Category: Episcopal Cafe

The Daily Sip: Delightful Darkness

The Daily Sip: Delightful Darkness

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.

From the Daily Sip: Leaving a mark

From the Daily Sip: Leaving a mark

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.

Opinion: Ageism in the church

Opinion: Ageism in the church

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 […]

Primates of the Global South on marriage equality and the Anglican Communion

Primates of the Global South on marriage equality and the Anglican Communion

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 […]

Thousands of religious leaders march in Washington DC for social justice

Thousands of religious leaders march in Washington DC for social justice

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”.

Op-Ed by Episcopal priest urges removal of “real articles of the Confederacy”

Op-Ed by Episcopal priest urges removal of “real articles of the Confederacy”

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.