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For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. (James 2:13 from today’s readings.) An issue that frequently comes up with non Christians is the judgmental character of Christians.  There is no question but that the “world” sees us in this way.  It is sobering and should be […]

The Lutheran Church is big in Minnesota. This week the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is meeting in the Twin Cities and considering motions to approve the ordination of people in same sex relationships as clergy. Minnesota Public Radio had a very interesting radio program entitled “Gays in the Clergy” featuring Kendal Harmon, Canon […]

This post is for people who know that there is a crisis in the Anglican Communion involving The Episcopal Church, but haven’t followed it closely.  The desire to not know what is going on often flows from a genuine sorrow over disunity in the church.  Many people want to worship God in peace and not […]

In the vows of a Christian Wedding, the couple commits to certain moratoria. N., will you have this woman to be your wife; to live together in the covenant of marriage?  Will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, be faithful to her as […]

This is a big week for the Anglican Communion. The Synod of the Church of England is meeting.  So is the General Convention of The Episcopal Church (GC2009).  The Archbishop of Canterbury is attending GC2009 along with thirteen or so Primates The formation of the Anglican Church in North America is having an impact on […]

Like many people around the country and throughout the world I am following the General Convention of The Episcopal Church.  I find I have a heavy heart. I still care about TEC the way one cares for a former friend.  We are not as close as we once were, yet I still care what happens. […]

A tale of two churches perhaps.  It was a great privelage to attend the inaugral Assembly of the Anglican Church in North America.  I confess I was nervous about it.  I feared that the pundits would be correct in their assertions that the issue of Women’s Ordination and the disagreements between the Evangelicals and Anglo […]

Today, in a conversation a friend used the phrase “unchurched at church” to refer to people who regularly attend church but who have become alienated from it. They no longer participate in the ministry of the congregation. They ignore the objectionable theology being proclaimed in the sermons. They come to see their friends. They have […]

In two weeks I will be sitting on a plane flying to Texas to attend the Anglican Church in North America’s inaugural convention. I am not going as a delegate, but as an interested observer. During the legislative sessions, I’ll sit at the back of the room and watch. At other times I’ll hang out […]

Well there are some pictures missing, and I expect they will stay missing, as the source files have now been deleted…by me.  No conspiracy here.  I thought I got everything moved over from St. Edward’s site, so went and deleted my blog over there only to discover that the SQL database was still referring to […]