During three ceremonies in mid-May, the University of the South presented honorary degrees to historian Randall Balmer; the Rt. Rev. David Mitchell Reed, Bishop of West Texas; Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009 and a multidisciplinary professor at Stanford University; and several others. Balmer gave the School of Theology’s commencement address May … [Read more...] about Sewanee Honors Balmer, Bp. Reed, Rice
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The Diocese of Texas reports on Bishop C. Andrew Doyle’s response to today’s shooting deaths near Houston: As some of you are now aware there was a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, just a few miles southeast of Houston. Multiple fatalities have been confirmed, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. “Prayers are offered for the students, families and faculty who … [Read more...] about Bp. Doyle on School Attack
Postcard from London When I came to London from Australia at the end of the 1970s to launch the communications arm of the Anglican Communion Office, I quickly discovered that U.K. religion reporters were a formidable lot. The Times boasted the donnish Clifford Longley, who for many years doubled as a leader writer. Gerald Priestland, a distinguished former foreign … [Read more...] about Royal Peculiarities
Julie Zauzmer writes in The Washington Post: It’s a slightly head-scratching story: Wasn’t Markle, a 36-year-old who has been Christian all her life, already baptized? When asked about the reason for Markle’s recent baptism and confirmation — two Christian ceremonies initiating a believer into the faith — the royal family has been tight-lipped, as it is wont to be. But … [Read more...] about Why the Adult Baptism for Meghan Markle?