Day: May 7, 2009

ACC – May 7

According to the Daily Program the afternoon offered an island tour or free time, and the evening is unscheduled. Perhaps for that reason reporting on

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A dream wedding

Last week, Dante White married Nhiahni Chestnut, a woman whose battles with drugs and alcohol had left her on the streets of the US capital as well. Both are unemployed. “I was basically living from day to day, trying to survive, and I wound up meeting him,” Chestnut told AFP at the couple’s wedding, held in the tiny chapel of Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown.

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Why we are shrinking

We want to work from the basis of our faith to articulate faith-informed positions on issues of the day. But they are looking primarily for a way into relationship with God and God’s people; to be in a community of faith that looks something like the communities that they know from the other spheres of their lives.

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A moratorium to call our own?

It is not an exaggeration to say that The Episcopal Church is financing an institution that is seriously considering gaining effective control over it or removing it from that institution entirely. Surely, we have been underwriting the undermining of The Episcopal Church.

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Bigotry or death?

Perhaps the most striking thing about the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Jamaica is the deliberate fear mongering engaged in by men like Rowan Williams,

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An un-askable question?

Why do we assume that the issue of whether our Church should belong to an organization that preserves its unity by discriminating against gay and lesbian Christians is so far out of bounds that our leaders won’t examine it in public?

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Salvation: what it isn’t

“Getting to heaven” has become cultural shorthand for Christian salvation. But Christian salvation is fundamentally not about getting to heaven.

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Living in paradox

In her own discomfort with an apparently oversimplified view of the place of sin, Julian faced the terrible paradox of God’s goodness, the horrific evidence of the world’s evil, and the knowledge of damnation. Uniquely, she is led to a way of living in that paradox.

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