Forward Day By Day – April 29, 2017

Our deepest human need—the thing we most require—is God’s abiding love and presence. Over several weeks, I came to know a regular participant at the Network Café—his nickname was Ed. Network Café is a community center of sorts—a hub—where homeless men and women come...

Speaking to the Soul: Relics

by Linda Ryan   It seems like, listening to the stories of some of the lives of the saints, some of them seem to have been born to be a saint. Take Catherine of Siena. She was one of a large family home it’s reported that there were 25 children in all and...

Loving Kindness

Whatever the saints have, we also have. I think they’re just more aware of it.  The loving kindness of God is not something “out there” to strive for, but something “in here” to become aware of. -Br. Mark Brown Society of Saint John the Evangelist To Read More and to...

Diocese of East Tennessee announces bishop slate

[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...

Forward Day By Day – April 28, 2017

I feel for Daniel’s friends. While no one is threatening me with a trip to the furnace, I face temptations to bow down and worship any number of seductive gods of an insistent and consumption-driven culture. At this moment, I am pregnant and facing a deluge of...

Speaking to the Soul: Speaking Truth to Power

by Maria Evans   Good ol’ Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego–I think the story of those three in the fiery furnace was one of my favorite Sunday School stories from childhood. It had all the things that make for a good kid story–a bad guy, good guys,...

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