Washington bishop, National Cathedral dean apologize for ‘mistake’ of letting Max Lucado preach Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET By David PaulsenPosted Feb 10, 2021 Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Same-Sex Marriage Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Knoxville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Human Sexuality, Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector Columbus, GA 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service LGBTQ, Washington National Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith speaks during the opening of the cathedral’s Feb. 7 livestreamed worship service.[Episcopal News Service] Washington Bishop Mariann Budde and Washington National Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith issued parallel apologies late Feb. 10 for allowing popular evangelical pastor Max Lucado to preach during the cathedral’s Sunday service, despite facing outrage in advance over Lucado’s past statements against homosexuality and same-sex marriage.Budde and Hollerith both spoke of the pain the decision had caused many members of the LGBTQ community. Budde, in her statement, quoted with permission from a dozen of the people who wrote to her in protest. Hollerith said people had reached out to him as well, and he acknowledged he had erred in not listening to their calls to rescind the invitation to Lucado.“In my straight privilege I failed to see and fully understand the pain he has caused,” Hollerith said. “I failed to appreciate the depth of injury his words have had on many in the LGBTQ community. I failed to see the pain I was continuing. I was wrong and I am sorry.”Lucado is a bestselling author of self-help books and the pastor of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. His 22-minute prerecorded video sermon for the cathedral’s Feb. 7 livestreamed service included no reference to sexuality or same-sex marriage. Outrage over allowing Lucado to preach began late last week over a 2004 article, in which he called homosexuality a “sexual sin” and outlined his belief that God does not condone same-sex marriage, comparing it to legalizing polygamy, bestiality and incest.ENS reached out several times to Lucado and his church, seeking comment on whether he still holds those views. Church staff members said he was unavailable. (Editor’s note: Lucado later apologized for his comments in a Feb. 11 letter to the cathedral.)The outrage over the cathedral’s decisions continued to simmer this week, despite retired Bishop Gene Robinson’s prominent defense of the cathedral. Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in The Episcopal Church when he was consecrated in 2003 in New Hampshire, agreed to a request by Hollerith to come to the cathedral on Feb. 7 and preside at the online service that featured Lucado.Like Hollerith, Budde said she should have heeded the appeals of those who were questioning the cathedral’s decision to invite Lucado as its latest guest preacher.“In the days since, I have heard from those who were not only wounded by things Max Lucado has said and taught, but equally wounded by the decision to welcome him into the Cathedral’s pulpit,” Budde said. “I didn’t realize how deep those wounds were and how unsafe the world can feel. I should have known better. More than apology, we seek to make amends.”Budde and Hollerith both announced they are organizing a listening session to provide additional opportunities for people to share their thoughts and experiences with clergy leaders. That session is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 21.Read Washington Bishop Mariann Budde’s full statement here.Read Washington National Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith’s full statement here.
Greensky Bluegrass was at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Saturday night for a mid-weekend roots rock blowout with the third stop on their ongoing 2019 winter tour with support act Circles Around The Sun. The popular jamgrass band provided their New York fans with a mix of covers and new originals over the span of two headlining sets and an encore, which included live versions of Pink Floyd, Paul Simon, and The Allman Bros. Band classics.The first set of the night began with a rendition of “Demons” from their 2014 If Sorrows Swim LP, followed by the recently-debuted “What You Need”. The latter is one of the new songs set to appear on their forthcoming studio album, All For The Money. The set continued with a psychedelic three-song transition, starting with the more down-to-earth “Wings for Wheels” before tearing into one of their popular covers of Pink Floyd’s “Time” > “Breathe” Reprise. They then turned to “Kerosene”, the third track off of If Sorrows Swim included in the opening set, followed by another new song titled, “Ashes”. The band then returned to the If Sorrows Swim songbook one more time to play “Leap Year”, before closing part one of the show with one of their other anthemic new singles, “Do It Alone”.The second half of the show started with the five-piece introducing New Yorkeers to “All For The Money“, the title track for their soon-to-be-released album. They continued with a pair of tunes from Shouted, Written Down & Quoted with “Past My Prime” and “More of Me”, followed by a cover of Paul Simon‘s “Gumboots”. “Steam Powered Aeroplane” was played next, followed by another new song, “Murder of Crows”, and a pair of older tunes, “I’d Probably Kill You” and “Don’t Lie” from 2011’s Handguns. The band made sure to make their one song encore a memorable one, sending their New York fans home with a cover of The Allman Brothers Band‘s “Midnight Rider”, a nod to the legendary venue that hosted ABB 238 times, including their last show ever.Fans who couldn’t make it to Greensky’s show can tune into the video below to enjoy their tasteful rendition of the ABB classic ballad.Greensky Bluegrass – “Midnight Rider” (Allman Bros. Band cover) – 1/12/2019[Video: wklitz1]Greensky Bluegrass – 1/12/19 – Full Show Audio[Audio: TaperJeff]The tour will continue later this week, with their next scheduled performance at the Madison Theater in Covington, Kentucky on Wednesday (January 16th). Fans across the country will have all of January and the first week into February to catch the band on their winter tour before they begin their presumable spring and summer concert runs, which will include stops at High Sierra and Telluride Bluegrass Festivals. Fans can click here for tickets to the band’s upcoming shows.Setlist: Greensky Bluegrass | Beacon Theatre | New York, NY | 1/12/2019Set 1: Demons, What You Need, Wings for Wheels > Time (Pink Floyd cover) > Breathe Reprise (Pink Floyd cover), Kerosene, Ashes, Leap Year, Do It AloneSet 2: All For The Money, Past My Prime, More of Me, Gumboots (Paul Simon cover), Steam Powered Aeroplane, Murder of Crows, I’d Probably Kill You, Don’t LieEncore: Midnight Rider (Allman Bros. Band cover)