Just as the priest utters the Words of Institution to mark Christ’s presence in the Eucharist, it often feels that people all over the Episcopal church want to believe that uttering the phrase “families with young children” will somehow make their presence manifest as well.
by Bonnie Anderson and Dan Webster
HBO is airing a truly important film. ‘All the Way’ is a play by Robert Schenkkan adapted for film. It tells the story of President Lyndon Johnson’s advocacy for the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The film chronicles the effort expended by President Johnson to get the Act through Congress.
The two primary actors, Bryan Cranston as Johnson and Melissa Leo as Lady Bird, are both admirable actors and they bring authenticity to the […]
by Edwin Smit and Louie Crew Clay
The Presiding Bishop and General Convention have called on the whole church to respond to “systemic racial injustice” to end “the plague of racism in our society and church.” We wanted to examine racial patterns in the Episcopal Church as reflected by diocesan staff, church membership and social media to understand where we are now.
Of the seventy-two* Dioceses who show photos of their staff on their websites, sixteen have staffs where […]
When people do change their minds, we often applaud them. They got it, we say! They turned to the right side! They made the healthy choice! And it is true that changing one’s mind can be a good thing. Yet, somehow, we also tend to denigrate people who change their minds. When leaders change their minds (to a position we disagree with), we claim that they are wishy-washy, that we can’t trust them.