Category: justice

Wheelchair accessibility strategy?

Not enough church buildings are accessible to people in wheelchairs. Often, we say we’re accessible, but it’s just not true. Here’s my favorite test: could a person in a wheelchair celebrate the Eucharist? If...

Finish your vegetables

We waste a lot of food in this country. While I never subscribed to the “eat your veggies because others are starving” line of reasoning, I do think we need to fix our waste...

Where’s the outrage?

The Anglican Communion is in crisis over who has sex with whom. Sexual orientation can get you killed, but it’s not the death that seems to upset folks in the right. It’s the sexuality....

I have a dream

Watch this speech. Remember this holy day. And then compare this glorious Christian vision with what passes for Christianity too often these days.

A holy day

Almighty God, by the hand of Moses your servant you led your people out of slavery, and made them free at last; Grant that your Church, following the example of your prophet Martin Luther...

Be a vegetarian, reason #81

From the NY Times a few weeks ago. Though some 800 million people on the planet now suffer from hunger or malnutrition, the majority of corn and soy grown in the world feeds cattle,...

Canons — why bother?

As I’ve written here before, I find it frustrating when people can’t be bothered to follow canons. If we’re not following them, why bother having them? I’d like to see us, especially those of...

Canons, schmanons?

Anyone who is ordained in the Episcopal Church has promised to adhere to the “doctrine, discipline, and worship” of our church. This would include, presumably, the canons. I don’t think we should get to...

It’s time for outrage

A day or so ago, I added a counter to my right column. It counts the cost of the Iraq war for the US. I thought that $500,000,000,000 was an unimaginably high figure (especially...