We review the new book, The Ultimate Quest: A Geek’s Guide to (the Episcopal) Church by Jordan Haynie Ware, a fun, pop-culture take on the world of Episcopalianism
Luci & Jordan look at some p0werful female protagonists (Deborah, Barak, and Jael) in the Book of Judges
I, like a great many people, experience some places as holy places. However, I do not believe that God created specific holy places. Ongoing, consistent evolutionary processes produced the cosmos as we know it. This presumably precludes God differentiating particular places in ways that those places are inherently holy or “thin,” i.e. places in which God is more easily or frequently encountered.
There are deep theological underpinnings to the present political struggle. These include: the perennial desire for a savior, the existence of evil and the consequences of man’s inescapable nature.
“As Jesus tries, the blind man tries. He looks and blindness has given way to partial sight but then he has to “look intently” – he has to try harder to be healed. Funny that.”
Betsy, Liz, Ricardo, and Salina talk about the layers of meaning from the Oscar-nominated film Moonlight.
Jordan and Luci continue their biblical journey as they delve into the book of Judges
I came into this church with stereotypes and negative expectations. Instead, I’ve gotten to know some of the most gracious, kind-hearted people that this planet has to offer. I’ve seen their words backed by actions, and their willingness to step out of their comfort zones just to lend a hand
Salt is not an element useful to itself. Its value comes in its application on other things: flavoring, cleansing, preserving from decay. Jesus warns that salt may become useless. In the same way salt opens us to flavors, light opens us to sight. We church-goers need to decide if we are attendees or if we are disciples – and if we are disciples then we are called to live out our identity as salt and light.
In this special episode, Jordan gives a special preview reading of her new book; The Ultimate Quest: a Geek’s Guide to the (Episcopal) Church.
It’s Jon and Charles on their own this month talking asking what makes a place holy, our penchant for attaching holiness to things and the perennial struggle to decide how best to let the holy things go at their end of life
In an editorial in the Christian Century, the President of the House of Deputies warns fellow Christians of the danger in chasing after power and prestige and the pitfalls of complicity with the darker aspects of the Trump administration’s agenda
S2E11 feat. Sarah Condon, Bernard J. Owens, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Luci and Jordan plow through Joshua (“a right strawy book of the Bible”) looking at the entry of the Israelites into the promised land.
Faith Reels reviews Moonlight; a remarkable look into a life that is astonishing and grace-filled, with cautious hope and love.