When I look at my cross from Ascot Priory, I thank God for those nuns whose prayers sustain the work I do.
Bivocational ministry is widely touted as our future model in the Episcopal Church. The TREC report encouraged exploration of “diverse ways for ordained clergy to make a living inside and outside the Church.” My hope for the conversation was that Fr. Holder could tell me a little more about how this actually works, for the bivocational leader and for the congregation that ministers with him or her.
Those wise men brought such manifestly impractical gifts to the infant Christ: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
In 1997, Neil Alexander said that "it is not a perfect book and could stand some general improvement in some fairly critical places. But I believe ..."
Every Sunday, throughout most of my elementary school years, Mrs. Truax taught a class of one: me.
In terms of stimulating pleasure, charitable giving is neurologically on par with eating fudge or getting laid.
Let's not be quick to discard the best things we have to offer.
In 2013, no baseball players were considered clean enough to be honored with Hall of Fame induction. Sometimes justice demands that when sin has worked its way so deeply into a group of people, the whole thing must go before there can be a new beginning.