Day: June 13, 2009

Seeing the face of God in the enemy

Anglicans in Pakistan and Afghanistan care for the sick and injured and the refugees of war, most of whom are Muslim, and many members of the Taliban and al-Qaeda. They continue to do this even in the midst of persecution and the constant threat of violence from the people they serve.

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Saturday Collection 6/13/09

Here is our weekly collection plate, offering some of the good things that Episcopalians and their congregations have done that made the news this past week. And other news fit to print.

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New Primus elected in Scotland

The Scottish Episcopal Church have elected Rt Revd David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane to serve as their new Primus (Primate). “Raspberry

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The wages of sin is … whatever?

Jessa Crispin: Western society does not have much time for sin. Not the sins themselves, of course – those we like very much. We pursue them, wrap our arms around them …. But when it comes to the idea that fornication or ditching work or imbibing excessive amounts alcohol should bring spiritual guilt, confession, and penance, that’s as outdated as the whole masturbation-will-send-you-straight-to-hell thing.

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Source of holiness

The titles given to the Holy Spirit must surely stir the soul of anyone who hears them, and make one to realize that they speak of nothing less than the supreme Being. Is he not called the Spirit of God, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, the steadfast Spirit, the guiding Spirit? But his principal and most personal title is the Holy Spirit.

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