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Preparing for Good Friday

Preparing for Good Friday

“The choice we Christians face this Lent is to confront the heritage from the past and its impact or to be silent. For the faithful who have heard over many years the Passion according to John, it can be heard differently this Good Friday. To the seeker who might hear this narrative rarely or even for the first time in our church, what must we say? What will we choose to say— in writing?”

Understanding Evangelism: Three Key Terms

Understanding Evangelism: Three Key Terms

“When evangelism is strictly about sharing the good news, those who evangelize are energized and grow in faith, hope, and love. Conversion remains the amazing grace of the Holy Spirit. Evangelists help conversions happen, even being the linchpin at times. Church Growth stays as the work of the congregation, inviting others to join the community and letting them grow as a new member.”

Sewanee’s School of Theology to Increase Financial Aid

Sewanee’s School of Theology to Increase Financial Aid

The School of Theology at Sewanee quietly announced yesterday that students in the Master of Divinity program will be able to attend tuition-free, beginning in the 2020-21 school year.

… [A]ll students entering the master of divinity degree program will receive aid to cover the full cost of tuition and fees as well as generous need-based aid to be used toward up to 100% of household living expenses, such as housing, food, utilities, transportation, books and supplies, and health […]

Settlement in Lawsuit Challenging Travel Ban

Settlement in Lawsuit Challenging Travel Ban

A press release from ACLU-WA and the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia announcing the settlement of a lawsuit with the Trump administration.

Settlement in Lawsuit Challenging Travel Ban

February 10, 2020

From ACLU-WA:

As part of a settlement agreement in a civil rights lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s ban on refugees, the federal government will now prioritize the processing of dozens of refugee cases affecting hundreds of people in the United States and abroad.

“When you’re separated from your family, it’s like a piece of you […]

Island Time

Island Time

The creed of one Christian denomination begins and ends with the words “We are not alone.” And though that is true, sometimes I want very much to be alone, to live on an island with a dog and some nice snacks.  And a wood stove.  Ok, and some books. And did I mention nice snacks?

A settlement is announced between the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and the ACNA Diocese of Quincy

A settlement is announced between the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and the ACNA Diocese of Quincy

Bishop Lee wrote: “The perseverance and courage of the people of the Peoria Deanery during the past eleven years has been remarkable, and I am grateful that this settlement will benefit their participation in God’s mission for many years to come.”

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