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Diocesan bishops who blocked same-sex marriages take reluctant first steps…

first_img July 23, 2018 at 9:15 pm To bring this exchange to an end. I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree. Neither of us will move from the position each of us have decided to take. I wish for you the best. By David PaulsenPosted Jul 17, 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Robbie Johnson says: General Convention, July 22, 2018 at 11:57 pm Bishop Curry will cleanse the church of all conservatives. Only liberals and LGBTQ will be allowed! Human Sexuality, Matt Ouellette says: July 22, 2018 at 5:45 pm A person is not born gay! It is a choice. It is an abomination and a sin. Scripture makes this clear starting with the 19th chapter of Genesis! Robbie Johnson says: John Post says: Robbie Johnson says: July 24, 2018 at 8:25 pm As for your slippery slope, it has happened at least once. Read the first post concerning the ordination of women priests. I was not in the Episcopal Church when this took place. Apparently when the church started ordaining women to the priesthood some diocese objected. They were told they would not be forced into women ordination. According to the initial post, this was changed and diocese were ordered to ordain women. Slippery slope? It has happened before and it can happen again. Refusing to conduct same sex weddings is at the present time on life support in the Episcopal Church. The LGBTQ controlled church is about to pull the plug. It is just a matter of time until they do. The next step is pulling the plug on all hetrosexual weddings.Weddings in the Episcopal Church will for same sex couples only. Hetros need not apply to be married in the Episcopal Church. Matt Ouellette says: Jordan Sakal says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME July 25, 2018 at 10:03 pm I do not know. Of course I do not know the “mind of God”. Perhaps you all are right and the Bible is wrong when it comes to homosexuality. I guess wr should toss our Bibles in the trash due to them being full of error and useless to us living in the 21st century. If the Bible is wrong, perhaps all of us are heading to the flames of hell! July 20, 2018 at 2:30 pm Didn’t Jesus say, “the Scripture cannot be broken?” [John 10:35] He did not have to comment on “intimate same sex relationships.” Leviticus had already said, “If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable” [20:13]. Jesus also said, “If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me” [John 5:46], and “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God” [Matthew 22:29]. If Jesus is Lord, He is right. July 25, 2018 at 11:45 pm Robbie,The fact of the matter is that sections of the Bible were written ten, twenty, fifty, or hundreds of years after the life of Christ and the Apostles. The writers of the Bible were writing with second or sometimes third-hand information. However, what we can take as fact, the words of Christ himself. July 23, 2018 at 12:24 pm GAFCON (Global African Conference) Churches are those that believe in “authentic Anglicanism” or that they are “authentically Anglican.” Mostly this set of churches believes that women should not be ordained and that gays should be excommunicated/killed and that they also do not belong in the church. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Matt Ouellette says: Bill Louis says: July 31, 2018 at 5:42 pm Mr Caron,Use of the term “rights” is only because Mr Sakal used it. There is no “right” to be married in the EC The Bible speaks of marriage as between a man and a woman and the policy of the church has been to marry opposite sex couples for the purpose of procreation and mutual support, or love. There are those that twist scripture in an attempt to prove that marriage in the EC should be for all combinations of sexes. Not so according to the practice of the EC over the lat 200 years. Now the PC crowd wants to change it and the EC is bowing to the pressure. To suggest if I don’t like it I may choose not to participate is offensive. You have the same choice. July 25, 2018 at 11:30 am Robbie, On January 2, 2017, Sister Frances Carr died aged 89 at the Sabbathday community, leaving only two remaining Shakers: Brother Arnold Hadd, age 58 and Sister June Carpenter, 77. Just so you know there are two left and as I and my partner are Episcopalians in their 20s I highly doubt we will be the last ones come the 2030s/40s. For a fact, I know that my church community has a large and active youth ministry/lots of younger kids. Matt Ouellette says: Vernon Sheldon-Witter says: July 31, 2018 at 8:14 pm Mr. Louis, According to the Bishops and the Deputies there is now a right and rite to marriage for LGBTQ+ couples in the Episcopal Church or did you not understand what they are legislating over (for the lack of a better term to come to mind) on the creation of language for use in the Book of Common Prayer for LGBTQ+ couples (and heterosexual couples who want to use a separate rite of marriage) for the ordination/blessing/sanctifying of LGBTQ+ weddings.The purpose of marriage is not only for procreation, rather it is for the sanctification of love. (do you believe that heterosexual couples who cannot procreate due to health issues or personal choice are not religiously married?– That is the slippery slope you are operating under. Lastly, it is not that “PC attitudes” or the “PC Crowd” has forced the hands of the Episcopal Church, rather it is the fact that theological understandings have changed, just as they have regarding the ordination/place of women in the church, or the issue of slavery, or so many other issues. Opening up the sacramental rite of marriage to LGBTQ+ couples does not infringe upon the heterosexual couples who enjoy that selfsame rite, it does not invalidate or devalue or debase your marriage. Just because you theologically oppose marriage rites (and rights) for LGBTQ+ couples does not mean you have the right to deny gay couples access to them. July 23, 2018 at 11:39 am And conservatives attack right back with labels like “heretic” or “gay agenda.” You even repeated the myth that being gay is a choice. So don’t think your side is so high and moral. July 17, 2018 at 5:42 pm I am reminded of the General Convention several years ago when Bisops were guaranteed by Convention that they would not be required to ordain women priests or to accept them in their dioceses. How long did that last? Matt Ouellette says: July 22, 2018 at 11:53 pm Hetrosexual couples are now forbidden to use such terms as husband, wife, bride, groom in their wedding ceremony. To mention procreation is no longer allowed in the wedding ceremony! July 17, 2018 at 5:59 pm Rites, rights, and continued obstinance in the affirmation of one of God’s greatest gifts to human beings– the gift of love, and the gift of sharing life and love with another according to the magnetic force we call “orientation” seems to be a tap-dance that just goes on and on. In a way, the more the church battles on, the more it engages in a “yada, yada” irrelevant exercise that began in outrage and ends in tedium. I met my partner at church– We had 44 years together. We were richly blessed by God in the gift of each other. Did it matter that we had gone through the “invisible years” and the struggles of “to bless or not to bless”– the struggles of inclusion– the debates and analysis? No– In the end, it didn’t. God him- or- herself is present, and pulls rank on the church, on any committee, house of bishops, or delegates. We had been blessed by God in our union. “Hey God– they’re going to bless and include.” And God said “Been there, done that!” It was and is in a way– too little too late. Lord, forgive the wrongs done in the name of God. To those still bound up in prejudice and judgment and misinterpretation of the Gospel I can only say “Let it go!” Enough– If you did not find the blessing of love with a person of the same gender, what’s it to you anyway? And who are you to deny a fellow believer either their rights or rites. July 24, 2018 at 2:42 pm Give it time Matt. Hetro couples will be forced to use gender neutral language in the wedding ceremony. Also the mention of procreating children will not be allowed! The feelings of the hetros will be washed away by the LGBTQ controlled church. Hetrosexual couples no longer will have any say in the church! July 17, 2018 at 6:20 pm Alleluia Alleluia! The LGBT+ community deserves this recognition. We are just as all others on this Earth. We deserve love and access to the rites and privileges accorded to others in the church and now we will have them. July 20, 2018 at 1:10 pm TEC has gone the way of the Roman Empire. It is collapsing under