The offending phrase appears to be, “as we discover your will for our country,” which some object promotes the view that the General Election will be directly decided by the will of God
Sinking statues of Jesus is, it turns out, a niche but profound tradition spread around the seabeds of the earth; a reminder that there is no place beyond the reach of God’s love and mercy.
Today, I will ask only for mercy. It doesn’t have to be dramatic, or brave, or foolish. I will not ask for any sign that it has been accomplished; only for a little mercy to spread on the ground, to soothe a small, insignificant morsel of creation.
At its Convention this weekend, the Episcopal Diocese of New York will revive Resolutions to condemn slavery which were tabled at its 1860 Convention.
Last year’s General Convention debates over Israel, Palestine, and the path to peace in the Holy Lands was fraught, but the Fall meeting of the Executive Council has returned to the challenge, hoping to find a way to thread the needle of support for the human rights of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories through economic pressure that does not fall under the controversial umbrella of BDS.
We review Wendy LeBolt’s “Made to Move: Knowing and Loving God Through Our Bodies;” a guide to becoming a kinesthetic Christian
There may be a fever of prayerful activity, “raging against the dying of the light,” trying to stave off the coldness to come. They are symptoms of the southerning sun. Soon, some of us know, our prayers will be those of sleepwalkers, slow to respond to the promptings and proddings of the Spirit, fumbling and in danger of falling.
“We are … keenly aware of the long and grievous history of the church in denying its historic connection to the Jewish people, and in failing to speak with moral clarity when Jewish communities have been singled out for discrimination and violence. … We will not fail to remind our communities of the profound errors of the past, when the church made easy alliance with the evils of white supremacy and nationalism.”
John Henry Newman is remembered in Anglicanism largely for his role as a founding member and leading tractarian of the Oxford Movement in the Church of England. He is known in Roman Catholicism as a convert and a cardinal, and in both traditions as a scholar and a priest. Newman will be canonized by the Roman Catholic church this Sunday, October 13th.
How to read the Bible:
Alone in the dead of night, with only the owls for company;
Bravely, when the text takes a terrifying turn;
Curiously, open to giants, sea monsters, miracles, and talking snakes …