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first_img July 12, 2018 at 11:04 am I’ve tried to show you examples of how the read the Scriptures in a way that is affirming of gay relationships in previous comment sections, and I can do it again. Here is Bishop Gunter’s series as an example: book God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines is another good introduction that goes into even more detail than the blog series. You may brush these different approaches to Scripture and Tradition as unconvincing, but there are many other Christians who find them compelling. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL [Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] The House of Bishops made a “technical amendment” before approving a resolution meant to give all Episcopalians the ability to be married by their priests in their home churches.Full ENS coverage of the 79th meeting of General Convention is available here.The House of Deputies, which had overwhelmingly approved a heavily amended version of Resolution B012 on July 9, now must reconsider the resolution and debate the amendment. General Convention resolutions must be adopted by both houses with the same text.The bishops’ amendment does not change B012’s goal of giving full access to two trial-use marriage rites for same-sex and opposite-sex couples approved by the 2015 meeting of General Convention (via Resolution A054). B012 began in response to Resolution A085 from General Convention’s Task Force on the Study of Marriage, which was proposed in part to give a way for Episcopalians to use the rites in eight dioceses of the church’s 101 domestic dioceses in which the diocesan bishop refuses to authorize use of the trial-use marriage rites.Resolution A054-2015 said that clergy could only use the rites under the direction of their bishop. The original version of B012 would have required bishops who would not authorize the rights to allow congregations to receive Delegated Episcopal Pastoral Oversight (DEPO) from another bishop who would provide access to the liturgies.Deputies agreed to a version of B012 that took away the DEPO option and placed the decision-making power for using the rites with rectors or other clergy in charge of congregations. The bishops’ amendment comes in the seventh resolve of the resolution and adds the words “provided that nothing in this resolve narrows the authority of the rector or priest-in-charge (Canon III.9.6(a)).”Chicago Bishop Jeff Lee said the addition was made “simply to make clear as we can that this resolution is not in conflict with the provisions of the ministry canons of the church regarding the authority of rector or priest in charge of congregations. It’s a very, in some ways, technical amendment, but we thought it was important in consultation with the chancellors to add it.”(Canon III.9.6(a) begins on page 93 here.)In the debate that followed, the amendment was left behind as 12 of the 13 bishops who rose to speak supported passage of the resolution. Some were adamant in their support, some were reluctant in their support for sometimes opposing reasons, while Albany Bishop William Love was adamant in his opposition.Western New York Bishop Bill Franklin said he supported the resolution “because it moves us another step away from the situation of separate but equal to which we have often consigned our LGBTQ sisters and brothers.”Rhode Island Bishop Nick Knisely, one of the three bishops who offered the original B012, said even the heavily amended form of the resolution that came from deputies still gives the bishops who will not authorize the use of the rites a way to feel “fully a part of this church.” Moreover, he said, much of the testimony in legislative committee hearings portrayed the resolution as “a way forward. I don’t think this is a permanent way forward, but this buys us time.”New York Assistant Bishop Mary Glasspool speaks to her colleagues in the House of Bishops July 11 during their debate on Resolution B012. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceTime, Knisely said, could allow the church to do what the previous speaker said ought to happen. “I don’t think we have unwrapped the gift of gay and lesbian relationships and really celebrated them,” said New York Assistant Bishop Mary Glasspool. “It’s time not only to support marriage equality, but to honor the gift that many of my brothers and sisters are.” Their partnerships ought to be celebrated “the way we celebrate other partnerships in this church.”Bishop Dan Martins of Springfield, one of the eight bishops who will not authorize the rites, said he would support B012 and was “immensely and seriously grateful” for its compromise. That said, Martins told the house he was “taking my gratitude with a side of Valium because I am deeply concerned” that removing the bishop’s ability to act as the chief liturgical officer and “chief teacher” in the diocese will begin to “erode the sacramental relationship between a bishop and a diocese.”Bishops were limited to two minutes at the microphone. However, Love of Albany spoke for nearly 10 minutes, despite being told that he was exceeding his time. He said the passage of B012 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. “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.