I've been trying to do the "day of rest" thing to some degree today, so I haven't tried to write too much about the ordination and consecration of Bishop Thomas E. Breidenthal--or the event for the youth of the diocese which took place the night before. But this whole notion of unity being in tension with justice is one that I see coming up in other areas today. So I've decided that the first piece I'm going to share is the text of the sermon given yesterday by the Rev. C. Christopher Epting, who serves as Deputy for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations for the Episcopal Church in the United States.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Posted by Renee in Ohio at 4:17 PM
Saturday, April 28, 2007
The Take Back the Blog blogswarm is today.
I'm off to the consecration now. Just me, and 2500 of my closest friends. Sigh...I *really* don't feel up to this, but I don't want to miss it either.
Posted by Renee in Ohio at 9:50 AM
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
As I mentioned yesterday, the Diocese of Southern Ohio has a new bishop, and his consecration will be this Saturday. Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will come to Columbus to take part in the ceremony. So, ever since I knew this event was coming, it has been my intention to attend if at all possible. On Friday, I heard from my rector that there was indeed a ticket being held in my name. So, yay!
So it is significant that they, once they started to build churches, chose the basilica model, which was basically the agora, or public forum. Where God and God's people were interacting publicly and opening themselves to a world where there was really no reason you couldn't be part of that community as long as you were willing to be baptized. And to be baptized wasn't to enter a community, it was to be expelled from any community that was exclusive.More to come, as I find the time, on topics such as ecumenism and interfaith relations--the hard, but necessary work of coming together, respectfully, in our diversity.
Posted by Renee in Ohio at 12:14 AM
Saturday, April 14, 2007
I first learned about the crass, insensitive remarks of Markos Moulitsas in this post by skippy, and later found a post by Steven D at Booman Tribune. In a later diary, Steven included what Markos actually said:
Look, if you blog, and blog about controversial shit, you'll get idiotic emails. Most of the time, said "death threats" don't even exist -- evidenced by the fact that the crying bloggers and journalists always fail to produce said "death threats". [...]Since last night, I saw that skippy had updated his post with the following:
addendum: feminazi, commenting over at echidne's blog, asks this question:
Except, I don't know how much choice they have, given that you see *this* at the bottom of the home page on that blog:
© 2005, Kos Media, LLCI may be only a C-rate blogger (on a good day), but what do we *usually* do when we want to hold a public figure accountable for something they've said? Isn't it usually *their* advertisers that we write to? Or how about writing to some of the politicians and public figures who post diaries at Daily Kos. This Wikipedia article has a list.
I wouldn't recommend this if Markos' remarks were a one time thing, but as shirlstars' comment here indicates, this is part of a pattern of behavior.
How not to be an asshole: a guide for men
Why the lack of concern for Kathy Sierra ?
Take Back the Blog! March, a My Left Wing essay by Bruce Godfrey of Crablaw's Maryland Weekly.
Finally, as I noted here, I really haven't had it in me to do much blogging lately, and I'm still not feeling all that verbose at this point. But I do consider this to be an important issue, and, even if I don't manage to blog more about it, I'm going to make a point of adding relevant entries to my page of Google shared items, which you can find here.
Posted by Renee in Ohio at 3:03 PM