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Blessing of Same-Sex Relationships

Blessing of Same-Sex Relationships

[Ed. note: Originally posted February 10, 2015.  Reposted August 9, 2015, to clarify and restate the Advent’s biblical position, and to avoid confusion as much as possible. Dean Pearson will be addressing and further clarifying  several aspects of this subject in the Dean’s Classes after Rally Day.]   At the Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of … Read More

Cranmer House Moves to Homewood

Cranmer House Moves to Homewood

From the August 23, 2015 edition of The Adventurer: A Word from the Dean The rumors are true; Cranmer House is moving. We have enjoyed being a part of Mountain Brook Village and will miss it, but due to an increasing ministry and changing needs, we are moving our annex to 2814 Linden Avenue, Homewood. If you … Read More

Oct 2-4 : Parish Retreat in Mentone

Oct 2-4 : Parish Retreat in Mentone

Deadline for registration is September 15. REGISTER HERE.  Pack your bags and join our first annual Parish Retreat at Alpine Camp in Mentone, AL, October 2-4. There, you will have time to spend with other Advent members playing games, worshipping, swimming, square dancing, eating, hiking, canoeing, watching football, relaxing, and more. All meals will be … Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 8.19.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 8.19.2015

Dean of Washington National Cathedral to Step Down The letter linked above comes on the heels of this article.  I would encourage you to read both. No doubt, cathedral ministry can be hard, especially if you are in an urban area with few or no residential areas nearby.  (Don’t I know it!)  The past few years … Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 8.18.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 8.18.2015

This article sums up the great divide in Christianity, especially in the West.  The key sentences are: By allowing Kelly and Canfield to live as a gay couple for some time and continue to be members of the church, Hillsong has failed to offer them the true gospel. Here is the irony: churches that preach a … Read More

Im Kempinski Hotel in Berlin wird der Askania Award 2014 an Armin Mueller-Stahl und Jella Haase verliehen.
Copyright: DAVIDS/Gregor Fischer, 04.02.2014

Dean’s Bulletin Board 8.06.2015

This is a must read on the response of a long persecuted religious minority to their plight.  Christians in the West can learn a lot from the approach of the Aga Khan and Ismaili muslims. – Andrew http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2015/07/31/aga-khan-ismaili-muslims/26534/… Read More

Meet Our New Director of Mission and Outreach

Meet Our New Director of Mission and Outreach

Advent Outreach is thrilled to welcome Bethany Rushing as our new Director of Mission and Outreach, effective August 14, 2015. Bethany is a 2006 graduate of Samford University with a B.A. in Communication Studies (and a minor in Religion). She comes to us from working most recently as M-POWER Ministries’ first Director of Development. She has also served as … Read More

The Advent Magazine

The Advent Magazine

The Advent Magazine Launch Party: September 9 Please join us Wednesday, September 9, 7:00 p.m. in Clingman Commons as we launch the first issue of Advent’s new annual arts, literary, and theology journal. The celebration will include an interview with cover artist Jill Marlar and readings by some of our contributing authors. Local contributing artists … Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 7.07.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 7.07.2015

This is the website for the National Study on Youth and Religion I referenced in Sunday’s sermon: http://youthandreligion.nd.edu – Andrew… Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 6.30.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 6.30.2015

Archbishop of Canterbury response to US Episcopal Church Resolution on Marriage [Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury today expressed deep concern about the stress for the Anglican Communion following the US Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops’ resolution to change the definition of marriage in the canons so that any reference to marriage as between a man … Read More

New Presiding Bishop Elected

New Presiding Bishop Elected

Two articles of note:   “He can say the creeds without crossing his fingers.” “The choice took only a single ballot in the House of Bishops.”  … Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 6.25.2015

Dean’s Bulletin Board 6.25.2015

Some years ago, Madeleine L’Engle wrote an essay “What May I Expect From My Church?” for the book Churches on the Wrong Road.  The book is a contribution to the debate of where the Church ought to be involved in social issues of the day.  Of course this is an oft-discussed issue today, and this … Read More

We’re on Instagram!

We’re on Instagram!

For all the Instagram users at the Advent, please check out the Advent’s new Instagram account: @CathedralAdvent . Or just click the link way down below in the site map.… Read More