“I don’t believe, presiding bishop, that that’s necessarily true.”Love added that the church has listened to people’s personal experiences and to their “feelings, their emotions, but we have not had an honest look at, sir, at what God has said about this issue and how best to help people who find themselves in same-sex relationships.”Idaho Bishop Brian Thom, who served on the Task Force for the Study of Marriage and the committee that reviewed the resolutions, said he supported the resolution with reservations. “The strongest message we received was not about ecclesiology,” he said.“The most pastoral thing that was being asked for and, for me the most valuable, was that folks just wanted to be married at home,” he said, referring to a situation where bishops tell same-sex couples they must go to a different diocese and be married by a priest who is a stranger to them.“I’m convinced by that,” Thom said. “My heart breaks for those folks who have not been able to do that, but now they can, and rectors and bishops have a space.“This is the right move that allows us all to go forward and, while I feel I have thrown with my votes for B012 my LGBT brothers and sisters under the bus, there is now a way forward for them to be married where they want to be married — at home. And all of you who have stood at an altar before a couple like that know how important that is. So, for them, I am going to vote in favor of this.”The resolution passed on a voice vote with a handful of noes.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is the Episcopal News Service’s senior editor and reporter. General Convention 2018, 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 Vernon Sheldon-Witter says: Vernon Sheldon-Witter says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Matt Ouellette says: Matt Ouellette says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ cynthia seddon says: Gerard Snyder says: Comments are closed. July 13, 2018 at 8:37 am I see, we’re “twisting” the Scriptures. Whereas only you righteous, pure conservatives have been reading the Scriptures properly. You couldn’t possibly have interpreted the Scriptures wrong here. After all, the conservative interpretation that the Bible endorsed slavery, subjugation of women, or young Earth creationism were only flukes. Surely this time you got it right. I’m sorry if I come across as snarky here, but I’m tired of conservatives assuming we affirming Christians are reading the Bible in bad faith and not legitimately trying to find the truth. I’ve provided sources that show how you can read the Scriptures and Tradition in an affirming way (I recommend God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines as an introduction). How about trying to engage our arguments instead of assuming we are all a bunch of heretics who hate the Bible or Tradition? Course Director Jerusalem, Israel July 13, 2018 at 3:51 pm That bit of hysterical histrionics aside, you will not be denied burial rites or the sacraments. You know it, I know it, you’re just overreacting to a situation that won’t happen. July 20, 2018 at 6:34 pm And Robbie Johnson. 40 years of Hospital RN Experience in talking to MDs and researchers who will tell you that the tendency toward Sexual Preference is both Genetic and Lifelong-but you I am certain are correct and a cloud of medical research is wrong. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT July 12, 2018 at 8:43 am In response to Dr Hargis, I would say that I don’t believe it to be the intention or objective of any of us, who advocate for the full equality of same-sex relationships within the Anglican Communion, to ‘force’ any cleric to perform a marriage service for anyone! To achieve something of the nature of equality within the Church of Christ by force, would indeed be a Pyrrhic victory. Rather we hope and pray that such a resolution will be one achieved by not only reason and compassion but even moreso through the revelation of the Divine Intent as a deeper understanding of Scripture enlightens the minds and hearts of those yet unconvinced of the place of LGBTQ relationships within God’s ideal and the Church. Thus, my hope is that rather than resorting to exasperation or ill-feeling as I suspect may inspire such responses as that of the OP, we can continue to work together as brothers and sisters in Christ and to share His love with each other and the world.Sincerely,T. W. Scott GoldenChairChanging Attitude Ireland 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Matt Ouellette says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bruce Bogin says: July 12, 2018 at 2:07 pm The part I do not understand is this: if the same God who created heterosexual people with sexual feelings also created homosexual people with sexual feelings, then why do we not treat both kinds the same? It has taken us centuries to understand homosexuality just as it has taken centuries to recognize that women should be treated the same as men and that black people are entitled to all the same rights as white people. Unfortunately, both of these are works in progress and we still have a ways to go. I have read that approximately 7% of people are homosexual. They were born that way. It is not something they chose any more than black people have chosen the color of their skin. Whatever the Bible says or implies on any subject one must keep in mind that one part was written about 3,500 years ago and contains a lot of fairy tales, and the other was written about 2,000 years