its own decay. We left when we saw it happening and we couldn’t save it. You either believe the Bible or you don’t. I realize that we have had two thousand years of theological study and reflection and that if God had more than six days to do everything he would have come up with the same decision as TEC but give God a break. He’s only human! Avoid the millstone being tied around your neck. Don’t keep going. Repent and come back to the Lord. July 25, 2018 at 10:46 pm So The Holy Spirit had nothing to do with the formation of the Bible? Rector Belleville, IL Charlene R Cook says: July 21, 2018 at 5:27 pm Bp. Martins described the detail procedure he and his diocese would follow in the event two of his parishioners (same-sex) desired to marry. Imagine the tumult had he proposed the same process for hetero couples who wanted to marry in the diocese! Is the extraordinary scrutiny of gay couples’ desire to marry the price we must pay for our love to be acknowledged? And why only in the Diocese of Springfield? What is it about the southern half of Illinois that necessitates extraordinary measures to ensure the purity of … something? July 25, 2018 at 8:31 pm Robbie,God, through his son Jesus Christ, commanded us to love one another as we loved Him. (See: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37-40). and “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34-35).)How can we (as gays) face “eternal separation from God” if we live by these commands? If we love God with all of our hearts and devote our lives to His Word we are serving him righteously. Surely then condemnation will not come from God, but those who choose to ignore Christ and ignore the command of God. July 22, 2018 at 8:30 pm Mr. Johnson,This will surprise you, but Hi, you’ve now met your first gay person here on these boards (I am not the only one here but I felt like saying hi.) I can tell you immediately that I did not choose to be gay, just as you did not choose to be straight. I can tell you with all of the honesty that my brain and heart possesses that I have never been attracted to the female sex. I have no biological, psychological, or physical attraction to females whatsoever. This is not a mental disorder, I am not broken, I am not diseased, I am not an abomination or subhuman. Your God may be a God of hate who has poisoned your heart, my God is a God who wraps me in His Love and support. I am a proud gay man and an even prouder Christian and Episcopalian. Featured Jobs & Calls James Koenig says: July 17, 2018 at 7:16 pm The Bishop of Albany reveals his homophobic bigotry in his own speech about “how best to help people who find themselves in same-sex relationships.” Like they just woke up one day only to find they’re in the middle of Highway 101. “Help!”Like all such persons, Bishop Love and his cohorts learned to fear being accused of homosexuality on the streets, in their churches, playgrounds and schools, and in their homes years before they ever took up theology. An open-minded seminarian doesn’t wake up one day “only to find that” God hates Gay sex, so he must too. The rest is all post-hoc proof-texting. Mark Bigley says: Charlene R Cook says: July 23, 2018 at 6:37 pm Jordan Sakal I was not quoting a propaganda film. It was a person who openly proclaimed to other staff members that he is a practicing homosexual. As far as your comment about me warning about certain individuals using public accommodations, you are way off base. Homosexual behavior is a choice one makes. Skin color is not. July 20, 2018 at 7:52 pm Or Perhaps there was no log in the first place. Ever think of that? Bronson de Stadler says: Rector Bath, NC Jordan Sakal says: July 22, 2018 at 10:49 pm Don’t worry. The LGBT now governs the Episcopal Church. Their next move is to kick out those who express support for hetrosexual marriage. After this they will work with the government to shut down all churches that refuse to bow to the LGBT agenda. The LGBT is already seeing to it that those who voice opposition to the homosexual lifestyle are fired from their job, lose their health insurance and social security. Kent Higgins says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group July 17, 2018 at 6:34 pm It becomes ludicrous that there is even a struggle going on–And, by the way, no one seems to have any problem with LGBT people giving of theirtalents or writing checks– Hmmm Robbie Johnson says: Robbie Johnson says: Al Blackwell says: Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY July 25, 2018 at 7:07 am Robbie Johnson – I agree with all that you have stated in your responses here. Sadly, being a conservative Episcopalian is frowned upon…………parishioners will be leaving churches in droves………. July 25, 2018 at 8:54 am Charlene, It is not being “conservative” that is being frowned upon, just like being “liberal” is not being celebrated. What is happening here is that the same rights and rites (in TEC) which exist for heterosexual couples are now being extended to LGBTQ+ couples. The heterosexual right/rite to marriage in the church is not being taken away. Heterosexuals are not being threatened or turned away. It is okay to be inclusive. July 24, 2018 at 8:58 pm The church is not going to end heterosexual marriage. Granting rights to one group doesn’t mean denying them to others. Your fears and concerns are, with all due respect, ridiculous and unrealistic. Jordan Sakal says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Will Andrew says: July 23, 2018 at 9:43 am I’ve yet to see conservatives excommunicated for opposing the validity of same-sex marriages. And yet, in many conservative denominations like the Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, and even several GAFCON churches, you would be excommunicated for speaking out in favor of marriage equality. So I would say that conservatives in TEC are treated with much greater respect than progressives are in non-affirming churches. July 20, 2018 at 5:18 am You raise an interesting question about the status of GC resolutions as such.The chancellors for the HOB themselves urged the inclusion of reference to Canon III.6.9(a). The implication of this is that resolutions are themselves subject to canons. One could well imagine a position that says, until resolutions have the force of canons, they are not binding but rather speak the mind of an individual convention only. Do not shoot the messenger. Obviously there are canons and constitutions for good reasons of order. B012 is in many ways confused at the level of workable polity. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Doug Desper says: Matt Ouellette says: Douglas Daze says: July 22, 2018 at 5:33 pm It is just a matter of time until all priests and bishops will be required to carry out non hetro weddings! Refuse and you will be defrocked! The Episcopal Church now bows to the LGBTQ! Donald Caron says: July 31, 2018 at 3:03 pm There are many Christians of all denominations who rely upon a literal, un-contextualized understanding of the Bible. Few scholars would agree with the application of those few verses that seem to condemn same-sex relationships to the question of marriage. Bill Louis says: Rector Martinsville, VA Jordan Sakal says: James Koenig says: July 23, 2018 at 2:16 pm Robbie, The “predator/y gay” what is this? a salacious anti-gay propaganda film from the 1950s? What are you next going to warn us about, having integrated schools or “coloreds” being allowed in the same restaurants/places of business as white folk? July 23, 2018 at 2:13 pm Considering that a couple can still use the marriage rites in the 1979 BCP, this is blatantly not true. Robbie Johnson says: Matt Ouellette says: Robbie Johnson says: July 17, 2018 at 7:15 pm Springfield Bishop Daniel Martins also added, “In plainer language, here’s what this means: If a Eucharistic Community of the diocese wishes to conduct a same-sex wedding, it will first, through its rector or senior warden, inform me of this desire. We will then arrange an in-person meeting between the Mission Leadership Team, the Rector, and me. The first purpose of this meeting will be to discern whether there is indeed a consensus around the desire to hold such a ceremony. If a consensus is evident, we will discuss the terms, conditions, and length of the relationship between that Eucharistic Community and another bishop of the Episcopal Church. It will then be my responsibility to find such a bishop, to whom I will refer all the routine components of spiritual, pastoral, and sacramental oversight, including regular visitations, for an agreed-upon season. In temporal matters, such as participation in synod and payment of assessments, nothing will change.”