do not believe that God created specific holy places. Ongoing, consistent evolutionary processes produced the cosmos as we know it. This presumably precludes God differentiating particular places in ways that those places are inherently holy or “thin,” i.e. places in which God is more easily or frequently encountered.
There are deep theological underpinnings to the present political struggle. These include: the perennial desire for a savior, the existence of evil and the consequences of man’s inescapable nature.
“As Jesus tries, the blind man tries. He looks and blindness has given way to partial sight but then he has to “look intently” – he has to try harder to be healed. Funny that.”
Betsy, Liz, Ricardo, and Salina talk about the layers of meaning from the Oscar-nominated film Moonlight.
Failure to pass in the House of Clergy means the report on the CoE’s approach to marriage equality and full inclusion is rejected; but does that mean the CoE goes back to square one?
Welby calls upon the church resist the temptation of the “post-Constantinian tendency to exercise power,” and to be active participants and leaders in forging a new way of civic life; “In the necessary reimagination of our country”
Jordan and Luci continue their biblical journey as they delve into the book of Judges
I came into this church with stereotypes and negative expectations. Instead, I’ve gotten to know some of the most gracious, kind-hearted people that this planet has to offer. I’ve seen their words backed by actions, and their willingness to step out of their comfort zones just to lend a hand
Salt is not an element useful to itself. Its value comes in its application on other things: flavoring, cleansing, preserving from decay. Jesus warns that salt may become useless. In the same way salt opens us to flavors, light opens us to sight. We church-goers need to decide if we are attendees or if we are disciples – and if we are disciples then we are called to live out our identity as salt and light.
Details of he former COO’s lawsuit against the church are available. In it Bishop Sauls claims that a conspiracy led by PHoD Gay Jennings led to his ouster and that the poor way it was handled has destroyed his reputation
In this special episode, Jordan gives a special preview reading of her new book; The Ultimate Quest: a Geek’s Guide to the (Episcopal) Church.