Day: June 13, 2010

Sunday Social Hour

A few notes from Twitter and Facebook, our thriving social network communities. This week in FB, some backlash to the Archbishop of Canterbury; on Twitter, we can now see who’s posting shortcut links to the Cafe.

Read More »

PB preaches at Southwark Cathedral London

As part of her five day visit to the UK, the Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori presided and preached at Southwark Cathedral this morning. She spoke to the lectionary of the day, about the forgiven woman who showed up at Simon’s house and caused scandal by expressing her unbounded love for Jesus.

Read More »

Two weddings, a divorce and Glee

But let’s refrain from such moralistic hand-wringing. The old truth remains: We never know what goes on in anyone else’s marriage, and it’s none of our business. Here’s a toast to happiness for the Gores and Limbaughs alike, wherever life takes them.

Read More »

Episcopalians prominent in Huffington Post religion section

Thanks in some measure to the good work of the Church’s Office for Communications, in some measure to relationships with progressive think tanks and in some measure to the talent of some of its members, the Episcopal Church has enjoyed a certain prominence in the recently-launched religion section of the popular Huffington Post Web site.

Read More »

Read the Psalms. Write a psalm

Through skillful use of language we can overcome the poison which is language. Thus a common exercise is to read the psalms over and over. They are a vaccine against our crass use of language. They refine and purify our own language until all we say and all we hear is psalm.

Read More »

Great love

Then turning toward the woman, Jesus said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has bathed my feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.” (Luke 7:44-47)

Read More »