April 29, 2017
- The only openly gay bishop in The United Methodist Church is still a bishop, despite a ruling that confused many in the church.
Two recently published books, Queen Abigail the Wise and Vanessa the Wonder-Worker, are helping to fill a gap in Orthodox Christian fiction for “tween” readers between the ages of 9 and 12. Bookended by heavily illustrated readers for toddlers and serious tomes about dating for teens, the world of Orthodox Christian fiction hasn’t had much to offer tweens. But...
Rather than demolishing a nearby home to make more room for parking, an Illinois congregation of the United Church of Christ instead responded to its calling and renovated the property into housing for marginalized families — hoping to transform their lives and break the cycle of poverty by giving working families a path to home-ownership.
April 28, 2017
- United Methodist boards of ordained ministry cannot ignore the issue of homosexuality when evaluating clergy candidates, the Judicial Council has ruled.
- Judicial Council, top court for The United Methodist Church, says bishop “in good standing” until due process completed.
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The search committee for the Episcopal Church Missioner for Black Ministries is seeking input as it discerns the future paths for this important ministry.
The search committee asks black Episcopalians, clergy serving congregations that are historically or...
[Anglican Communion News Service] Five theologians from around Brazil participated in a theology conference this week under the theme “Anglican theology and public engagement.”
The mission theology project exists to “raise up new ‘Doctors of the Church’ in the global South to write, network, publish and engage with theologians in the global North, to renew the worldwide Church and influence society,” said the Rt. Rev. Graham Kings, co-chair of the conference...
[Anglican Communion News Service] The question of how indigenous families in Canada coped with language loss and worked to keep their languages alive is the focus of a new project spearheaded by the EagleSpeaker Community Connection Society in Calgary, Alberta.
“Indigenous Language—Strengths and Struggles” seeks to create a “free, graphic novel-inspired educational multimedia resource” that explores language restoration as an intergenerational impact of the residential...
Webinar: How to Use Data and Research in Religious Storytelling
J. Tobin Grant, will offer a webinar for RCC on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET on how we can and should use data and statistical research better in our religious storytelling.
[Diocese of East Tennessee] The Standing Committee of the Diocese of East Tennessee April 28 announced a slate of five nominees who will stand for election as the fifth bishop of the Episcopal Church in East Tennessee.
The nominees are:
- The Rev. Brian Cole – Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Lexington, Kentucky
- The Rev. Hendree Harrison – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,...