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Stumbling Through Lent: I Don't Know How to Pray -- And Neither Does Barbara Brown Taylor

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 02.29.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Barbara Brown Taylor -- professor, author, theologian, Episcopal priest and a woman TIME magazine once designated one of the world's most influential people -- seems to be as flummoxed by the prayer question as I am.

The Sacredness of Surfing

Rabbi Jordie Gerson | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Jordie Gerson

A friend who's an Episcopalian priest (and a surfing buddy) showed me a comic last week, which she keeps on her fridge. In it, the sea has split, Moses is holding up his staff, and a dude is standing next to Moses, carrying a surfboard.

Creating Sustainable Populations Humanely

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.14.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Here, on every surface of Earth, man has planted his foot, physical or otherwise. We have morphed from quest to conquest with frightening success, as our numbers increase exponentially, mindlessly spreading.

Traditional Worship Is the Future

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

What Conservative Christians are really upset about, deep down, is not that one or a few or dozens or hundreds of their fold are being attracted by liturgical traditions and progressive theology. What they are really upset about is that their ways and their positions of privilege in the world are dying.

A Disruptive and Inconvenient Realization

Teo Bishop | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Teo Bishop

Simply put, I'm feeling called back to the worship of God in Christ, and I can't deny it even if I wanted to.

Bringing Burning Man Home

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 12.25.2013 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

What did I bring home? Mystical experiences in the desert renewed my sense of intimacy with the divine. In the solitude of early morning, red slivers of cloud intersecting the rising sun made me feel like God was baptizing me in dust.

Bishop 'Abandons' Church Over Gay Blessing Stance

Goose Creek Patch | Lindsay Street | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An independent news blog for S.C. Episcopalians has reported that S.C. Bishop Mark Lawrence has been temporarily banned from acting as a bishop and pr...

The New Episcopalian

Mark Osler | Posted 10.22.2012 | Religion
Mark Osler

In the past few months I have read several agonized reports on the supposed death throes of the Episcopal Church. I have traveled in the opposite direction from those who have left the Episcopal church, and am glad that I have.

As Episcopalians Gather, A Vision For A Bottom-up Church

Mark D. W. Edington | Posted 09.06.2012 | Religion
Mark D. W. Edington

One blessed result of nearly 30 years of tumult and controversy is that the Episcopal Church now stands unquestionably for a progressive vision of the Christian message.

Didn't We Almost Have It All: Our Search For Happiness And Fulfillment

Father Alberto Cutié | Posted 04.24.2012 | Religion
Father Alberto Cutié

Unfortunately, Whitney Houston was just one in a long list of talented Americans who have died in the past several decades due to some connection with drug abuse. What is it that makes so many people among us seek a substance?

Breaking up with God

Sarah Sentilles | Posted 08.20.2011 | Books
Sarah Sentilles

I met God in the Catholic Church and spent most of my childhood trying to get God to love me. I loved God from afar, like you might love a teacher or your best friend's older brother. I watched God carefully.

Former NJ Governor McGreevey Denied Priesthood

Posted 06.25.2011 | New York

Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey- who famously resigned the office in 2004 after coming out as a "gay American" and admitting to extramarital...

Statement In Response To The Murder Of Ugandan Gay Rights Activist David Kato

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

His murder deprives his people of a significant and effective voice, and we pray that the world may learn from his gentle and quiet witness

Say What? Lesbian Priests Marrying Each Other!

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

All couples like to bring the New Year in on a loving note. And what better way for two lesbian priests of the Episcopal Church to demonstrate thei...

It's Hats-Off To Female Bishop, And Not In A Good Way

Religion News Service | By Daniel Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) Q: When is a hat more than a hat? A: When the hat is a bishop's miter, and belongs to the female head of...

Mitregate: Anglicans in Crisis Over a Woman's Hat!

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

It is particularly galling to American Episcopalians to have the Archbishop of Canterbury direct their Presiding Bishop not to display any signs of her spiritual authority.

Eating in Church

One For The Table | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
One For The Table

I grew up in a very faithful household -- my father was an Episcopal priest and I was devoutly devout, an altar boy from age six and happy for it.

Black Episcopal Congregation Celebrates Lesbian Marriage

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irene Monroe

On August 30, St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Cambridge hosted the marriage and blessed the union of its mayor, E. Denise Simmons, and her lifetime partner, Mattie Hayes.

The Episcopalian Gay Revolution

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Is there a significant market for an enlightened, modern Christianity that focuses on loving, rather than loathing one's neighbors?

Is God Stupid?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Henry Adams

Wouldn't benevolent God be more likely to be like your mother or grandmother, than like most of our fathers? It's not that I am an avowed atheist, no...

Conversations With (And About) God

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Joseph

Another friend, actress, comedian and now author, Susan Isaacs wrote, "I could take alcohol or leave it. After I ran out on God, I took alcohol more than I left it. And I kept taking it."