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"Beauty, intimacy and adventure are hints of home," says Boa
“All of us have broken stories,” said Boa. “How is yours broken?”
He began retelling a story of Martin Laird’s which tells of a dog who when set free simply ran in circles, because it had lived most of its life in a cage. “We buy into a false narrative,” said Boa.
Boa urged us to see our stories embedded into God’s story of redemption and new creation. “Christ took our sins and gave us his righteousness. It’s the best deal ever!”
“We put our trust in Jesus for our eternal salvation, but then put our trust in the world for everything else. That’s nuts!” he said. “It’s all upside down.”
Boa said that beauty, intimacy and adventure are hints of home – of what we were created for and that this current life is a prelude of a greater life to come.
South Carolina Clergy Meet to Continue ACNA Affiliation Discernment
Over 100 clergy were present for the meeting, which focused primarily on discernment issues surrounding the Diocese’s process towards affiliation with the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).
At the most recent Diocesan Convention this past March, the Affiliation Task Force recommended the Diocese affiliate with ACNA. The day-long clergy gathering was spent outlining the ACNA structure, the process of affiliation and the steps that need to be taken to move forward. The clergy were urged to share the information with their parishes. The Diocese will put the affiliation question to a vote at the upcoming Diocesan Convention in March of 2017.
St. Philip's to Welcome the Rev. Jeff Miller as Rector
The Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, 14th Bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina, which includes 53 churches in the eastern part of SC, will officiate and preach at the service.
Miller comes to St. Philip’s from the Parish Church of St. Helena in Beaufort where he served as a senior associate from 1999 to 2005; from 2005 to present, he served as their rector. He is currently a candidate for a doctor of ministry degree at Trinity School for Ministry and received his masters in divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary. He is married to the former Kristin Lynne Frazier of Greensboro, N.C. and they have four children.
Charleston Couple Experience First Year at Seminary Together
At the urging of their rector, Brother Dallas Wilson and his wife, Sister Janie, of St. John’s Chapel, Charleston, and the encouragement of Bishop Mark Lawrence of the Diocese of S.C. to follow God’s lead, the 40-something Rivers were soon on their way to Ambridge, Pa. for their first of three years at Trinity School for Ministry. The whole adventure was both overwhelming and exciting as they packed their household and headed to their new assignment in ministry.
As a former dean of Trinity, I was able to encourage them a bit when we talked a year ago. But it all still sounded like a trip to Mars. I plied them with questions and simply let them talk.
Churches in Transition: Be Patient; An Interview with Bishop Lawrence
Do you have any advice for churches beginning the process of searching for a new rector or vicar?
The search process is always an interesting combination of prayerfully seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit as well as the best of our human reason, reflection and research. Those two dimensions are distinct but compatible and certainly not mutually exclusive.
Remember you’re seeking God’s candidate.
People on the search committee aren’t there to represent a certain constituency. If they attend an 8 o’clock service or the contemporary service they bring that perspective and thought in terms of the process, but they’re not there to find the person that group would want. They’re there to find the person God has in mind.
Daffodil Garden Planted in Honor of the Rev. Bob H...
Fr. Bob Horowitz was surprised by the St. Jude's Church family by the planting of a daffodil garden in his honor after services on December 11
Echols Appointed Adjunct Professor of Old Testamen...
Cummins Theological Seminary in Summerville is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Charles L. Echols as a new Adjunct Professor of Old [ ... ]latest news+ Full Story