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Return to St. Luke’s

My wife Mia and I left Windycon about 9AM Sunday, missing the con events of that day. It took nearly an hour, in perfect traffic conditions, to reach the east side of Evanston. Our objective there was St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. We were members of it from 1977 until 1997, and were married there in 1978. The church went through a difficult period in the late 1990’s, but has since recovered and seems to be thriving again. The liturgy is still excellent. Some people from our day are still members, and we were able to talk to a couple of them, including our old EFM mentor. There was quite a crowd for an ordinary Sunday in November, especially in the age of Covid. We introduced ourselves to the new Rector and told her how happy we were at how the parish is doing under her leadership.

Religion, education, and gay rights

Demographics: who are these Episcopalians?. This Episcopalian is not surprised by the results about his church, but interested to see that we really are different from the “mainline Protestants” with which we are so often grouped. Another interesting statistic is about Roman Catholic attitudes toward gay people. What you hear from the pew may not be what you hear from the bishops.

Via the Episcopal Café.

Religious thinking

Following a link from GetReligion, I saw that a Seattle Parish Offers Astrology Workshop.

I am not happy about this. I can handle all sorts of unorthodox thinking in the Episcopal Church. E.g., for decades I have been going to churches that are very welcoming of gays and lesbians, and sometimes have gay and lesbian clergy.

However, this is different. I do not consider astrology to be thinking.