“ I have just outlined the procedure for making that happen in our incorporated Eucharistic Communities. This may seem a minor point, but, as far as I can tell, there is nothing in it that nullifies my earlier prohibition on clergy of this diocese presiding at same-sex weddings outside the diocese. That pastoral regulation, in the context of a cleric’s vow of obedience to his or her bishop, remains in force.”The Eucharistic Communities that are unincorporated are the following:Albioncentraliaglen carbongranite cityharrisburghavanamattoonmortono’fallonrantoulrobinsonsalemspringfield: St Luke’swest frankfort Rector Tampa, FL July 18, 2018 at 2:02 pm Bishop Martins is in error if he believes he can prohibit his clergy from officiating at same-sex marriages outside his diocese. The beginning of the resolution makes clear the rites are authorized for trial use without any conditions (unlike the 2015 resolution, which specifically required bishop’s authorization to proceed). His only responsibility as bishop is to refer his clergy to another bishop should they need episcopal oversight of a remarriage case or some other pastoral need relating to an upcoming marriage. All of this is clearly stated in the resolution. If the bishop attempts to pull this stunt, affected clergy should immediately appeal. July 18, 2018 at 3:45 pm As a parishioner in the Diocese of Albany, I have little hope that our diocesan will yield to the decisions of General Convention. When the decision of the whole church conflicts with his personal convictions, many of us feel that he will have no problem in declaring the resolution of GC to be void. Will this inevitably set up a confrontation with the national church? Despite the clear challenge to the supremacy of GC, many of us doubt that the national leadership has the will to effectively challenge such action by Albany. I hope someone will declare me wrong. Featured Events Robbie Johnson says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS July 20, 2018 at 8:50 pm You fail to see my point so I’m done here. Your comment is smug, typical and unaccepting of the opinion of others. As well read as you say you are I would think you would be more inclusive of those that have different opinions. Also typical is calling those that don’t agree with you homophobic, un-Christian. Just sayin. July 25, 2018 at 7:32 pm If we are worrying about separation from God, I would be more concerned about homophobia than marriage equality. Jordan Sakal says: July 23, 2018 at 12:41 pm I worked in a private boarding school twenty years ago. One of the young male teachers trumpeted the gay lifestyle. On several occassions he went into the dorm and tried to recruit cadets to the gay lifestyle. This happened over a period of about three weeks until the head of the school found out what was happening. After being informed about the situation this predator gay was fired immediately! July 25, 2018 at 11:38 am It should have read, The last Episcopalian will robably be buried….. Tags July 26, 2018 at 1:48 pm From what I understand many liberals, perhaps most, do not believe there is The Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit). Diocesan bishops who blocked same-sex marriages take reluctant first steps toward allowing ceremonies Robbie Johnson says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tom Downs says: Carolyn Brown says: Kent Higgins says: Matt Ouellette says: Rector Collierville, TN Freda Marie says: July 23, 2018 at 9:39 am The Episcopal Church quit listening to conservative Bible believing members several years ago. Led by the LGBTQ zealots, the only response the church leaders have to conservative views is to dismiss them by terms homophpbes and haters! July 24, 2018 at 10:35 am It is my hope that none of these people quit their jobs over the election results & remain champions for Christ by forging new paths by focusing on the tangible needs of society & reconciling with the Episcopalian clergy who were detached from the Episcopal Church(Who are willing to return to the priesthood).The Episcopal Church should focus a massive amount of energy toward things such as:building stable housing,providing training,medical clinics,& sustenance for those who are homeless,retired,or the working class poor.The Church should spearhead a campaign to focus their energy toward training leaders of today’s corporate society/ world businesses to focus on human ethics within their business model that respects the dignity of all who are employed by the company,are consumers of its services,or are touched by it’s environmental footprints. July 25, 2018 at 10:35 pm Robbie,The Bible is not the guiding light of Christendom, the Bible was written by men, men who are falliable and broken and can be wrong (and proved wrong.) Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ issued forth a new set of commandments that we have discussed previously as the guiding principles of the Church. Those principles are what we should be listening to as Christians. The Bible is a framework, the Word and Command of Christ is our guiding light, that above all. Jordan Sakal says: Matt Ouellette says: July 20, 2018 at 3:56 pm “The Communion Partners, including seven of the eight bishops who had blocked gay marriage in their dioceses, affirmed their desire to “maintain the communion of our dioceses within the Episcopal Church,” despite differences over Christian teachings.”What went on here is some good old ECUSA bullying similar to what went on with the threat to cancel the convention in the city of Austin if they didn’t comply with cross gender bathroom usage. The ECUSA needed only to remind the non-conforming bishops that their assets belong to the EC and if they wanted to continue to have a Diocese they better fall in line. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem John A. Renick says: Robbie Johnson says: July 24, 2018 at 2:52 pm Also you folks can rejoice when those who believe in hetro marriage only are kicked out of the church! Resolution B012, July 20, 2018 at 5:09 pm Mr. Louis,I highly doubt that there was any form of “good old ECUSA bullying” going on either in this situation where LGBTQ+ personages like myself are being extended the same rights, rites, and courtesies extended to you as a (presumedly) heterosexual male member of the same Episcopal Church or in the situation where the church threatened to cancel the convention in Austin. The fact of the matter is, TEC stood up for its trans brothers and sisters in that scenario because to do otherwise would be an anaethema to the very teachings of Christ himself (Love one another as I have loved you), to do so otherwise would also affirm that transphobia, or homophobia have a place in this church and they most certainly do not! July 20, 2018 at 7:38 pm Mr Sakal,My comment wasn’t directed at you or your sexual preferences but at the EC. You are entitled to your rights just like everyone else in the EC. What I am objecting to is having the rights of others violated for the sake of some. If the bishops in question feel they do not want to perform same sex marriages because of their beliefs then they shouldn’t be forced (or bullied) by the Progressive ECUSA to do it against their will. If you feel that is homophobic then that’s your problem. Robbie Johnson says: Submit an Event Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET July 18, 2018 at 11:53 am I think the fact that gets overlooked is a rather simple one: If the Church’s legislative body has said that clergy of the Church may bless a same-sex relationship it stands to reason that a Bishop, who is bound to support the canons and constitution of that same legislative body, cannot invalidate the right to perform that ceremony. No one is being force to do anything. People are being given the right to do what the Church has already approved. The bishops who still wish to put roadblocks in the way of Clergy who are just doing what the Church has approved, such as Bishop Martins with his prohibition of Clergy participating in a Same-Sex Marriage outside his diocese, seem to position themselves as superior to General Convention. This smacks of the days when female clergy were opposed. The odd thing is that these morally superior bishops don’t seem to have a proble with the remarriage of divorced people in their diocese (as they should not) but if you want to talk about clear biblical prohibitions there is one but it would infringe on the rights of heterosexual couples of which we assume they are a part. Robbie Johnson says: James Koenig says: Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT July 18, 2018 at 9:56 am Like most resolutions this one doesn’t have the precision and detail to cover all possible interpretations. However, the sense seems clear: marriage