Category: kingdom

Incarnate homophobia

Sometimes I hear people make comments which suggest that they view homophobia as an abstraction in the church – maybe the “gay people” are “making up” the problem. Hmph. It’s a real problem, but...

Of things that matter

Today, before I checked my RSS reader, I hadn’t given a thought to GAFCON. Here’s what happened today in one parish priest’s ministry: I opened the church so a florist could get in to...

Of feelings and their (un)importance

Charitable feelings are of no use without acts of charity. Compassionate feelings are of no use without acts of compassion. Loving feelings are useless unless they lead to acts of love. The Priest and...

Stephen Colbert interviews Anne Lamott

As I prepare for our final meeting of a parish book group this evening, I am happy to post this item. We’re reading Anne Lamott’s great book, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith. We’ve...

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...

Unmasking idols and demons

This was over at ASBO Jesus: I wish. I wish Christians would have this kind of spine more often. We Episcopalians get all excited about the last two promises in the Baptismal Covenant, and...

How lovely is thy dwelling place

The Telegraph, known for being wildly inaccurate on church matters, is now speculating that there’s a plan to sell many of the bishops’ palaces. Just for the sake of discussion, let’s say this story...