Day: June 17, 2010

Bishop Harris recovering

Prayers for Bishop Barbara Harris as she recovers from a minor stroke: Bishop Barbara Harris recuperates after stroke From the Diocese of Massachusetts Website After

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Diana Butler Bass covers #mitregate

Canterbury, please know that western people are rejecting Christianity because–as noted in a recent survey of young Americans–Christians are “out of touch with reality.” Being worried about ecclesiastical millinery while Rome burns certainly counts as being out of touch with reality.

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Lambeth Palace investigating #mitregate

Lambeth Palace are investigating the way the leader of The Episcopal Church was treated in Britain this week. The Most Rev Katharine Jefferts Schori has described as “nonsense” and “bizarre” the edict from the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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Griswold wore mitre at Southwark

Ordinarily it would not be news that in 2006 the Most Rev. Frank Griswold, then presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church USA wore his mitre at Southward Cathedral. But these are not ordinary times. In 2010 the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori was told by Lambath Palace not to cover her hair at Southwark.

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Best theological writing of our time?

The occasion was the ordination of four Episcopal transitional deacons. I had been asked to preach. What to say that could describe the times, the terrain of their ministry over the next 30 years? To whom might I steer them? Who understands and has something pragmatic to say about what they will encounter?

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Awake to God

Spiritual practices could be called life practices or humane practices, because they help us practice being alive, and humanely so. They develop not just character but also aliveness, alertness, wakefulness, and humanity.

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