By Mark Michael Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby issued a personal statement on November 17 apologizing for his 2018 refusal to exonerate prominent mid-20th-century bishop George Bell, who had been accused of sexual abuse of a child. Welby also resurrected plans for a statue of Bell at Canterbury Cathedral. “What I say today that is new and should have been said sooner … [Read more...] about Welby Apologizes for Bishop Bell Criticism
Archives for November 22, 2021
The November 28 Advent issue of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers. In our cover story, Elizabeth Orens describes how churches and cathedrals have responded to the pandemic through gifts of the imagination, offering their art to express the Gospel message. In News, Kirk Petersen talks to the priest in charge of Colin Powell's childhood … [Read more...] about New: 11/28 TLC Online
SUNDAY’S READINGS | November 28, 2021 Jer. 33:14-16 Ps. 25:1-10 1 Thess. 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36 Advent marks the beginning of the church’s calendar, an ominous beginning indeed because Advent does not direct our attention to a fresh start and healthy resolutions. Rather, we hear of “stress among nations” and that “people will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon … [Read more...] about 1 Advent, Year B: Alert
By Julia Gatta “And the crowds asked him, ‘What then should we do?’” (Luke 3:10) He wasted his time at the university, more intent on his social life than on his studies. He partied constantly, was indifferent toward religion, and thought mostly about serving himself. When he was 21, several of his friends moved toward political life, and he too ran for a seat in … [Read more...] about What Should We Do?
By Thabo Makgoba A Reading from the Gospel of Luke 18:15-30 15 People were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they sternly ordered them not to do it. 16 But Jesus called for them and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. 17 Truly I tell … [Read more...] about Jesus and the Kingdom