Bishop hopes to include “same-sex relationships and those who struggle with the church’s decisions.”
By John Martin
There seem to be two leading candidates and one who may spring a surprise.
“Jazz brings freedom into structure so there’s room for the Spirit to move.”
Bishop Kirk Smith: “In every aspect of his life, [Jesus] was ‘counter-cultural,’ and I suspect his celibacy was, too.”
“Parishes and other worshiping communities need to prepare before incorporating these rites into their life, and they must satisfy me that they have done so. Doing less is to invite conflict and misunderstanding, and to dishonor anyone who is to receive the Church’s blessing.”
Members reflected on the Christian calling to work for the visible unity of God’s Church as ambassadors for Christ in the ministry of reconciliation.
Nearly 40 religious leaders have signed the Religious Institute’s “Open Letter to Religious Leaders on Family Planning.”
The School of Theology, the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., has entered into a partnership with Westcott House, Cambridge, U.K.
The Diocese of Eau Claire has announced four self-nominated people in the search for its sixth bishop.
The Diocese of Fort Worth’s standing committee has called the Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., as the third provisional bishop of the diocese.