ago and likewise contains fairy tales. We have learned a great deal since the Bible was written, at least some of us have learned. Regardless of one’s belief or non-belief, why should there be discrimination against any of God’s creatures, whether they be male or female, black or white, gay or straight? As recently as fifty years ago it was illegal for a black person and a white person to marry or cohabit. Inasmuch as homosexual people are created by God and given sexual feelings by God, why should those who are not homosexuals prevent them from marrying, including being married in a church? July 12, 2018 at 7:55 pm So the Bible is full of fairy tales? I believe the scripture writers were inspired by The Holy Spirit. I believe to suggest the Bible is full of fairy tales is putting one in danger of committing the unforgivable sin that Jesus describes as blasphemy. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Jordan Sakal says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Robbie Johnson says: July 12, 2018 at 9:14 pm Or could it be that people are reading into the scripture what they want it to mean,rather than what it says -eisegesis instread of exegesis ? July 12, 2018 at 5:29 pm That is certainly a moving response to my comment, and I do not despise or denigrate my brothers and sisters who are homosexual, I know at one time such actions were illegal, as a point of fact, I ministered in love to homosexuals in the course of my Diaconal ministry. However it does not answer my quandary as to how the Holy Trinity One God, from whom the Holy Spirit is sent, can be at odds with Himself. Does the Father change, does the Son lie .does the Holy Spirit lead us astray, or is God now subject to human wisdom in hermeneutics and exegesis ?. Remembering that according to Scripture the foolishness of God is greater than the wisdom of men, and also that the heart of man is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. In a real sense I am in their shoes for “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God’ July 13, 2018 at 3:45 pm Now that my views are known I expect to be denied the sacraments and Christian burial rites in the Eiscopal Church. July 13, 2018 at 10:26 am Where has any affirming Christian said they oppose heterosexual marriage in the Church, Robbie? All we’ve argued for is that gay couples receive equal access to the sacrament of Marriage that straight couples receive. No one has ever said straight couples should not be married. That’s ridiculous! July 20, 2018 at 6:24 pm Doesn’t it leave it, as I read it in the hands of the Parish Priest? Or am I wrong about that? Bruce Robinson says: Marriage rites resolution heading back to House of Deputies Bishops make small amendment before approving Resolution B012 Associate Rector Columbus, GA July 13, 2018 at 12:12 pm Get over it? Just wait. Given time, all bishops and priests will be forced to officiate same sex weddings! r r Refusal will result in being defrocked! Jordan Sakal says: Rector Albany, NY July 13, 2018 at 10:43 am I understand that the use of the terms “husband” “wife” “man” “woman” have been removed from the wedding liturgy in the Episcopal Church. Basically telling hetrosexual couples go somewhere else to be married. Your marriage is no longer welcome in the Episcopal Church. Only samr sex couples are allowed to be married here! July 12, 2018 at 3:19 pm I know of a number of people were married before divorcing and embracing homosexuality.Onewas a bishop who left wife and children! I do not believe that it is the Holy Spirit leading the church in this way. We may have learned a lot about multicultural marriage, but now we are talking about something much more serious’ Marriage is between a man and a woman, the church should not compel clergy to perform a rite that is against their conscience.. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL General Convention, July 12, 2018 at 3:39 pm further to my previous comment, perhaps someone can help me understand how OneGod in three personas can self contradict. If the Father says that same sex relations are unacceptable to Him, and Jesus says a man should cleave to his women, How can the Holy Spirit , who is one with the Father and the Son, lead in a diametrically opposed direction ? July 13, 2018 at 2:41 pm Oh sweet Christ, Robbie… You actually believe people “choose” to be gay as opposed to being born gay? Would you like to take a look at the biological record of the animal kingdom which shows that homosexual behaviours are found in nearly all animals (including humans)? Would that help convince you or are you so blind to reality and truth that you won’t see truth when it is right in front of your eyes? Matt Ouellette says: July 20, 2018 at 6:42 pm Cynthia Seddon. Liturgy & Music, Rector Martinsville, VA Same-Sex Marriage Rector Smithfield, NC July 12, 2018 at 7:32 pm More like our understanding of what the Scriptures say has changed (as well as our understanding of sexuality in general). It’s no different than us now understanding that the Earth was not made in six days, that women can teach in church, and that slavery is not moral. I recommend the sources I linked to above. Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ T. W. Scott Golden says: Matt Ouellette says: July 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm Show me where Rev. where, in the Gospels, it does not. As I remember Jesus says NADA about this, or am I incorrect in my reading skills. Of course, there is one verse in one of Paul’s Letters that, when translated refers to Prostitution, and a couple in the OT, but you decided to talk about the Gospels, didn’t you. cynthia seddon says: July 13, 2018 at 9:31 am Matt. I am sorry that there seems to be some animus in you reply,to what has been a civilized exchange of views. Please don;t forget that the only ‘righteousness’ any of us has is that which is accorded to us through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ In Christ I am no more righteous than you, or vice versa Matt Ouellette says: Submit a Press Release Robbie Johnson says: July 13, 2018 at 9:56 am I expect the last action this convention will take is to kick out those who believe in hetrosexual marriage. Only same sex marriage will be tolerated and celebrated in the Episcopal Church. July 13, 2018 at 8:18 am The liberals and LGBTQ have been twisting the scriptures to fit their affirmation of the sinful homosexual lifestyle for years! Vernon Sheldon-Witter says: Rector Knoxville, TN By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 11, 2018 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Events Robbie Johnson says: Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest July 13, 2018 at 1:59 pm Homosexual behavior is a choice one makes. People are not born homosexual. Director of Music Morristown, NJ cynthia seddon says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Vernon Sheldon-Witter says: cynthia seddon says: Thomas Golden says: T. W. Scott Golden says: Featured Jobs & Calls July 13, 2018 at 8:34 am It’s thought-provoking that you make such a statement, Robbie, and take this viewpoint. I can see that, obviously, you’re deeply exercised by the subject of the membership of our various Anglican churches. It’d be interesting to know more of the details that lead you to such a conclusion. Sincerely,T. W. Scott GoldenChairChanging Attitude Ireland. Rector Shreveport, LA July 13, 2018 at 1:29 pm Robbie, What fresh load of tosh are you smoking mate? NOWHERE has it been said that heterosexual couples are no longer welcome in the Episcopal Church. The Bishops and Deputies have just created a separate but equal form of marriage rites to be used by those couples who choose not to use the “traditional male/female husband/wife” marriage rites format. That is not saying that heterosexuals are any less valid just because rights are being extended to other people. Why does this matter to you? What is it to you? In a time of impermanence and fly-by-night relationships, LGBT+ folks including myself want the same chance at permanence and happiness that is your option. We don’t want to deny you yours. We don’t want to take anything away from you. We want what you want — a chance to be a little less alone in the world.With so much hate in the world, with so much meaningless division, and people pitted against people for no good reason, this is what your religion tells you to do? With your experience of life and this world and all its sadnesses, this is what your conscience tells you to do?What have I done as a gay man against you? Why can’t I have the same rights as you? Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Rev. Dr. James Hargis says: Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rev. Dr. James Hargis says: Marriage Equality, Robbie Johnson says: July 12, 2018 at 3:41 pm I think I get the gist of what Ms Seddon is trying to say. In response I would ask her to put herself in the shoes of LGBTQ people of the generation about which is talking (very few milennials thankfully, will experience the same unimaginable social pressure to ‘conform’, as did mine or previous ones, and take a heterosexual partner in order to maintain the status quo. Imagine feeling so utterly trapped and corralled into a life that, in the midst of the self-depiction and self-loathing, you capitulated to the expectations of family, church and society by taking the only route you could perceive as leading to some form of fulfilment, even if it was contrary to your true feelings and orientation. This was the reality for millions of us around the globe for centuries. This was a realty imposed by /supported by ‘God fearing’ ‘Christians’. It often led, in recent years of liberation, to divorce (at best) and at worst has led to suicide over a much longer timeframe. The comparatively recent advances in hermeneutics and exegesis has enabled much deeper study into the time and context of the original Scripture texts. Coupled with the ongoing work of the Spirit and Anglican tradition of reason and history, these new insights enable us to have a fuller (though obviously not complete) experience of the design of the Divine for humanity, our walk with Him and the life of the Church. All I would ask Ms Seddon to do, rather than rest is categorical literal certainties, is to open her heart and mind to the possibility that she might be moved by the Spirit to embrace her LGBT brothers and sisters and rejoice when they commit their lives as couples, to each other and God.Sincerely,T. W. Scott GoldenChairChanging Attitude Ireland. