Year: 2013

A Prayer for Restoration

The structures of Egypt’s economy will not yield without struggle. Restoration and rebuilding can been difficult and slow. Mercy, truth, justice and peace are hard won. But God leads us when we are committed to divine righteousness and justice rather than Egyptian-style greed and power.

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Guns and choices

by Olivia Kuser I grew up with guns. My father taught me how to shoot a .22 when I was nine years old up at

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Transgender university chaplain at the intersections

Partridge does not feel his transgender status has hindered his role as a chaplain; … “In one sense, my being trans doesn’t matter,” he said. “In another way, I’m able to have certain conversations about the complexities of human identity with college students, who are figuring out their own identities.”

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Bishop Lee supports Illinois move to marriage equality

As a Christian, I believe that our society needs all of the sources and signs of grace that we can get. As a citizen of the United States, I believe in equal protection under the law. I believe that both ends will be served when marriage equality is the law of the land in Illinois, and I am grateful to be bishop in a church that offers all couples a community of faith, love, support and accountability.

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Cliff deal affects deductions limits

Provisions that reduce the value of personal exemptions as well as most itemized deductions, including those for mortgage interest and state income-tax payments, will affect about twice as many people since they carry a lower income threshold—$250,000 for singles and $300,000 for married couples. Those new limits drew complaints from some groups that benefit from deductions, particularly charities that depend on tax-deductible donations.

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How Sewanee made its policy on same-sex blessings

“An absolute yes or an absolute no was just not possible,” McCardell said. The college feared its chapel could become a sort of Las Vegas for blessings of gay unions — an end-run for couples whose bishops wouldn’t permit the rite in their own diocese.

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I Am the Gate

“I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only

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