Pentecost needs power

We celebrate Pentecost Sunday, but it feels like we commemorate Pentecost Sunday. We are figuratively limping into this day, which should be a day of celebration and calling out to God for a fresh outpouring of his Spirit.

Coronavirus has limited the ability to gather as a church. Our church will still be online this week. Then, the crushing news of the past several weeks should burden us on this day:

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So… this “Anglican thing”

This year has been spent in a cycle of spiritual rest and exploration. That cycle has taken us some interesting places. The big takeaway is a shift away from what I’ve known my whole life in one movement to step into another movement within the Body of Christ. For those interested, I write at some length about it HERE.

It would be great to have conversations over this for anyone having questions. 

Anglican Church Caves to Big Oil

The U.S. had our own elections. No big scandals.

That’s over in the Anglican Church. Today they selected their new leader: the archbishop.

While “big oil” is always blamed for “owning” the Republicans … or the Democrats… depending on who is yelling, we find BIG OIL involved in the Anglican Church! 

Justin Welby, the bishop of Durham, was an oil executive before coming to the Church. 

Not only that, but bets were being placed early in the week as to the odds-on favorite for archbishop.

Scandal!

Why can’t they be as holy as the Egyptian Coptic Church? They let a blindfolded boy pull a name out of a hat. Now THAT is godly!

Back in the USA, we’ve elected a president. We have the same president, the same makeup of the House, the same general makeup of the Senate, spending $6 billion in the process to land right back where we were two years ago.

I feel as patriotic as Stephen Colbert. God bless America!