logo
Currently Browsing: Commentary
Jul
13

Convention called my bluff

Convention called my bluff You have worked long and diligently for this victory, and I hope it changes your lives for the better. I hope that it draws you closer to the heart of Christ and the fellowship of his church.
Jul
10

Jesus at GC

Jesus at GC As we take stock of General Convention, it would be easy to follow the lead of mass media and place emphasis on the Presiding Bishop election or same-sex marriage. But I think there was a bigger story.
Jul
10

Putting the sails back up

Putting the sails back up Christians from very early on took the ship as symbol for the Church. It seems to me that the crew of the Episcopal Church has spent time striking the sails.
Jul
9

Sarah Smith of Golders Green

Sarah Smith of Golders Green In the abstract, “sanctity” is boring.
Jul
8

Being an ecumenical Christian

Being an ecumenical Christian I am in an outpost of a broken church.
Jul
7

How hip hop saved my life

How hip hop saved my life Hip hop saved me because it spoke in a way that other things did not. There are some truths I can hear more clearly when rhymed over a beat than I ever would in a book, a speech, or even another form of music.
Jul
3

Against the world for the world

Against the world for the world Grass and sky are but a distant memory, as unto the land of Zion for the exiles in Babylon of old. I sit myself down by the rivers of Clear Creek Mall, and sing songs of Zion. It is time to go home.
Jul
2

An indissoluble bond: the Communion Partners and the House of Bishops

An indissoluble bond: the Communion Partners and the House of Bishops House of Bishops: "The Communion Partners are an indispensable part of who we are. We need their witness."
Jul
2

Say something theological!

Say something theological! Kneeling in the pews, he looked up at the pulpit from which he had just preached, and noticed that it bore a large banner in front reading, "God is Other People." It was, as he tells it, all he could do to resist the temptation to find a magic marker and place a big black comma after the word "other."
Jul
1

A church reimagined?

A church reimagined? Most of the talk going into General Convention was about three things: a new presiding bishop, marriage, and restructuring the church. We already know most (though not all) of what will happen with respect to the first two. What about 2012's goal of "reimagining the church"? In the battle between structural reform and institutional inertia, is inertia winning?
Jun
30

Marriage redefined?

Marriage redefined? Yesterday, the bishops voted to implement in church canon law and in trial-run liturgies the situation that obtained in this country before last Friday. That is, there will be a majority of dioceses that perform same-sex marriages, and a minority that will not.
Jun
29

Defining marriage: thoughts from a panel

Defining marriage: thoughts from a panel Perhaps the best thing someone said to me afterwards was, "I wish we had been doing this kind of thing for the past 30 years. I think it would have really been good for the church."
Jun
28

Habemus papam!

Habemus papam! Yesterday morning, the bishops sitting in secret conclave in St. Mark's Cathedral elected one of their brothers as the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, the soon-to-be Most Reverend Michael J. Curry. There was, alas, no white smoke from the cathedral chimney.
Jun
27

Rekindling evangelism’s flame

Rekindling evangelism’s flame Michael Harper: "When a local church even puts its baby toe in the waters of evangelism, the Holy Spirit works wonders."

« Previous Entries Next Entries »

logo
Copyright 2012. The Living Church Foundation. Designed by 11th Hour