So I thought I'd get a head start and get my sermon for Sunday morning written tonight but I've been catching up on eamil and checking out the blogs instead. So here are my "bits and pieces" du jour:
Walking With Integrity has a new piece "For the Record" which I would commend to you even if I hadn't written it myself!
Mark Harris offers a particularly insightly reflection on Bishop Orombi's "What Is Anglicanism." I'm going to give it another read tomorrow alongside Terry Holmes' classic work of the same title. Would make an interesting small group study to compare the two, wouldn't it? Hmmm ....
I did some reading about the film "Save Me" which kicks off the L.A. OUTFEST and we're going to see tomorrow night. I was up for it already as one of the stars is Chad Allen -- an All Saints parishioner -- and we were looking forward to being there and being supportive of him in his work. But the more I read about it the film the cooler it sounds ... check out this quote from Christianity Today: "One of the things that struck me about this film was how the filmmakers (some who are themselves gay as we learned during the question and answer time following the screening) portrayed the motives and stories of the conservative Christians who lead the ex-gay ministry with tenderness and grace. Is it possible that many in the gay community are more gracious in their understanding of Evangelical Christians than we are towards them?" More about that after I see the film!
Finally, in the "it must be a slow news day department" the AAC (American Anglican Council) blog is leading with the story of last Saturday's blessing at Disney Hall. Must admit to being amused (along with the several folks who emailed me about it) by comment #5 from "Dawn" ... who seems to think I work at 815.
Not so much.
Here endeth the "bits and pieces."