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Commentary

Episcopal Diocese of Virginia Proposes to Zero Out Sexual Misconduct Prevention

You can’t make this stuff up. In the midst of the pandemic, at a time where abuse and domestic violence are skyrocketing, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia is now proposing to zero out its budget for sexual misconduct training and prevention. Seriously. The announcement comes as the diocese attempts for the second time to pass a 2021 budget.… Read More »

Damning Letter from Ex-Evangelical Underscores Broken Dynamics Within Episcopal Church

Wouldn’t you love to see more former evangelicals in your parish? Folks who believe in equality, inclusion, and social justice? Who are looking for a new church home? If you are like most church members, the answer is a resounding yes. But my experience is that a great many persons who come to the Episcopal Church from other… Read More »

KKK Preaches at National Cathedral. No, Actually It’s Just Max Lucado

Let me cut to the chase: It’s time for the Dean of the National Cathedral, Randy Hollerith, to resign. It’s no secret that, as a progressive, I often find myself unhappy with recent decisions in the Episcopal Church, particularly when those decisions evince a lack of leadership. But when it comes to stupidity and downright meanness, nothing holds… Read More »

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust: Rethinking the Episcopal Way of Death

One of the things that is interesting in watching the Episcopal Church over the years is how customs start out being progressive, then become normative, and finally become outdated. That is the case with funeral customs in the Episcopal Church, which at one time were greener than most, but today are increasingly outdated. Indeed, many today no longer… Read More »