- Faculty & Staff
The ELCA's Peace Not Walls Campaign will be holding its annual network meeting on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 5 pm.
This morning I was checking out my Facebook feed and saw the above photo that intrigued me greatly. It was on the status of a clergy friend who often posts funny photos of himself photoshopped into some absurd situation or onto someone else’s body. So I was intrigued by the seriousness of the image – which I thought was a bit uncharacteristic.
This has been an impossible week of tragedy and triumph, brokenness and bravery, gory injuries and graciousness, terror and tenacity, angry words and awakenings, betrayal and blessing.
Dr. Grafton will be a featured presenter at the 2013 Study Conference of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Saskatoon.
1. Apples to Apples or Apples to Dates? The Muslim critique of Christian Scriptures
Would the Romans have really respected the human dignity and religious conventions of Jesus while crucifying him - and therefore draped his genitals as we see in so much religious art? What effect would crucifying victims in the nude have on their psyches and those of their death witnesses? What effect has the Church's cover-up of the cross and our crucifixes had on our theologies?
I prepared this meditation for the Logan Legacy Prayer Breakfast, celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Canon Thomas Wilson Stearly Logan, the longest lived priest of African descent in the Episcopal Church who died at the age of 100, at the request of the committee who assigned me the theme of "Engendering Prophecy" from the story of Deborah.
I was honored to speak for Upper School Chapel at the Episcopal Academy - a marvelous institution - on 20 March 2013.