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Standing Before the Son of Man

“Waking up means getting better at serving others.  Waking up also means that we keep growing.  Christ needs us to keep growing because he reveals himself to humanity in ever evolving ways.  There is nothing static about a relationship with God.  If it is static, it is atrophying.”

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Welby apologizes to Ghana Anglicans

The Archbishop of Canterbury has apologised for not speaking directly to the Ghanaian bishops before issuing his statement last month. Welby’s [new] statement leaves it unclear what position the Anglican leadership in Ghana will take as the anti-LGBTQ+ Bill progresses through the legislature. His quotation from Resolution 1.10 omits the fact that it rejected “homosexual practice as incompatible with scripture”, and could thus be cited in support of aspects of the Bill. – Church Times

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Diocese of Albany will comply with B012

We direct all clergy who desire to use such rites for same-sex couples, with the advice and input of the congregation’s Vestry, to contact our Assisting Bishop to work out on our behalf the details of a Letter of Agreement for supplemental episcopal pastoral support. – Standing Committee and Ecclesiastical Authority

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2FAB: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

 Luci and Jordan explore the life and legacy of the author, lecturer, and philosopher Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and her mission to work for the equality of women.

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Crisis of Faith: Exposing the System

Joe may have set his parent’s house on fire with his ugly Jesus collection and Drew uses religious guilt to steal the shirt off of man’s back. Then they start trying to figure out how you can turn the other cheek and also carry a pistol.

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Speaking to the Soul

Standing Before the Son of Man

“Waking up means getting better at serving others.  Waking up also means that we keep growing.  Christ needs us to keep growing because he reveals himself to humanity in ever evolving ways.  There is nothing static about a relationship with God.  If it is static, it is atrophying.”

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Waiting for Advent

“What might it take to spend a few minutes every day to meditate on the coming of Christ and what his coming might means to us as Christians in a secular world? What might we give up doing to make time for that meditation or reflection? What might we gain by it? What might we lose by ignoring it?”

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An Old, Old Story

“We hear this tale
time and time again
and so often, our thoughts
wander to the audaciousness
of James’ and John’s mom’s request,
and their chutzpah.”

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Prayer for Giving Thanks

“Holy One, send your angels to tend to those
who call upon You and depend upon your care,
especially those away from home,
and those whose needs we place before You,
that your peace, surpassing all our knowing,
may be our embodied prayer.”

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Bishop of Olympia on the Rittenhouse verdict

I would say if Rittenhouse had been Black, he most likely would not have come out of that night alive. A young white man brazenly carrying an automatic weapon through city streets was virtually ignored by law enforcement. Had it been a Black man, I do believe the result would be drastically different. – Bishop Greg Rickel

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A Chaplain’s Perspective On the 2020-2021 Pandemic- Introduction and Essay I: Easter

  I began these writings on Easter Sunday 2020. At that time, there was much uncertainty and fear surrounding the Coronavirus and no one knew what to expect during a pandemic. It quickly became apparent that one of the truths of a worldwide pandemic is everyone will have a unique experience, their own personal story of the pandemic. The reflections that follow draw upon those experiences and seek to produce a picture of life, challenge and hope at the bedside as a hospital chaplain in a large hospital.          

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Happy Thanksgiving…

Happy Thanksgiving, Across the world of social media and other avenues of advice and admonitions and things we are told to look at, the message,

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Unlocking lockdown in Sri Lanka

It’s human nature to only just seem to think only of ourselves in times of lockdown and difficulties, We are all  worried and concerned for our safety, our provisions, our family, food, and shelter, Our focus falls only on ourselves. We should, however, take a moment take a look around. There are people around us who require financial assistance, who do not have enough food for the next week if the lockdown continues. There is much  loneliness and frustration in being unable to communicate with their loved ones by phone, Facebook, email, or WhatsApp, as many of us are able. 

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