Sister Joan Chittister famously said, "We are each called to go through life reclaiming the planet an inch at a time until the Garden of Eden grows green again." Reflecting on that journey -- a blog at a time -- is the focus of this site.
Dear Susan,My father sent me your posting about Archbishop Carey. I don't think he realized that the cartoon that you have posted is by our cousin Kirk Walters. What a small world and what a great blog! Thanks and peace,Mary
Dear Mary! NO WAY!!! I've had that cartoon on my office bulletin board for more years than I can remember and have dragged it over and over again to "but the Bible says ..." events! Please email me and I'd love to get in contact with your cousin and thank him for his great work!
I recently wrote a legal article on the Episcopal Church property disputes in California, and that cartoon is absolutely PERFECT. Is there a source at which I could find it (I'm thinking of pasting it in my article somewhere, but I would need to properly cite the work)?
My copy shows a July 1993 Christian Century footnote ... maybe that will help!
natalie, do I understand correctly that you're planning to cite a cartoon that makes a theological statement, in a legal article? Wouldn't that undermine your legal arguments?revsusan, doesn't this cartoon cast as much doubt on your interpretations as it does on Bob Duncan's?
My Goodness. I just "Googled" my own name and found your question, Conneticutian. And a good one it was. The point of my article, in a VERY small nutshell, is actually that the church (not just the Episcopal Church) has evolved so much over the centuries, and each time a major political event occured, there were lawsuits in various denominations as to who rightfully owned the property (you may know that the Episcopal Canons state that each parish merely holds its property in trust for the Diocese). There is a historical narrative in the article, where I thought the cartoon may be appropriate, but the main thesis of the article is that the church (every church) needs to take precautions in their canons, parish by-laws, and articles of incorporation in order to solidify the "Denis Canon" of 1978, which I spoke of earlier. I would be happy to forward the article on!!
By the way, Susan, I just re-read your bio and I'm wondering if you know my husband, Chris Yaw, who was ordained at All Saint's Beverly Hills in 2001? He also lived in Pasadena. Ring any bells?
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