The God of Abram praise

I began reading Karen Armstrong’s book A History of God in an effort to understand more about Islam and perhaps learn why that religion has emerged in our minds in these latter days as a source of conflict and terror. I didn’t exactly find out much about the jihad business that impels some Muslims toward … READ MORE…

Engaging Open Communion

The Forum last week discussed the concept of “open Communion”, that is, what happens when Communion is restricted to the baptized, and what are the arguments for opening it to all. A couple of years ago, the blog “Fr Jake Stops the World” reviewed “Take this Bread” by Sarah Miles. In this book, the author … READ MORE…

Book Review: Claiming The Beatitudes: Nine Stories from a New Generation

Our dean recently spent a week with some of the great thinkers in contemporary Western Christianity. The Rev. John Philip Newell, who led our congregation in last year’s Celtic Spirituality retreat, invited Dean Richardson to join authors Barbara Brown Taylor, David Crumm and others to ponder a single question: What is the future of Christianity? … READ MORE…

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