Day: March 1, 2008

Catholic bishop targets breast cancer charity

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has invested almost $70 million in community groups. Less than one percent of that went to Planned Parenthood. That’s one percent too much for the Bishop of Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Poor bear brunt of sub-prime crisis

The poorest counties in the U.S. are among the hardest hit by the subprime mortgage crisis, according to a study released Wednesday by the Christian anti-hunger advocacy group Bread for the World. The Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, said the inequity reflects an ignorance of the biblical condemnation against usury.

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Long-term Church growth strategy

An openly edgy Christian church in Tampa has launched a 30-Day Sex Challenge to help members improve their relationships and rediscover themselves. Single folks are to abstain from sex for 30 days, even if they are in a committed relationship. Married folks, on the other hand, are supposed to have sex every day for 30 days.

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Church sets date for Bennison trial

The Episcopal Church USA has set a June 9 trial date for Bishop Charles E. Bennison, the suspended head of its Diocese of Pennsylvania, on charges that he concealed his brother’s sexual abuse of a minor decades ago.

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Honoring Seabury-Western

The recent announcement that Seabury-Western will cease its degree granting program caught many people by surprise. Once the news soaked in, it also brought many people to a quite place for pensive reflection on the state and future of seminary education in our church. In effect, in saying farewell to “Seabury” (at least in its traditional form) we are reminding ourselves that in today’s economic reality we can take nothing for granted.

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David of Wales

Christ hear us, sovereign Lord,

lest I should suffer some oppression;

lamb-lion, alpha and omega,

god-man eternally true,

redeeming king you must dispense

true council to us against death. . . .

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