ceremonies. In doing so it limits a bishop’s authority in that one narrow area. Of course bishops who want to make its use as onerous as possible will write understandings into the resolution that were never intended, such as alternative episcopal oversight. Bp Martin should have been a lawyer. July 20, 2018 at 9:10 pm Mr. Louis, Your language regarding sexual orientation is degrading. Being gay is not a “lifestyle choice” or truly a “preference.” It is a matter of biology, I was born gay much like the hundreds of thousand or millions of others in this country and throughout the world. The Bishop’s rights are not being violated, the bishops are not being forced to perform the marriages, rather to allow them to occur in diocese. Why is it that you (or those bishops) cannot seem to handle the granting of the same rights which you already enjoy to other people? Is it just because you want to thumb your nose at us? I would argue then that is an un-Christlike position to take towards your brothers and sisters in Christ. July 31, 2018 at 8:06 pm Bill Louis – I have to agree with you in your response of today. July 25, 2018 at 9:57 am I see, so your problem is that you don’t like how TEC challenges secular conservative positions which are at odds with Christian morality (like how it is wrong to kidnap children from their parents at the border). I’m sorry, but the church should not change its approach just because it makes secular conservatives uncomfortable. It’s not social re-engineering to be expand the sacrament of marriage to include gay couples. It’s based on a theological interpretation of scripture that, apparently, you don’t agree with. Sure, there are some in the church with extremely liberal theology who supported marriage equality primarily on secular grounds. That doesn’t mean all affirming Christians supported it because of secularism. How about you try reading arguments from more affirming Christians who base their position on firm theological grounds (e.g. Matthew Gunter, Matthew Vines, James Brownson, Rowan Williams) instead of dismissing those you disagree with as just wanting to follow secular liberalism. Zachary Guiliano says: Matt Ouellette says: July 17, 2018 at 8:19 pm We are all one. To divide us is to allow sin to enter our lives. Jesus made no comments on intimate same sex relationships (to say they did not exist is ludicrous), but he had a lot to say about love and the “larger picture” of our humanity. Let us stick to that larger vision and his words. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET July 17, 2018 at 6:01 pm Rites, rights, and continued obstinance in the affirmation of one of God’s greatest gifts to human beings– the gift of love, and the gift of sharing life and love with another according to the magnetic force we call “orientation” seems to be a tap-dance that just goes on and on. In a way, the more the church battles on, the more it engages in a “yada, yada” irrelevant exercise that began in outrage and ends in tedium. I met my partner at church– We had 44 years together. We were richly blessed by God in the gift of each other. Did it matter that we had gone through the “invisible years” and the struggles of “to bless or not to bless”– the struggles of inclusion– the debates and analysis? No– In the end, it didn’t. God him- or- herself is present, and pulls rank on the church, on any committee, house of bishops, or delegates. We had been blessed by God in our union. “Hey God– they’re going to bless and include.” And God said “Been there, done that!” It was and is, in a way, too little too late. Lord, forgive the wrongs done in the name of God. To those still bound up in prejudice and judgment and misinterpretation of the Gospel I can only say “Let it go!” Enough– If you did not find the blessing of love with a person of the same gender, what’s it to you anyway? And who are you to deny a fellow believer either their rights or rites. Robbie Johnson says: July 23, 2018 at 11:23 am I guess you are correct. In the Episcopal Church conservatives are simply ignored or have the hateful labels homophobe or bigot thrown at them. July 26, 2018 at 2:25 pm Robbie,From my own personal experience I do believe in the Holy Spirit. Your experience may differ though. July 23, 2018 at 6:59 pm Robbie,I did not say you were quoting such a film, I was rather inferring that you yourself were spouting off the information contained in such a film, portraying gays like myself as predators and dangers to society. It is the same sort of attacking misinformation that portrayed African Americans and others as dangers in society too.Furthermore, according to current scientific research by animal biologists, homosexual behaviours of all forms (sex, courtship, affection, pair bonding, and parenting) exists in over 1,500 animals species (including humans.) I don’t know about you but that is pretty convincing to me that being gay is biological, not a choice. July 17, 2018 at 10:12 pm I hope that ENS will stay on this story. The information from the dissenting dioceses is far from complete. The use once again of alternative Episcopal oversight denies those seeking the sacrament of their church in the same way of do straight couples and therefore is inequitable. I accept that bishops are troubled by what they see as an erosion of their authority, but when they use that authority to tear down relationships rather than to build up the church they do no good thing. Deputies, bishops and visitors packed a meeting room in the Austin Hilton Hotel the afternoon of July 5 to testify on three marriage-related resolutions. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s General Convention first approved trial rites for same-sex marriage ceremonies in 2015, but the bishops of eight domestic dioceses still refused to allow those ceremonies in their congregations as of this month, heading into the 79th General Convention in Austin, Texas.Then Resolution B012 happened.After a back-and-forth negotiation between the House of Deputies and House of Bishops, both houses approved an amended B012 that struck a compromise on the issue of granting Episcopalians across the country access to the liturgies, regardless of their bishops’ stance on gay marriage.The new requirement doesn’t take effect until the first Sunday of Advent, Dec. 2, and it remains to be seen how those eight dioceses will implement the process outlined by B012. They are the dioceses of Albany, Central Florida, Dallas, Florida, North Dakota, Springfield, Tennessee and the Virgin Islands. Five of the eight bishops said before General Convention they would implement Resolution B012 if passed. None of the eight has said explicitly he will defy the resolution’s mandate.A joint statement signed July 13 by 11 acting and retired bishops, members of a group of traditionalists who call themselves the Communion Partners, sounded a conciliatory note. Though warning that “challenges to our communion in Christ are profound,” they praised efforts to find common ground at General Convention, citing as an example Resolution A227, which ordered the creation of a Task Force on Communion Across Difference.The Communion Partners, including seven of the eight bishops who had blocked gay marriage in their dioceses, affirmed their desire to “maintain the communion of our dioceses within the Episcopal Church,” despite differences over Christian teachings. “We recognize that other Christians of good will and commitment hold contrasting convictions about marriage. There is deep disagreement, which leads to a difference in teaching and practice among dioceses and congregations of our church.”One of the core compromises of B012 was to allow bishops who object to gay marriage to request that another bishop provide pastoral care and oversight for same-sex couples who wish to be married by priests in their home churches. The resolution also makes clear that no clergy member can be forced to preside over any marriage ceremony.“The meaning of B012 for our church remains to be discovered, and we recognize that the contexts of our dioceses vary, as well. We continue to seek, through the Task Force on Communion across Difference [in A227] and in other ways, more lasting means of walking together within the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, preserving and deepening our communion in Christ,” the Communion Partners’ statement said.The bishops’ level of acceptance of the compromise has varied, with Albany Bishop William Love and Florida Bishop Samuel Howard opposing it at General Convention and even raising concerns it could lead to further schism in the church over homosexuality, according to Religion News Service.Episcopal News Service surveyed post-convention statements from the bishops and sought additional clarification about their stances on B012. Their reactions so far to the question of implementation range from noncommittal to proactive.Diocese of AlbanyLove was one of the most vocal bishops opposing the resolution, speaking for 10 minutes during debate in the House of Bishops on the final amendment to B012. He said passage would put him in the awkward position of violating parts of his ordination vows.