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May 21, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] On April 22, 2010, I published an article offering ideas for raising the profile of the Episcopal Church. I was thinking that it’s not only about raising the profile, but also about how the profile impacts people. Is it positive or negative? For what will the Episcopal...

May 14, 2012

[Huffington Post] On May 10 the Washington National Cathedral dedicated a new stone carving of Rosa Parks. It will be displayed in the cathedral’s Human Rights Porch.

The area already includes likenesses of Oscar Romero, the brave Catholic Archbishop of El Salvador, who spoke out against...

May 11, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Why was she doing that—up, down, back and forth—right in front of me? Once she had my full attention, she showed me her secret: she lowered herself down into a petite nest that the wind was throwing around like a yo-yo. Her intention quickly became clear: she...

May 10, 2012

[Religion News Service] My host and I were talking politics, as people do in east Tennessee.

She told me about her friend Howard Baker, the three-term Republican senator (1967-1985), who governed in the Senate as minority leader and then majority leader by mastering the art of...

May 9, 2012

[The United Methodist Reporter] The other day, in an attempt to get some distance between me and the traumatic event now forever etched in my brain as General Conference 2012, I decided to brave the Texas heat and work on my flowerbeds and ideas for the lawn. Isisas Barrario, my faithful...

May 2, 2012

[Religion News Service] I have been a Christian my entire life, never more fervently than in recent years, and yet I cringe when I hear politicians and public figures announce their Christian faith.

Hold on to your wallet. Even more, hold on to your freedoms and rights as a...

April 30, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Through the years I’ve been part of several church groups in which participants were asked to share their spiritual autobiographies. While people usually told stories of their personal failures, successes, and lessons learned along the way, one evening my friend...

April 25, 2012

[Religion News Service] I came home from a weekend of consulting in Topeka, Kansas, feeling weary.

I felt drained by exciting work with several dozen church leaders who were eager to move forward. I felt exhausted by the rigors of modern air travel, in which things work OK but...

April 23, 2012

Danielle Tumminio

[Episcopal News Service] There’s a lot to worry about as a scuba diver: decompression sickness, burst lungs, limited air supplies, and inhospitable sea creatures. But none of this compares to the question most feared by a scuba diver: “Why did your buddy vanish...

April 19, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] In my position at Bexley Hall, I teach theology, ethics and liturgics. I also teach a class on The New Urbanism and urban design. When I talk with people about what I do, it is that last area that elicits the most quizzical looks; occasionally someone will be bold...

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