Gardens and Sacred Spaces

by the Reverend Ben Badgett The Chapel Garden at Virginia Theological Seminary lies in the footprint of what was once the historic seminary chapel, built in 1881. In 2010 the chapel caught fire and was destroyed. Only bricks from the walls, iron work and a few pieces of stained glass survived, so the seminary gave new life to the space by creating a garden and an interment site for those who have died from the seminary community. A few weeks ago, I returned to VTS and visited this... Read More
Posted by Cara Modisett at Thursday, July 9, 2015
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Big Things in Small Packages

Reverend Sandy Webb is blogging from General Convention in Salt Lake City. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the General Convention tackled in earnest the question of structural reform. Many substantial changes have been approved, and many significant agreements have been reached. Yet, at the end of the day, one issue threatens to derail the entire movement, in fact just a single word: "Joint." Under the proposed structure, the General Convention’s Executive Council will retain its... Read More
Posted by Cara Modisett at Thursday, July 2, 2015
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Oz

Reverend Sandy Webb is blogging from General Convention in Salt Lake City. There is no wizard in Oz. Many people come to the General Convention expecting to find something magical. They expect decisions that will make the Church a more thoughtful, courageous, and compassionate place. They expect actions that will make our world look a little bit more like God’s kingdom. But, by the sixth legislative day, most have discovered or remembered that there is no whiz here to do these... Read More
Posted by Cara Modisett at Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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