The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information aiding in determining the cause of a fire in March at the Shoshone Episcopal Mission in Wyoming. Also known as the Robert’s Mission, it was established in the late 1800s as a Christian school by Reverend John Roberts, a Welsh missionary, with funds raised by Episcopal Bishop Ethelbert Talbot. The mission was assigned historical status in 1973 by the U.S. National Register […]
by Linda Ryan
“The man who cannot accept the possibility of complete, radical, personal failure in the carrying out of this Christian mission is not sharing that absolute poverty of spirit which characterized the freedom of Jesus to accept the divinely appointed means for his mission.” — John Narrone, A Theology of Failure
I’ve been thinking about failure lately, mostly personal, repeated personal failure. It’s not easy to admit that one often feels a total failure, especially when faced with the success of […]
There are only three more Sundays until the beginning of Advent, and the start of a new church year.
I love Advent and have ever since I can remember. Halloween might be my personal high holy day, but Advent is the church ritual that speaks to me.
It began when I was an acolyte in my home church in Wyoming. I loved being responsible for lighting the altar candles throughout the year and having a steady progression of additional candles to light […]
It is my conviction that worship, when it expresses the sentiments of the soul, turns lives around, untangles psychological knots, and brings wholeness – all by itself. Over time what is stuck or frozen begins to thaw and move and grow again. I have seen that happen, and so I know it to be true.