Beauty comes from hardships. Blemishes to body and spirit. I wish it were not so. Grace comes from letting it all happen the way a pot lets me chip it when I carelessly knock it during my own life-tantrums. Grace comes from us letting others hit us in their tantrums.
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Now, we are in another such time of transition. And the effect on the church is pronounced. Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, Generations X, Y and Z have been quietly leaving the church. By 2000 and, for the first time in the 2000 years of the Church, three generations in a row were staying home to their grandparent’s annoyance and the tithe dependent church’s confusion.
We all want to “make our mark” on the soft clay of our lives and the lives of others. The word “humble” comes from the word “humus” or “earth.” To be in the mud – the dirt – the clay, is a humble place. You should see the mess I make after a day of making 50 tea bowls – clay in my hair, on my glasses, under my fingernails, all over my clothes.
Recently, the Crusty Old Dean published a blog post on ageism in the church. He was responding to the age demographics of the nominees put forward by the Joint Nominating Committee. COD noted that “60% of the nominees were over the age of 60, and 81% were over the age of 50.” His theory is […]
The Episcopal Church Executive Council, at its January meeting in Linthicum Heights, MD, approved the recipients of the Constable Fund Grants, totaling $200,000 for six projects.
A North Carolina Episcopal church has been instrumental in the founding of a loan closet for medical equipment.
The Primates of the Global South met in Cairo last week. The Anglican Church in North America shared their communique. The bulk of its message was concerned once more with moves towards marriage equality in parts of the Anglican Communion: We express our sadness for the decision taken by the Scottish Episcopal Church to change […]
Today, thousands of religious leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds met in Washington, DC to protest social and racial injustice in a protest called “One Thousand Ministers March for Justice”.
In an op-ed for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Rev. Benjamin Campbell, of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, calls for us to tear down the “real” monuments of the Confederacy: the systemic oppression of African Americans.
A small village in Alaska copes with climate change.