I posted this to my blog last night, I hope ya'll like it...
What’s all this Mary nonsense about?
One of the most difficult things that Protestants have trouble understanding is the Virgin Mary. Maybe its because I have a Catholic background but I find the Virgin Mary a very comforting figure. I’m not necessarily wed to the Immaculate Conception but I’m not necessary opposed to it either. I don’t have a problem asking her to pray for me for…Continue
A traveler asked a preacher, "Among your congregation, have you any sinners?"
"Well, of course, my child," the preacher replied.
"Why would you allow them if they continue in their sins?"
"Because, my child, all are guilty. It would be blasphemy to think anyone but the Son of God is without sin."
The traveler thought for a moment and then asked, "Among your congregation, have you any homosexuals?"
"I dare think not, my child!"
"Why, do you suppose,…Continue
Added by Br. Cletus on August 11, 2011 at 10:03am — No Comments
I read two separate articles today which when taken on the whole illustrate a really disturbing trend in the US and developed world. That trend is technology. But not just stuff...its like love of technology for its own sake. There are implications to technology that most do not see. This is especially true when it comes to technology and the church.
In one article, Steve Jobs is quoted as saying that he does not want the iPhone to just be for the rich. But lets face it,…Continue
Sorry, I kept thinking of things to add - I'm not eschewing NO process for ordination. Every denomination has its processes, it's just the 'starting over' aspect of the Episcopal process and the time and expense involved for someone who might have already spent tens of thousands of dollars being educated in all aspects of Christian faith, and served as pastors in other churches. I don't think that qualifies as immaturity!
You know that being received into Episcopal membership if…Continue
This retired Lutheran bishop is leading interest in the East in missional church. I teach a classat Yale Divinity School and have a lectureship this September hopefully including Abbess Karen Black by video conferencing. Your connections and welcome to a full=communion partner is welcome.
The missional church conveersation is long on theology and short on practise. I hope you will be a balance. The website is excellent.
Bp. David W Olson (former bishop in…Continue