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Just how easy is it to give money to your church?

Four-minute read. Friction. It’s a marketing term used to describe all the little things we do (or don’t do) that make it harder for someone to buy a product, or in the case of our churches and ministries, make a donation. Let’s face it, if it’s too hard, it isn’t going to happen. So what are you going to do about it? Oh, and a minor rant (or two).

Faith + Yoga = Formation!

One-Minute read. Scripture tells us that our body is a temple. We glorify God with our bodies when we incorporate faith and physical activities.

Pray on Troost

Two-minute read. On the evening of Juneteenth, Friday, June 19, Troost Avenue, Kansas City, became a focal point of unity when people of different faiths and races joined together in an hour-long event ‘Pray on Troost.’ Together they formed an estimated 10-mile long, socially distanced, prayer chain.

Juneteenth — liturgy and history

Two-minute read. In 2015, the 126th Diocesan Convention passed a resolution regarding the response of the Episcopal churches in West Missouri to the ongoing sin of Racism. One of the provisions was the use the service closest to “Juneteenth” as an opportunity to remind ourselves of the constant vigilance needed to address racism.

The Supreme Court, Sexuality, and Romans 1

Five-minute read. Yesterday, In a 6-to-3 ruling, the Supreme Court determined that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars employment discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, and sex, also applies to gay workers. The ruling means that gay people can’t be fired simply for being gay. People are going to protest against this ruling, and they’re going to quote Romans 1 in the protest. So, rather than ignore it or pretend it’s not there, let’s just deal with those passages head-on, shall we?

Be the change you wish to see in the world

One-minute read. If you’ve been spending the last week wondering how to be a positive force working towards a world where pain and suffering isn’t caused by a fellow human there are answers.

Opening remarks from The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council meeting

10-minute read. Transcripts of the opening remarks made by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, and President of the House of Deputies, Gay Clark Jennings at this week’s Executive Council meeting. Aviso: La siguiente información se presenta en inglés y en español.

Prayer for Racial Justice at St. Augustine’s

40-minute video, four-minute read. The people of the Episcopal and ELCA Lutheran churches of the Kansas City Metro area gathered together on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in prayer for racial justice held in the grounds of at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City. An estimated 150-200 people attended the event in person. The proceedings were also livestreamed on Facebook.

Messages of Solidarity

Five-minute read. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has shared with his fellow bishops two messages of solidarity he received following his statement on President Donald Trump’s use of a church building and the Holy Bible.

Boiling Point

Six-minute read. “We are acting as though God doesn’t see or care about the way we treat one another, belittle one another, or degrade one another.”

Put on your @#$* mask

Six-minute read. Fr. Steve Wilson (Grace, Carthage) provides a heart-rending and personal insight into the plight of a priest during the current pandemic, and writes an impassioned plea for people to take wearing masks seriously.

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