COVID-19 And The World Community

Column by Rev. Irene Monroe on March, 26 2020

In a responsible response to the coronavirus outbreak, also known as COVID-19, church and worship services across the globe are canceled. Traditional Bible study has gone online. Sermons are watched on Zoom, and old videos of singing church choirs have popped up in my inbox. Our global engagement with one another right now is social distancing while staying connected, revealing our acts of spiritual communion. 

A Wedding that Changed a Community

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on September, 10 2015

The couple stood holding hands before the altar where they would soon take their vows to “love, honor and cherish” each other forever. The congregation was in place ready …

Understanding Ireland’s Vote Approving Same-Sex Marriage

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on August, 6 2015

Her name is Muriel. She is the 86 year-old widow of an Irish farmer living near the city of Kilkenny in the southern part of the Irish Republic. She is …


Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on July, 4 2013

I was surprised at how elated I felt on June 26 when the Supreme Court handed down its two historic decisions affecting gay and lesbian people. The first decision mandated …

The Pope Resigns: A New Opportunity for the Christian World is Born

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on February, 28 2013

The world in general and members of the Roman Catholic Church in particular were shocked at the recent announcement that Pope Benedict XVI was resigning the papal office at …