This piece originally appeared at the Daily Sip
by Charles LaFond
As the feast of the Epiphany hovers before us – the liturgical version of America’s Fourth of July fireworks – we have only a few days left in Christmas’ twelve days. Many are back to work. Most of us are heavily fueled with caffeine and enthusiastically engaged in the kind of work-addiction that can make a country like ours as rich and exhausted as we are. Like a collective drug-of-choice, coffee […]
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RNS has a list of leading religious figures who have died in the past year.
They preached and inspired. They wrote and taught. Some lobbied in the halls of government. Others toiled to protect the environment and educate the young. Several died at the hands of persecutors.
Included were some whose voices were especially prominent in Episcopal Church circles, such as:
Marcus Borg – Jan. 21
The prominent liberal theologian and Bible scholar helped popularize the intense debates about the historical Jesus and the veracity and meaning […]
In our modern, connected world stories rise like rockets and quickly traverse the media sky and what seemed to generate so much light and noise in the immediate experience quickly fade from our attention. Sometimes, these stories speak to deeper happenings in the life of the body (and sometimes not) but here are some thoughts on the Church in the year just passed.
Prayer beads are a useful spiritual practice, as long as one knows what to pray while fingering the beads. A good friend of mine sent me a set of prayer beads a few years ago, but because I was stressed, the cord holding the pieces together broke and my inexperience with spiritual practices made the experience a fruitless endeavor.