Blog posts in "ministry"

Posted by Guest Author on Dec 11, 2012
In a recent sermon to my congregation in Greenwich, CT, I said the following: “You could have it all, the serpent whispered, the possibilities are endless. That was the first lie ever told, and we have believed it ever since.” The sermon topic was anxiety—the need to control more, know more, and be more than we were ever created to do, know, or be in the first place. More >
Posted by Emilie Townes on Jan 13, 2012
The recent Supreme Court ruling on ministerial exception potentially legalizes all manner of bad behavior on the part of religious institutions whose understanding of “all God’s children” is narrow, particular, and biased.  First, by defining “minister” so broadly, the court allows religious institutions to declare any person who works within it’s doors and/or ministries as on par with the ordained clergy saying that the ministerial exception rule applies to those who have “a role in conveying the church’s message and carrying out its mission.”  Although Chief Justice John Robert More >