In some sense this is the sixth post in a series I had running. Each post in that series was called “church architecture”. I am changing the title as I kick off a new series, because a week ago the Christchurch Diocesan synod “adopted the Architectural Design Guidelines (PDF link) as a framework to guide
Justin Duckworth, it has just been announced today, will be the next Anglican Bishop of Wellington. Some, in reporting this news, are focusing the surprise on his looks: he sports dreadlocks and normally wears shorts and is bare-footed. The surprise, more deeply, is half a dozen years ago Justin was not ordained, not an Anglican.
There is an interview of Olivia de Havilland by Bishop Pierre Whalon (Bishop in Charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe) on Anglicans Online about proclaiming the scriptures. It is a good launch-pad for some reflections for those who proclaim the scriptures. The article is copyright and quotes are placed here with permission.
Are you tired of being only a brother in Christ? Get out of friend zone and call Song of Solomon pick up lines. With “covers” of the original here and here Your name is perfume poured out. Your cheeks are comely with ornaments, your neck with strings of jewels. Your eyes are doves. Your teeth
The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (previously known as the Inquisition) has appointed Seattle Archbishop Peter Sartain to oversee the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). LCWR is to reform its statutes, programs and affiliations to conform more closely to “the teachings and discipline of the Church.” LCWR represents more than 80
This thought-provoking cartoon by the nakedpastor, David Hayward, reminds me of the quote usually attributed to Bishop D.T. Niles, that Christianity/evangelism is one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread…
Getting #Married: Using Social Media to Celebrate the Sacred by Meredith Gould; Plowshares Publishing (2011). There’s a perk to spending time, energy, and money on running a website like this: now and then, someone might send me something as a present. Rev. Canon Dan Webster (@RevWeb), Canon for Evangelism and Ministry Development in the Episcopal
The cartoon needs no commentary. The good news is not only abused and perverted by monetising it, but also through contorting it into a weapon of power, or for other means of self-gratification. How astonishingly we manage to transform God’s good news into bad news… Easter is 50 days Cartoons by Jim H/T Sande Ramage