Category: theology

Of pastoral petulance

Last week, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America held its biennial Churchwide Assembly. This is much like the General Convention of the Episcopal Church (full comparison post coming soon!). At the Assembly, Voting Members...

Updates on two stories 7WD has followed

Yesterday came official word that the Rev’d Kevin G. Thew Forrester has not received the required consents to his election as Bishop of the Diocese of Northern Michigan. As I wrote before, I would...

PB on abundance in times of scarcity

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church has written an essay for Episcopal Life about opportunities in these challenging times. Bishop Katharine suggests that while some choices may be diminished by the financial downturn,...

Speedy Christmas

In caseĀ  you don’t much time to contemplate the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, I give you this. As the youtube description says, “This is the winning entry for the Churches Advertising Network...

The NRAC (New Revised Apostles’ Creed)

A little humor for Tuesday night. Ironically, I’ve seen some home-grown “affirmations of faith” that aren’t all that different from this. It’s why parish clergy should not, generally speaking, be writing liturgy for their...

Why we are waiting…

Here’s another great Advent resource — this time from the Church of England. Pull up a chair, grab some cocoa, and warm yourself to the glow of a nice virtual fire at the website:...