Category: Café Features

Weekend roundup for Jan. 7

The celebration of Epiphany is upon us, the world’s most-recorded hymn marks its 250th anniversary and the church looks toward Martin Luther King Jr. Day: it’s our weekly roundup of stories from across the church.

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Weekend Roundup for Dec. 31st

Diocese of Florida postpones its January convention as Bishop-elect Charlie Holt vows to support same-sex marriage and gay ordinands; date and location for the 2024 General Convention has been set and the child tax credit is on the agenda of faith activists: it’s our weekly roundup of stories from across the church.

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Weekly Roundup for December 17

Bishop’s slate announced for Maryland, Bishop Curry on the revival circuit in San Diego, and stories of growth and decline in the post-pandemic church; it’s our weekly roundup of stories from across the church.

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Weekend Roundup for December 10th

Diocese of Florida and its ability to hold a fair episcopal election again challenged, the PB gets back on the Revival trail, and the annual angst over the release of church stats, this time in Australia and the UK – all this more! It’s our weekly roundup of news from across the church and around the world.

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Weekend Roundup for December 3rd

We are back from our Thanksgiving break and hope everyone had a good holiday and a blessed start to Advent. This week, the Florida do-over vote is again challenged, Archbishop Canterbury globe hops, and the little church in the old west town of Tombstone finds a spirit of revival; it’s our weekly roundup of news and stories from across the church

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Editors' featured posts

Ashes into Beauty

“I am not just burning my mask however. I am using that as a symbol of transformation, a way to remind myself and those around me that the journey of Lent is preparing us for the beauty of Easter Sunday. So how will I accomplish this? This year, by creating artwork from the ashes.”


Toe Jam Vintage

“Now, in reading today’s Gospel in commemoration of Martin Luther, one could easily fall into thinking that the “pruning” and “casting into the fire” that’s being referred to here is about tossing heretics and apostates into the flames of hell.”


LIke a Tree Planted by Water

“The realm of emotion is also a place of fickleness.  Sometimes I feel God’s presence there and sometimes I have only ashes in my heart.  I can feel a deep joy in a melody, the winging of a goose over the rooftops, the prisms in a snowflake.  But just as quickly I can be crushed by loss, fear or illness.”


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