“There has been a lot of discussion as we have struggled with this issue over the past several years on whether or not sexual intimacy within that of a same-sex couple was appropriate,” he said July 11. “There are many in this church who have proclaimed that it is and that this is a new thing that the Holy Spirit is revealing and that the Episcopal Church is being prophetic in putting this forward and ultimately the rest of the body of Christ will come to understand that.”Love said he wasn’t convinced, adding, “we have not had an honest look at … what God has said about this issue and how best to help people who find themselves in same-sex relationships.”A spokeswoman told ENS that Love was on a brief vacation and had not issued any additional statement since General Convention ended July 13.Diocese of Central FloridaCentral Florida Bishop Greg Brewer summarized the effect of Resolution B012 for his diocese in a July 13 news story on the diocese’s website.“We can expect to see some changes happen and it really will be up to the bishops in each of those dioceses, including the Diocese of Central Florida, to figure out what that may actually look like because it raises a lot of questions as you can certainly imagine,” Brewer said.The bishop has not issued a statement on the subject since then, though he is scheduled to hold a “General Convention Debrief” from 10 a.m. to noon July 21 at the Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Peter in St. Cloud, Florida.Diocese of DallasDallas Bishop George Sumner supported the resolution, telling The Dallas Morning News that he would abide by the process of reaching out to the bishop of a neighboring diocese when asked to oversee a same-sex marriage ceremony.“I think we’ve come out of this with something that lets everyone stay true to their conscience,” he said. “That’s not bad in America in 2018.”Sumner also released a video statement July 16 saying he was “grateful for some good things that came out of this convention.”“The right of a rector found in the canons to oversee the liturgical life of his or her parish in his or her own building was affirmed,” Sumner said in the video. “New rites cannot be imposed on a priest or on a congregation which does not wish them.”He also said he had sent a letter to clergy about accommodating the same-sex marriage rites.“If a rector and vestry after deliberation decide that they want to use the rites of same-sex marriage, I can no longer hinder them. They will remain, I hasten to add, part of the diocese,” he said while noting the deep theological differences that remain. “We are doing what we can to work them out collegially, so as to maintain our communion as much as we can, so as to honor convictions and conscience.”Diocese of FloridaHoward opposed the compromise B012, though he mentioned the resolution only briefly in a newsletter to the diocese before the final vote.The diocese told ENS that it was working to coordinate a follow-up comment from Howard as soon as possible, but a statement was not available in time for this story.Diocese of North DakotaNorth Dakota Bishop Michael Smith said in 2015 he could not “in good conscience authorize the use of these trial liturgies for the Diocese of North Dakota.” When reached by email on July 17, Smith said he intended to release a statement to the diocese about B012 by the end of this week.Diocese of SpringfieldSpringfield Bishop Daniel Martins supported the compromise resolution, saying during debate that he was “immensely and seriously grateful” for it, though he also expressed concerns that it could alter the bishop’s role as chief liturgical officer of the diocese and will begin to “erode the sacramental relationship between a bishop and a diocese.”Martins followed up July 15 with an extended message to the diocese on the subject, titled “Toward Generous Faithfulness About Marriage.”“This most recent General Convention has constrained the authority of bishops to simply prohibit same-sex marriage within the diocese,” he said. “This is deeply lamentable. It undermines and erodes the ancient and appropriate relationship between a bishop and a diocese as chief pastor, teacher, and liturgical officer.”Martins also said B012 didn’t give “carte blanche” for same-sex marriage. He noted that priests may refuse to preside over marriage ceremonies, and the bishop remains rector of “all unincorporated Eucharistic Communities,” so Martins’ prohibition on same-sex marriage remains in those communities.And he called the process of requesting an outside bishop’s assistance “harsh” and “a source of deep personal sorrow – indeed, heartbreak – for me.”“I profoundly love all our worshiping communities, and it would be a grievous loss to be in an impaired relationship with any of them. Nonetheless, these painful measures are vitally necessary.”Diocese of TennesseeTennessee Bishop John Bauerschmidt told The Tennessean he planned to write a message to the diocese about Resolution B012 this week. He expressed support for the compromise.“The resolution allows access to the liturgies for same-sex marriage in the Diocese of Tennessee while preserving the rights and responsibilities of the parish clergy for the use of their buildings for any liturgy,” Bauerschmidt said. “In other words, there is much to work out. It also preserves the ministry of bishops as chief pastors and teachers in our dioceses.“We will be working out what it means for our diocese with clergy and congregations in the coming days.”Diocese of the Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands Bishop Ambrose Gumbs was absent from the hearing July 5 on B012, according to The Living Church, which spoke with him earlier in Austin and quoted him as warning against adding the trial liturgies to the Book of Common Prayer because parishioners in his diocese “can’t condone this type of behavior.”Gumbs, when reached July 17 by email, told ENS that he would accept the compromise contained in B012 and said he had just communicated the details of the resolution with diocesan clergy.“If a same-sex couple asked to be married at their parish, they cannot prevent the marriage from taking place. While they are not obligated to marry any one, WE must make provision for a priest to perform the ceremony,” Ambrose said. “That is the law, and I have to abide by it, whether I like it or not.”He was not among the bishops who signed the Communion Partners’ statement.Diocese of West TexasWest Texas was among the majority of dioceses that chose to allow same-sex ceremonies, under former Bishop Gary Lillibridge. Bishop David Reed, who took over leadership of the diocese in 2017 after Lillibridge’s retirement, was among the bishops who signed the Communion Partners’ statement on B012, though a diocesan spokeswoman indicated Reed had not changed the policy put into effect under Lillibridge.Reed and West Texas Bishop Suffragan Jennifer Brooke-Davidson issued a joint message to the diocese on July 16 that provided a summary of Resolution B012.“The most significant change is that a bishop’s authority to not allow the use of the same-sex rites in his or her diocese is removed,” the bishops said. “We will be reviewing our diocesan marriage policies this fall to see what, if anything, will need to be changed.”So far, four congregations in the Diocese of West Texas have taken the steps required to hold same-sex marriages in their churches, according to the diocese.