Day: July 9, 2007

Monday Daily Office

After some time had passed, the religious authorities plotted to kill him, but their plot became known to Saul. They were watching the gates day

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A new blog on The Religion-Industrial Complex

“Whether writing about a presidential aspirant’s latest play of the religion card, or an emerging issue being championed by a special interest group, or a poll showing that this community of faith supports that candidate, my goal is to write with an acute awareness of how religious and political passion can obscure and cloud … good judgment, moral reasoning, and analytical clarity.”

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What would Luther do?

Writing in USA TODAY, Mary Zeiss Strange asks: [W]ould the man whose break from Roman Catholicism involved a revolutionary rethinking of the role of sexuality in human relationships take … a negative view of homosexuality today? Most probably, given the way his theological mind worked, he would not.

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Our apologies

A story on the Church of England’s General Synod that originally appeared in this space was out of date.

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What Canada did

By agreeing that the blessing of same-sex unions is a ‘matter indifferent,’ the general synod would appear to have approved the rite, despite efforts by the bishops to stop it.

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Worth worrying about?

The Church of England’s General Synod has endorsed the concept of a covenant for the Anglican Communion. This is being treated among many of the left as a setback. But it isn’t clear that much has been lost. The covenant process has not been derailed, but its contents are far from set.

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Questions and answers with Davis Mac-Iyalla

Davis Mac-Iyalla: Not everyone agrees with me [about homosexuality] but everyone agrees that it is wrong how the Anglican Church in Nigeria treat me the way they have done. The death threats from church members in Nigeria—everyone basically disagrees with the attitude of the church toward me.

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The Rule of St. Benedict

The Rule of St Benedict, written in sixth-century Italy, became the most influential monastic guide in the Western Church. In the period from the sixth to the tenth centuries it gradually replaced other traditions.

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