Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, write about the Episcopal Church’s suspension of the statute of limitations, which begins Jan. 1: Advent 2018 Dear People of God in the Episcopal Church: Nearly a year ago, we issued a call for the church to examine its history and come to a fuller understanding of how we … [Read more...] about Church to Lift Statute Jan. 1
Archives for December 12, 2018
The Church of England has published “Pastoral Guidance for use in conjunction with the Affirmation of Baptismal Faith in the context of gender transition.” The document offers guidelines for how the existing rite of baptism may be adapted into a service of welcome. The guidance says clergy may address transgender people by their chosen name: “For a trans person to be … [Read more...] about ‘Watershed in Christian Discipleship’?
Postcard from London By John Martin Some English migrants to my native Australia celebrate a traditional Christmas-style dinner in July, the coolest month of the year. Out comes roast turkey and all the festive trimmings, followed by plum pudding. July is the closest they come to the winter weather of the Old Country. Christmas in Australia is loaded with anomalies. As a … [Read more...] about Following the Star
By Zachary Guiliano Two bright spots in the 2017 Mission Statistics released this autumn by the Church of England’s central office were an uptick in Christmas attendance and the broadening digital reach of church communications. The communications team at Church House expanded its monthly digital outreach in 2017 to over 1.4 million and its focused seasonal campaigns for … [Read more...] about Full-court Press for Christmas