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March 31, 2009

Although Christmas is but three months past, it's time to haul out the "Jesus is the reason for the season" signs again. Between Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day (lesser religious retail holidays), the avalanche...

March 17, 2009

The second book of Samuel (11:1) calls spring "the time when kings go out to battle" and NBC-TV has also decided it's the time for a new drama series titled "Kings" -- a modern version of the extensive Old Testament...

March 6, 2009

While political and social concerns topped the agenda at a meeting in New York February 22-27 of the International Anglican Women's Network, members said that merely meeting in person for the first time gave them renewed courage to...

March 2, 2009

In the manner of editorials, this one is about to make a sweeping statement: Americans don't like to think about sin, especially when the question is whether there is a particular kind of sin that possibly could be identified as part of...

January 30, 2009

Spring -- when "the earth is alive with gods," according to Robert Louis Stevenson -- usually represents the time of renewal.   The turn of a new year also inspires a leap in the heart, even in northern climes where steps...

January 13, 2009

In the January issue of Episcopal Life, three Christians express their opinions on certain courses of action followers of the faith might take when there are serious disagreements. In this case, the discord concerns desires to leave the...

January 12, 2009

The year 2008, it seemed, was crammed more-than-usually with momentous events for the Episcopal Church and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. Internationally, Anglican bishops gathered for the decennial Lambeth Conference and the...

December 2, 2008

As the year drew to a close, cynicism took a beating. Americans knew this presidential election would make history by elevating a member of a group previously denied chances at full citizenship – a female vice president or an...

December 1, 2008

The world's largest Gothic cathedral -- St. John the Divine -- staged a coming-out celebration November 30 after a $41 million restoration revealed a gigantic space full of light and color.   The mother church of the Diocese of...

November 7, 2008

Bishop Suheil Dawani of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem is visiting the United States for two weeks at the invitation of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, seeking to regenerate confidence in and support for the Middle Eastern...

October 28, 2008

Stressing that the National Council of Churches (NCC) is not an agency that works for churches, but an organization that reflects churches' commitment to each other, General Secretary Michael Kinnamon on October 27 brought members of...

October 28, 2008

This editorial appears in the November 2008 issue of Episcopal Life newspaper.     November is an awfully serious month. In northern climes, the last of the golden leaves departs and the possibility of a warm autumn sun...

October 3, 2008

The "king of instruments" is holding court. The American Guild of Organists has coordinated on October 19 what it calls "the world's largest organ concert" -- musical events in more than 200 locations in the U.S....

August 28, 2008

This editorial appears in the September issue of Episcopal Life newspaper.     Every so often, in a discussion of the Episcopal Church's autonomy within the Anglican Communion, one hears the question: Why is this church...

August 25, 2008

This editorial appears in the August issue of Episcopal Life newspaper.     It may seem odd to see a Christmas-themed cartoon in the middle of August -- an August, at that, in which a major church event, the Lambeth...

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