Day: April 21, 2009

Bono: It’s 2009, do you know where your soul is?

The preacher said, “What good does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?” Hearing this, every one of the pilgrims gathered in the room asked, “Is it me, Lord?” In America, in Europe, people are asking, “Is it us?”

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+Lane of Maine to testify for marriage equality

+Lane: I have decided to submit testimony because I believe the conversations we’ve had within the Episcopal Church can be of use to our wider community. I think we have something to say beyond simply “yes” or “no.” I’m writing to you so that you will know exactly what I am saying and will have this information no matter what is reported in the press.

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Coming out from the shadows

The stone church, on Henry Street near Montgomery Street on the Lower East Side, was built for a patrician white congregation. But although it was completed in 1828, a year after slavery was legally abolished in New York State, behind the balcony and on either side of the organ are two cramped rooms, built so that black churchgoers could worship there without being seen by white parishioners.

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Tweeting the Bible

First the Passion and now the Bible: German Christians are starting what they hope will be a record-breaking effort to use the new Internet social-networking

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The modern apostle

The fact is that until the Kingdom comes, the mortality rate is 100%. Thomas and those around him would have understood that death, and the finality of death, were facts. They would have understood the wishful thinking, the desire that the facts were different, that was and is part of grief. That wouldn’t have changed what they knew about the fact of death.

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A prayer for friends

Lord Jesus Christ, my sweet and gracious Master,

Thou has displayed a greater love than that of any man;

nor can the love of any equal Thine.

For, owing nought to death,

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