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Gale Erwin says: July 17, 2018 at 5:49 pm It would be responsible to mention the Province IX dioceses and the diocese of Haiti in this story, instead of singling out mainland dioceses with a conservative position. Jordan Sakal says: July 22, 2018 at 8:06 pm You are seriously mistaken, Robbie. All evidence indicates homosexuality is not a choice. That is a myth perpetuated by homophobic groups who refuse to follow the science on this issue, and you should refrain from spreading this lie. Also, it is not clear that homosexuality is condemned by Scripture, and it can be interpreted in an affirming way (read God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines). Bill Thompson says: July 21, 2018 at 10:44 am The spirit of this headline is appalling: “bishops who blocked”. For a Church that brags incessantly about a big tent, generous orthodoxy, and yada, yada, yada the leading liberal voices have quickly faded as they speak about dissent and have moved from “we need their voices” to “bishops who blocked”. So begins the liberal enforcement of a new orthodoxy: to shame and stigmatize. What might escape the attention of ENS and others is that there is no consensus in the Church at all about the rightness and scriptural grounding of same gender marriage. The tone of this headline and article sounds familiar remembering the voice of a leading liberal bishop who taunted orthodox African bishops by saying that they can be bought for a chicken dinner. So, in truth, ENS and certain loud progressives are really saying, “We don’t need your voices. You don’t conform.” TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Robbie Johnson says: Donald Caron says: Robbie Johnson says: Jordan Sakal says: David Fleer says: Bill Louis says: Jordan Sakal says: July 17, 2018 at 10:13 pm Sorry – should be “in the same way as do.” July 24, 2018 at 4:03 pm Sounds like a slippery slope fallacy to me. There’s no evidence any of that will happen. July 20, 2018 at 8:08 pm But it is Homophobic-and hate and fear are against every Christiaan teaching I have ever read in the Bible, Prayer Book, Christian History or Theology textbook It has been my privilege to read. Or the Homilies of all Bishops I have heard. Except for the 8 Bishops mentioned in this article. Just Sayin Mr. St. Louis, perhaps you did not hear the fear in the 10-minute whine of the Bishop of Albany. July 22, 2018 at 11:03 pm Robbie, everything about your comment is ridiculous and false. I don’t know where you are getting your information, but it is obviously not from a credible source. Jordan Sakal says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA July 23, 2018 at 11:20 am What are GAFCON churches? Never heard of ’em. Josh Thomas says: John White says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA July 26, 2018 at 6:51 pm Yes, the Holy Spirit had an important role in inspiring the authors of the various books of the Bible (as well as inspiring the Church to recognize and canonize those books as Scripture), but that doesn’t mean that the Scriptures are inerrant in all things. There are many contradictions amongst the various texts in the Bible, as any scholar can point out. I don’t believe that inspiration means the Holy Spirit completely removes the autonomy of the authors. The Scriptures were still shaped by the historical and cultural contexts in which they were written, and we should acknowledge that. Doing so is being more faithful to the texts, not less faithful. July 26, 2018 at 4:38 pm I do believe in The Holy Ghost. I believe the Bible is just a book written by men. The Holy Spirit has a major part in the making of the Bible. The Holy Spirit does not make mistakes, nor is it wrong. Robbie Johnson says: July 26, 2018 at 4:52 pm Actually I meant to write the Bible is not just a book composed (written) by men. Matt Ouellette says: August 10, 2018 at 4:33 pm Do the Parishioners, Priests and Bishop of Springfield et al have an image implanted in their brains that all married LGBT People are unfaithful to their spouses. If so they need to be challenged. Bishop Martins is an equal opportunity offender in that regard. My Marriage is closed and my Husband and I are faithful Spouses, as are most of the Marriages of LGBT People that I know. The contortions they have gone through to block our participation in this Sacramental Rite are truly amazing. Vernon Sheldon-Witter says: Jordan Sakal says: Comments are closed. Jordan Sakal says: Robbie Johnson says: July 24, 2018 at 4:05 pm No, it’s non-affirming churches which kick out those who don’t agree with them (e.g. Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, GAFCON). In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Matt Ouellette says: christopher seitz says: Rector Shreveport, LA Jordan Sakal says: Donald Caron says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 July 31, 2018 at 2:47 pm Would you be so kind as to cite the documentation for your assertions. Submit a Press Release Doug Desper says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Robbie Johnson says: July 24, 2018 at 11:32 am Matt, no one stretched to talk about excommunication. However, listening to incessant societal re-engineering, Biblical relativism, and near-identical Democrat party talking points from leading voices and in weekly sermons has lead enough Episcopalians to just sit it out on Sundays. When the accelerator floored to push through the marriage redefinition one talking point was that we have to “try it out” to see if it is valid. That’s ridiculous. No one believes that once tried that marriage redefinition will be walked back. At some point this Church will have to move away from social engineering and ponder where all of our members have gone. Or, perhaps those at the top kinda like a special sort of member who goes along and doesn’t ask questions – which says a lot about the true value given to all orders of ministry. By 2035 we’ll see the end product. Studying the current rate of death and attrition shows that circa 2035 will see the Episcopal Church collide with history to become about as numerous and relevant as the Shakers once were. Lots of dead Episcopalian’s money will keep the lights on here and there. It’s in the hands of those above and what they will yet learn is the big question. Same-Sex Marriage Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC July 17, 2018 at 11:23 pm There is a saying in a book, I think it’s the Bible, where someone named Jesus, tells people to “take the log out of your own eye first…” Perhaps you have none? Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Jordan Sakal says: Bill Louis says: Robbie Johnson says: July 24, 2018 at 12:42 pm THANK YOU Gale! My sentiments EXACTLY.P.S. I LOVE my friends, ALL of them regardless of their sexual orientation. I LOVE THEM and will do anything for them; because they are my FRIENDS.Let’s keep our eyes on the PRIZE shall we? Robbie Johnson says: Comments (85) July 25, 2018 at 11:23 am Where is the love of Christ in the vitriolic conversation? I’m a 8 decade cradle Episcopalian. I recall days gone by when the same language was poured out over interracial marriage. It required a supreme court decision to allow that relationship just as it has with same sex marriage. Why was it not decided in the hearts of Christians, though love, before a secular court had to remind us of what love and companionship is all about? My wife and I know a number of same sex couples who have marriages with all of the love and mutual support found in heterosex couples. One thing we admire in them as contrasted with out nigh 50 year marriage is that those couples have had to weather external forces that we have not and still they bond together. I am evermore strongly drawn to the simple idea that we, the body of Christ, should stand for love among the body and let God sort it out if any of the manifestation of love are not to His liking. I think He loves more about us than what goes on in our bedrooms. General Convention 2018, Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Jordan Sakal says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ July 23, 2018 at 10:29 am Matt, Beyond the threat of excommunication, don’t forget that those GAFCON churches also support calls for the deaths of LGBTQ+ people. It is not just religiously where we as LGBT+ Christians are threatened but also our lives as well. July 31, 2018 at 3:10 pm Mr. Louis, In recognizing the rights of your fellow Episcopalians to a marriage in their church, I fail to see how your rights have been abrogated. You may choose not to participate. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Smithfield, NC July 25, 2018 at 7:26 pm Letting God “sort it out later” (if you believe what the Bible says about homosexual behavior) could result in eternal separation from God. Robbie Johnson says: Vernon Sheldon-Witter says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR July 25, 2018 at 11:06 am I believe the last Shaker died in the 1980s. I last Episcopalian will probably be buried in the late 2030s or early 2040s. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Robbie Johnson says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA July 17, 2018 at 9:06 pm I’m happy that gay Episcopalians will now have full access to all the sacraments regardless of geographical location. Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

FDOT holding hearing in Apopka this month

