Day: November 20, 2009

Breaking: Executive Council to discuss Ugandan situation

A special session of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church has been called to discuss the church’s position on the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” currently before the Ugandan Parliament. The meeting will be conducted via conference call on the afternoon of December 7, according to numerous sources.

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Bishop elected in Oregon

The Rev. Michael Joseph Hanley was elected on the second ballot to be tenth Bishop of Oregon. Hanley is the Rector of St. Christopher Church

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Lucky penny

Bishop Greg Rickel blogs about his experience in New Orleans with a group from the Diocese of Olympia.

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Chicago Consultation asks PB, ABC to oppose anti-gay bill in Uganda

The Chicago Consultation today asked the Most Rev. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury; the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; Dr. Bonnie Anderson, President of the House of Deputies; and the Most Rev. Henry Luke Orombi, Primate of the Anglican Church of Uganda, to speak out against draconian anti-gay legislation introduced in the Ugandan Parliament last month.

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Mary of Magdala: the musical

To bring the story of a powerful but flawed woman who loves and follows Jesus, students must confront many deep questions including “Do you want to go have a beer with this guy?”

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Not important, but significant

My presenting sin is pride. Although I haven’t read it in a long time, I was convicted from the first time I read Walter Hilton’s Ladder of Perfection, in which he makes the case that pride is the foremost sin, and the prerequisite for all other sins. For that matter, I don’t use the shorthand “IMHO,” because I can’t claim to be all that humble about my opinions.

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Sanctity as royal duty

Kingship, as every medieval churchman knew and as every medieval ruler was informed, was instituted by divine concession: it was exercised Dei gratia. The kingdom, accordingly had the status of a divine trust, in relation to which the ruler functioned not in or by his own right but rather as God’s vice-regent upon earth

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