Day: May 13, 2010

Are you a hipster Christian?…

What does it mean to be cool and what does it mean to be Christian. Are these competing aims? Why is the church today so preoccupied with being cool, fashionable, trendy, and relevant? Where does this phenomenon fit in to the larger narrative of “hip” and “Christian cool”?

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House of Bishops WILL meet in Arizona as scheduled

“We will accomplish a lot more by being here, learning, hearing and responding about it and standing in solidarity with people suffering instead of taking the easy way out by saying let’s go meet someplace else,” said Arizona Bishop Kirk Smith.

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Pondering religious identity in wartime

. . .I have considered myself Jewish since shortly after my bar mitzvah. For safety’s sake, I ordered two sets of dog tags before my deployment, one that identified me as Jewish, the other as Episcopalian

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Seeking efficiencies and improvements in the deployment process

Conversations I hear about the clergy profiles and search process managed by the Church Deployment Office (CDO) reveal widespread dissatisfaction and make me wonder if a better, lower cost alternative exists. Many clergy, dioceses, and parishes have already informally opted out of the CDO system. Does a better alternative already exist?

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Man with God is on the throne

See the Conqueror mounts in triumph;

See the King in royal state,

Riding on the clouds, his chariot,

To his heavenly palace gate!

Hark! The choirs of angel voices

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