School is back, virtually, for now. What will St. Francis be doing about Sunday School?
“Well, then, we’ll just have to take care of that,” John said. John had just heard from his young office assistant that she was barred from undergraduate admission to the University of Virginia because she was a woman.
This blog borrows its moniker from another short-lived blog of mine from the middle of the first decade of the 2000’s. Its purpose was to deal with the practical applications and practice of the Christian life.
Last week, “What happened to Jesus’ disciples? Part I” answered the questions about what happened to St. Bartholomew; Judas, Iscariot; and James, the brother of John? What about the other identifiable Apostles?
This coming Monday, August 24, is the feast of St. Bartholomew, the Apostle. Who is he? What did he do? How did he die? For that matter what happened to the disciples after Jesus’ arrest?
This Saturday, August 15, is the Feast of St. Mary the Virgin. What does the Episcopal Church think about the “virgin” birth? Was Jesus really born without a biological father?
When can we expect to worship out of doors together and will it be with communion?
Why are we still on a Eucharistic fast at St. Francis? Can’t we have communion virtually?
The short answer to this assertion is, no, Mary Magdalene was not a woman of ill repute. The longer answer to this assertion has a lot to do with a great many Marys in the New Testament, resulting in the heightened possibility of confusing them; a general carelessness, if not misogyny, around the identity andContinue reading “Episco-fact: Was Mary Magdalene a woman of ill repute?”
Especially now, when our political identities seem so very partisan and so very prominent, how does a preacher preach to a congregation whose membership is not primarily red or blue, but purple?