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSFlorida Department of Transportation Previous articleOrange County Commissioners “remember the 49”Next articleApopka Burglary Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Improvements to 441 being discussedThe Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Five, invites you to a public hearing regarding the design plans for proposed improvements to State Road (S.R.) 500 (U.S. 441). The project begins west of S.R. 451 and extends to S.R. 429 Connector Road in Orange County, Florida. The proposed improvements consist of the rehabilitation of the asphalt pavement, which includes; shoulder widening, driveway reconstruction within the limits of the proposed shoulder widening, curb and median modifications, drainage improvements, utility coordination, traffic operations improvements, and surveying. The project also includes multimodal enhancements consisting of a bicycle, sidewalk, and transit improvements. This design project is scheduled for completion in early 2018. The proposed improvements are funded for construction in Fiscal Year 2018. The public hearing will be Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the Apopka Community Center located at 519 South Central Avenue in Apopka. The purpose of this public hearing is to present information and receive public input regarding the proposed improvements to S.R. 500 (U.S. 441). It begins with an open house at 5:30 p.m., when participants may review project information and discuss the project with staff. There is a brief presentation at 6:30 p.m., after which participants may provide comments to all present. The hearing ends at 7:30 p.m. Staff members will be available to discuss the project and answer any questions before and after the presentation. Participants may also provide public comments directly to a court reporter at any time during the hearing. Written comments can be submitted at this hearing, by mail to Gene Varano, FDOT Project Manager, 719 South Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, FL 32720 or by e-mail to [email protected] no later than Monday, July 10, 2017. All comments, written and oral, will become part of the project’s public record. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to FDOT compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting Jennifer Smith, FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator, by phone at 386-943-5367, or via e-mail at [email protected] Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Gene Varano at 386-943-5145 or by e-mail at [email protected] at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice). If you would like more information about the project, please contact Gene Varano or visit the project website at Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Apopka historian dies at 88

first_img Nice! Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here April 17, 2017 at 7:17 amcenter_img TAGSHistory of Apopka and Northwest Orange CountyJerrell H. Shofner Previous articleCan Smith continue a legacy that began in 1970?Next articleJacobs: “The State of Orange County is strong, resilient, unified” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ej Please enter your name here 1 COMMENT Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 “…it was a time of optimism, not pessimism; of self-confidence, not doubt; and, above all, of faith in the future. Apopkans and their northwest Orange County neighbors were soon caught up in the spirit of the time. Having struggled with depression, decline, and doubt after the national depression of the 1890’s and the devastating freezes of 1894-1895, they revived their town government, cooperated to form a board of trade, and began a two-fold effort to rebuild their economy: through self-help on the one hand and by advertising the assets of Central Florida and attracting new settlers on the other.”Jerrell H. Shofner from his book History of Apopka and Northwest Orange County, FloridaHe wrote the book on Apopka.Jerrell H. Shofner, the author of History of Apopka and Northwest Orange County, Florida, died Tuesday after a long bout with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 88.Jerrell H. ShofnerShofner was born in Haslet, TX on January 30th, 1929 to Dora May Taylor and Harris Shofner. He came to Florida by way of the United States Air Force. He served in the Air Force from 1946 to 1960. He left to attend Florida State University, where he received his PH.D in history. After receiving his PH.D he taught at the University of Florida and Florida State University. In 1972 he was appointed professor and chair of the history department at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Shofner retired in 1990. He was also a past president of the Florida Historical Society and past editor of the Florida Historical Quarterly.A renowned Florida historian, he authored 16 books. Mayor Buddy Dyer of Orlando proclaimed May 20th, 2016 as “Dr. Jerrell H. Shofner Day.”He is survived by his wife Frances McDermott, four children Michele (Robert) Fudo, Charles Shofner (Pauline), Kellie McDermott Chadwick (Robert), and Kenneth Mark McDermott (Missy); two sisters, Carolyn Trechter and Neilmarie Casey, both of Tampa, FL.Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 pm at Baldwin Fairchild, 501 E. Mitchell Road, Oviedo with visitation beginning at noon. Interment will be at 2:30 pm at Glen Haven Memorial Park, Winter Park.Mr. Shofner’s complete obituary can be read here.last_img read more

I2-house / Masahiko Sato

first_imgI2-house / Masahiko SatoSave this projectSaveI2-house / Masahiko Sato Projects Architects: Masahiko Sato Area Area of this architecture project I2-house / Masahiko Sato photographs:  Ishii NorihisaPhotographs:  Ishii NorihisaSave this picture!© Ishii NorihisaText description provided by the architects. I2-house [court house] locates in crowding resident area in Nagasaki city of Nagasaki prefecture, its floorage is 76.42 m², and two generation lives in it.Save this picture!© Ishii NorihisaTo the east and south of the house, there are streets. In the eastern side, a two-floor house is opposite to it, and in the southern side, a two-floor shop stands in opposite side of the road. The two other sides of the house are adjacent to existed resident houses. Roughly speaking, the environment of construction planning is not promising.Save this picture!© Ishii NorihisaIn this environment, the protection of privacy, bringing nature light and wind inside and using the existing floor area optimally become the theme and concept of the designing. To realize these, four strategies is implemented:-The first one is omitting the fence, which means more space can be used. Meanwhile, for the optimal space using, a 3-floors wooden house is brought into plan.Save this picture!© Ishii Norihisa-Secondly, build a vertical connected light court from the second floor to the ground floor. This realize the assumption of bring nature light and wind inside, and privacy and safety also are ensured.-Thirdly, use light-through and air-through material in the central balcony of second floor to make sure the light and air can reach the ground floor.Save this picture!© Ishii Norihisa-Fourthly, arrange the rooms around light court. The wall near the light court side is brought into the vertical-slit-window designing in order to create better ventilated rooms.Save this picture!© Ishii NorihisaThese designing fulfill those theme and concept we brought up.To create a fashion and simple visual sense from outside, the ground floor and the first floor are painted black and the second floor is white. Besides, the wall of the light court in the ground floor is used white color, which combines with the light coming out through the slit, gives out a feeling of warm and peace to people around.Save this picture!© Ishii NorihisaProject gallerySee allShow lessFebruary ABI Reports “Nominal Increase” in Design ActivityArchitecture NewsFemale Architects Earn 20 Percent Less Than Male Architects in USArchitecture News Share Year:  2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  CopyHouses•Nagasaki, Japan Save this picture!© Ishii Norihisa+ 21 Share Area:  52 m² Area:  52 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Japan 2014 CopyAbout this officeMasahiko SatoOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNagasakiHousesJapanPublished on March 18, 2015Cite: “I2-house / Masahiko Sato” 18 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?I2住宅/ Masahiko Sato是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

E-envoy meets e-fundraisers

