Day: April 18, 2009

An alien legacy

Human Rights Watch says laws forbidding consensual homosexual conduct were introduced into countries that had been colonized by Europeans. 80 countries around the world still criminalize consensual homosexual conduct between adult men, and often between adult women.

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Are you listening?

Church leaders from more than 40 denominations are encouraging their congregations to take the “You’ve Got The Time” challenge, a 40-day campaign of listening to the New Testament for 28 minutes a day

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Saturday collection 4/18/09

Here is our weekly collection plate, offering a few of the good things that Episcopalians and their congregations have done that made the news this past week.

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Vatican probes nuns

The AP reports, “The Vatican has launched a doctrinal investigation into the leadership of Catholic sisters in the United States, reportedly because they have not sufficiently promoted the Vatican line on homosexuality, the all-male priesthood and other issues.”

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Way, truth, life

Jesus is the life of God. Not just a godly life. Not just a good life. But the Life of God. The life coursing through God’s being – the blood in his veins – the active principle, the verb of action and living, the essential name.

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The cross as bridge

He who was also the carpenter’s glorious son set up his cross above death’s all-consuming jaws, and led the human race into the dwelling place of life. We give glory to you, Lord, who raised up your cross to span the jaws of death like a bridge by which souls might pass from the region of the dead to the land of the living.

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