Guest / Limited Access /

Today's Top Five

1. Anglican watch

There's lots going on among Anglican churches today. Here's a summary:

  1. Three U.S. churches appealed to the archbishop of Canterbury for non-U.S. oversight. The dioceses are Pittsburgh, South Carolina, and San Joaquin, California, have joined the diocese of Forth Worth in their request

  2. Two of Virginia's largest churches are leaving their diocese. "Two of Northern Virginia's largest and most historic Episcopal churches—Truro and the Falls Church—informed Virginia Bishop Peter J. Lee yesterday that they plan to leave the diocese and that as many as two dozen other parishes may follow suit," according to The Washington Times. This follows the decision of Christ Church of Plano, Texas, to leave the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas.

  3. Update: Falls Church disputes the Washington Times report. The church says the report "misrepresents where we are as a congregation." The Falls Church has not informed the bishop that they are leaving the Diocese of Virginia and the Episcopal Church.

  4. The Washington Times also reports, "The Rev. Martyn Minns, rector of Truro Episcopal Church in Fairfax, was elected a bishop today by the Anglican province of Nigeria with the mandate to oversee a cluster of expatriate Nigerian parishes in the United States."

  5. A gay priest is one of four candidates for bishop of Newark, N.J.

  6. Nigerian archbishop Peter Akinola doesn't like Rowan Williams's idea of a two-tiered church. Either you're in or you're out, he says.

  7. Archbishop of Sydney Peter Jensen doesn't like it either.

2. Christian school allowed to sue University of California

Calvary Chapel Christian School of Murrieta will be allowed to proceed with its lawsuit against the University of California for admission standards the ...

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe now. Subscribers have full digital access.

Weblog
Launched in 1999, Christianity Today’s Weblog was not just one of the first religion-oriented weblogs, but one of the first published by a media organization. (Hence its rather bland title.) Mostly compiled by then-online editor Ted Olsen, Weblog rounded up religion news and opinion pieces from publications around the world. As Christianity Today’s website grew, it launched other blogs. Olsen took on management responsibilities, and the Weblog feature as such was mothballed. But CT’s efforts to round up important news and opinion from around the web continues, especially on our Gleanings feature.
Ted Olsen
Ted Olsen is Christianity Today's managing editor for news and online journalism. He wrote the magazine's Weblog—a collection of news and opinion articles from mainstream news sources around the world—from 1999 to 2006. In 2004, the magazine launched Weblog in Print, which looks for unexpected connections and trends in articles appearing in the mainstream press. The column was later renamed "Tidings" and ran until 2007.
Previous Weblog Columns:
Support Christian thought journalism. Donate to our nonprofit ministry today.
Read These NextSee Our Latest
Current IssueMy Home Has 'Murder' in Its Name
Subscriber Access Only
My Home Has 'Murder' in Its Name
How Russell Jeung met Jesus among the Southeast Asian gangs of Oakland.
RecommendedUnderstanding the Charismatic Movement
Understanding the Charismatic Movement
Over 300 million people in the world are considered charismatic Christians.
TrendingWhy Do We Have Christmas Trees?
Why Do We Have Christmas Trees?
The history behind evergreens, ornaments, and holiday gift giving.
Editor's PickThe Grace of Church Discipline
The Grace of Church Discipline
We do no one any favors if we ignore or downplay core beliefs.
Christianity Today
Anglicans Get Busy
hide thisAccess The Archives

In the Archives

June 2006

To continue reading, subscribe now for full print and digital access.