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. E-envoy meets e-fundraisers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 June 2001 | News Andrew Pinder, the government’s e-envoy, yesterday addressed a meeting of the charities e-commerce and e-fundraising group in London.Andrew Pinder, the government’s e-envoy, yesterday addressed a meeting of the charities e-commerce and e-fundraising group in London. After explaining his work and responsibilities, he sought responses from the organisations represented.He was clearly convinced that the Internet is an essential took for charities. “In five years’ time”, he said, “it will be inconceivable that a group of charity trustees will say that this Internet business is irrelevant.” Advertisement Apart from contact with the Future Foundation and Horwath Consulting, as a result of their Virtual Promise report in February, the e-envoy admitted that he hadn’t had any contact with the voluntary sector or its representative bodies.He said that he wanted to help. For example, he asked delegates if they wanted the government to put together deals with suppliers for charities. Were there common applications such as online donation processing systems that the government could develop? Did the sector need guidelines, such as for building Web sites? Finally, which sector groups should the e-envoy speak to? Whom should he recognise as representative of the sector?  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

New consumer directory aims to cut donor recruitment costs

first_img Howard Lake | 18 September 2007 | News Media marketing company Targeted Directories is to publish a 8-16 page directory called ‘Donation Choice’ featuring selected charities which will be sent to profiled consumers in November. The company believes that the directory offers a lower cost method of recruiting new donors compared to traditional direct mail campaigns.Andrew Jackson, Chairman of Targeted Directories and former Marketing Director at Norwich Union Direct, is confident that this medium will significantly reduce donor acquisition costs in cold mailings.He said: “We believe that a publication which showcases a number of charities will increase response and give donors a much better choice.” The company claims “we have seen up to five times more response from this method and up to ten times more than door drops!” Advertisement Tagged with: Individual giving  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. The company produces directories in other markets such as holidays, Internet services, and insurance.Jackson added: “We have seen significant improvements in some very tough markets: some clients have seen their cold mailing recruitment costs halve.”It is now planning to test the product in the charity sector. ‘Donation Choice’ will be a A5 8-16 page directory showcasing a number of charities. It will be mailed to consumers with with the greatest propensity for Christmas giving, and the company will be testing at least two data sources for the campaign.The test mailing will be sent in November 2007 to 200,000 targeted consumers. Charity advertisers can sign up to volumes of either 100,000 or 200,000, at £120 and £100 per thousand. New consumer directory aims to cut donor recruitment costslast_img read more

Ethanol Supporters Cheer Introduction of Re-FUEL Act

first_imgHome Energy Ethanol Supporters Cheer Introduction of Re-FUEL Act SHARE Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack has introduced the Renewable Fuel Utilization, Expansion and Leadership – or Re-FUEL – Act. The measure creates a competitive grant program to assist fuel retailers with investments in renewable and alternative fuel and energy sources. Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis says the legislation supports America’s consumers, rural communities and the growing biofuels industry. By supporting renewable fuel infrastructure – Buis says the legislation will help push the nation toward energy independence and give consumers some much needed choice and savings at the pump. He says the bill also emphasizes the importance of investing in and revitalizing rural America. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen also said the Re-FUEL Act will encourage fuel and energy diversity – introducing consumer choice and the pump and delivering cost-saving options to foreign fossil fuels. He says the pace at which the renewable fuel advantages will be available to American drivers is greatly sped up by the fact that the proposed grants can be used for infrastructure. Dinneen adds that the rural emphasis of the Re-FUEL Act will encourage job creation and economic stability. He says Representative Loebsack recognizes that ethanol production has created and supports more than 386-thousand jobs – with very real potential to expand on that success.Dinneen notes demand for alternative fuels like E15 and E85 is rapidly increasing in the Midwest – with great potential for growth as awareness expands to other states. He says there are currently 90 stations in 12 states offering E15.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Previous articleUSDA’s Vilsack to Address 2014 Commodity ClassicNext articleIndiana Soybean Alliance Seeks Nominations for National Checkoff Board Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Feb 12, 2014 SHARE Ethanol Supporters Cheer Introduction of Re-FUEL Act Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Men’s basketball faces Texas for third time this season in NIT semifinal

first_img Previous articleMen’s tennis opens Big 12 play with win over Texas Tech, 5-2Next articleMen’s basketball prepares to overcome Madison Square Garden’s ‘awe-factor’ Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Facebook Garrett Podell TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Garrett Podell Facebook Twitter printTCU center Kevin Samuel (21) blocks a shot against Texas as TCU guard RJ Nembhard (22) readies to corral the loose ball. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoTCU men’s basketball swept their in-state rival this season, but those games won’t factor into Tuesday’s postseason game against a Texas team whose style has shifted since the teams last met.“We’re in a one-game season,” guard Desmond Bane said. “The other two? It was great to beat them and sweep them, but we’ve got to win this game now. We’re just looking at it as another game now and another game we have to win.”Head coach Jamie Dixon said he’s not even mentioning the prior results in his team’s preparation.“We’re not showing any clips of those first two games,” he said. “We’re showing what Texas did against Colorado. The message is it’s not about the last two, it’s about this one coming up.”When TCU won the NIT championship two years ago, they swept both regular season match-ups with Texas. This year’s Horned Frogs have accomplished the same feat as they prepare for their third matchup with the Longhorns this year in the NIT Final Four on Tuesday. However, the program has never defeated Texas in three consecutive games. “It’s tough to beat a team three times in a row, but I’ve said we’re not doing that: We’re playing for one game, and that’s all we’re doing,” Dixon said. “The last two don’t matter. They don’t factor into this. We’re a better team now, and I believe they think they are too.”The last time TCU defeated a team three times in a season was nearly 20 years ago when they topped San Jose State three times in the 1999-2000 season.Dixon has tamed the Longhorns throughout his career. During his coaching tenure at TCU, the Horned Frogs are 5-1 against the Longhorns. Dixon also won seven of eight matchups against Texas as a player at TCU. Including a split of his two games against the Longhorns while at Pittsburgh, he has a 12-3 overall record in games played or coached against Texas.TCU forward Kouat Noi blocks a shot in transition against Texas in January. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto Scott Cross, Troy’s newly-announced head coach, will stay on staff with TCU through the end of their NIT run. He said Texas has changed their style of play since the last two matchups because of an injury to center Jaxson Hayes, the Big 12’s Freshman of the Year.“They’re just relying a bit more on their guards, but they still have guys that were behind Jaxson Hayes that were five-star guys, so they’re still super-talented, playing with a lot of confidence, and their guards are really good, but our guys are up for the challenge,” Cross said.Tip-off against the Longhorns is set for 8 p.m. on Tuesday from Madison Square Garden. Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podell Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee + posts TCU center Kevin Samuel (21) blocks a shot as TCU guard RJ Nembhard (22) readies to corral the loose ball. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Garrett Podell ReddIt Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Linkedin Linkedin Garrett Podell Twitterlast_img read more