Day: February 12, 2010

You are how you eat

Gathering around a table for a shared meal is at the heart of what it means to be a faithful person in community. At St. Lydia’s, the meal is everything.

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What’s that about context?

The Church of Uganda released a statement today stating categorically that the American churches that were formerly aligned with them are no longer part of their Church. It appears that even as they cut ACNA loose, they are willing to cut them slack that they are not willing to give to the Episcopal Church nor to the Anglican Church in Canada.

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Here we go again

What is it about Texas and textbooks? The Texas Board of Education is voting on the question of whether the United States was founded to be a Christian nation in the mold of modern, biblically literal and politically conservative evangelicalism.

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Archbishop Bryce of Polynesia dies

Archbishop Jabez Bryce, Bishop of the Diocese of Polynesia, has died. At 75 years old, he led the Diocese of Polynesia for almost 35 years and was, at time of his death, the longest-serving bishop in the Anglican Communion.

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Scam alert

The Rev. Lauren Stanley warns us of a scam artist using the name of Haitian Bishop Duracin to steal money from well-meaning donors.

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Marriage rates decline

The BBC reports that marriage rates in England and Wales are at their lowest level since records began. About 24% of weddings take place in churches.

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Lent and joy. Yes, joy.

A parishioner recently observed to me that the liturgical year does not provide enough room for joy. I don’t know whether this is right or wrong, but it certainly feels that way sometimes. This year, the season after the Epiphany is particularly short, exacerbating the problem. Ready or not, Lent is right around the corner.

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