Archive for ‘April, 2012

Of Christianity After Religion


Mary and I just returned from clergy conference at which internationally known church historian (and Episcopalian) Diana Butler Bass presented an inspiring and startling analysis of the state of Christianity in the post modern world. Her new book is entitled Christianity after Religion. In it she notes that despite declining numbers over the last five […] Read more »

Of the Glorious Possible


As a teenager one of my favorite authors was Madeline L’Engle. Her most famous book was entitled A Wrinkle in Time. It is a fascinating story about two precocious siblings invited by three mysterious old women to “tesseract” (travel in time and space) to a far distant world to combat the evil that has besieged […] Read more »

Of the Peace of Jerusalem


Traditionally on Good Friday¬†in the Episcopal Church countrywide the loose plate offering goes to the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. The members of that diocese are Palestinians.¬†Remembering that has caused me to reflect on what many of us have learned during this past Lent in our study concerning the political and therefore economic and social situation […] Read more »