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What If We Miss These Times?

What If We Miss These Times?

“What if 2020 has afforded us all a retreat – a time to spend time with ourselves, to identify with what we hold to be important.  History will surely be both compassionate and judgmental in how many have approached this pandemic and in policies enacted and those not followed.  We will all have stories of this year to pass along to others but what if, perhaps in just a small way, once we return to “normal” we miss it just a little?  What if we look back and realize lost opportunity?”

Ministry in Higher Education in Pandemic Times

Ministry in Higher Education in Pandemic Times

“Campus ministry is already a practice of ‘virtual’ church, in which networking replaces settled congregational life.  In a time when internet networking has replaced face-to-face connections some of the networking skills of the campus minister can be useful not only to new campus life, but also to new parish life. Having a vocation that is not bound to physical space can be helpful when physical space is not available or practical.”

Uncovering Recovery: Control-Alt-Delete

Uncovering Recovery: Control-Alt-Delete

“Praying for the faith to release our loved ones to God, opening ourselves to accepting their choices, and disciplining ourselves to give our opinions only when asked are all difficult practices but definitely worth the work.  And let’s add to our to-do list the removal of the subtle guilt trips, looks of disappointment, and easily readable body language that can also be powerful forms of control.”

William Porcher DuBose: Priest, Professor, Theologian, and… White Supremacist

William Porcher DuBose: Priest, Professor, Theologian, and… White Supremacist

In the small Florida community where I grew up, there was a palatial and historically prominent mansion called the Porcher House. It was mostly abandoned when I was a teen and is now a wedding and events venue, having been restored and added to the National Historic Registry. It is a lovely piece of architecture, made of local coquina rock and bearing four stones in its façade that reflect Mrs. Porcher’s love of playing Bridge. As a child I can still remember looking for the stones carved to the shape of a diamond, heart, club and spade.  

 

My […]

Uncovering Recovery: The Shifty Self, Part I

Uncovering Recovery: The Shifty Self, Part I

Each morning as my wife and I brushed our teeth, washed our faces, and fixed our hair, our minds already beginning to spin around the challenges and chances of the day, we were addressed by a small brick-red sticker taped to our bathroom mirror.  In bold white letters the sticker affirmed, “You are looking at the only problem you’ll have today.” 

General Convention 2021 Alternative Planning Underway

General Convention 2021 Alternative Planning Underway

The Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, and President of the House of Deputies, Gay Jennings, have written to the Church with updates to the General Convention planning process, which has been significantly altered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the event that we cannot convene safely in person from June 30 to July 9, 2021, we will postpone the 80th General Convention to 2022, working with our partners in Baltimore as we determine appropriate dates. During the summer of 2021, we […]

Welby: Anglicans Must Deal with Their Past

Welby: Anglicans Must Deal with Their Past

In comments made during the online election service for the new Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, Justin Welby said that Anglicans must confront their own history of racism.

The Church of England’s highest-ranking cleric was speaking in a virtual ceremony to mark the formal election of Stephen Cottrell as the 98th Archbishop of York.

The Church of England, established in 1534 after king Henry VIII’s split from Roman Catholicism, last month apologised for its links to slavery, calling […]

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