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR cynthia seddon says: Tags Robbie Johnson says: Jordan Sakal says: The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group July 12, 2018 at 8:18 am And no one is forcing them to do anything. If a bishop or priest does not wish to provide a marriage to a same-sex couple, then they won’t have to under the current revision. It simply provides access to those who would want to perform a same-sex marriage rite. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem July 13, 2018 at 9:49 am Cynthia, my comment was directed at Robbie, who’s comment accusing affirming Christians like myself of “twisting” Scripture was anything but a civilized response. While I have disagreed with your position, I think for the most part we have been able to exchange our differences of opinions with respect. I just hope we can refrain from accusing each other of things like “twisting” Scripture. It’s obvious we have a disagreement on how to interpret the Scriptures on this issue. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC July 12, 2018 at 10:21 pm I would argue that’s what the non-affirming side is doing. August 4, 2018 at 3:42 pm In ancient Israel, marriage was confined to one man and one or more women. For example, Solomon had 700 wives of royal birth along with 300 concubines. The idea of allowing same-sex couples to marry is a recent development. So one cannot expect gay marriages to be mentioned in the Bible. See: 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA T. W. Scott Golden says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Robbie Johnson says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Resolution B012, Comments (37) Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI July 12, 2018 at 10:22 am Of course we all wish to work together to spread the Good News; however, show me where it says in the Bible that same-sex LGBTQ weddings are part of God’s Good News revealed in Christ. July 20, 2018 at 6:40 pm Sure you don’t and you defy gravity daily huh. House of Bishops, Vernon Sheldon-Witter says: July 20, 2018 at 8:38 pm I think Mr Johnson is being deliberately obstuse and vitriolic in his comments here. He evidences no commitment to debate or discussion, rather persists in engaging in wild, unfounded and inflammatory rhetoric. Thoroughly unworthy of anyone who would profess to seek unity and peace in Christ. Mr Johnson, you know in your heart that what you claim and state is fiction. The repitition of it serves no good purpose, unless of course your motive is to deepen the divide between LGBTQ Christians and Fundamentalist heterosexual Christians? Sincerely,T W Scott Golden. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Matt Ouellette says: July 12, 2018 at 6:04 am This doesn’t matter. No one can force a bishop or priest to do same-sex “marriages.” Get over it. Curate Diocese of Nebraska July 21, 2018 at 8:35 pm As a member of St. Mary’s Church in Springfield Center, NY and in a same sex solemnized marriage from St. Mary of the Harbor Church, Provincetown, MA in 2010 I am delighted that love has conquered hate in recognizing the dignity of all human beings as Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in his majority opinion of SCOTUS. Having submitted voluminous materials from a bible study group organized by Rev. Fred Daley formerly of Utica NY to Bishop Love in 2015(which went unanswered) I find it hard to believe that any ordination vows could be violated since God created all men and women in his image and to prevent healthy development of one’s God given birth rite and talents freely bestowed as such would lead to hypocrisy, self hate and ultimate unhappiness all leading to tragic outcomes as history has shown. Does Bishop Love truly profess to have a back channel to God? This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Robbie Johnson says: Matt Ouellette says: July 12, 2018 at 10:26 pm Surely you don’t think stories like the creation narrative and global flood were literal history, right? There’s all kinds of literary genre in the Bible, including myths and fictional stories meant to convey theological truths, not historical facts. Sure, there are historical narratives in the Bible (e.g. the gospels), but they’re not the only kind of literary genre. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA last_img read more

first_img “COPY” Construction: Starsis “COPY” Architects: studio_GAON Area Area of this architecture project Projects Year:  Houses 2014 CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Seoul, South Korea ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Project Team:Sungpil Lee, Minjung Choi, Sangwoo Yi, Seongwon Won, Hanmoe Lee, Joowon MoonTranslation:Joowon MoonArchitect In Charge:Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo RohCity:SeoulCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Young-chae ParkRecommended ProductsCoffee tablesBoConceptSevilla Coffee table AD28SofasAndreu WorldSiesta Indoor – SofaDining tablesMenuRectangular Dining Table – AndrogyneText description provided by the architects. This building is named ‘Suo-jae(守吾齋)’, which means ‘the house to uphold myself’. The Name ‘Suo-jae’ belongs to a house of Yak-hyun Jeong – whose brother was Dasan Yak-yong Jeong, one of the greatest scholars in late Choseon dynasty- as well as the title of a prose which was written by the scholar. The prose was written when the scholar visited his brother’s house and introspect about his life upon hearing the name. The poem is a masterpiece, making us take a look at ourselves; about the balance between confidence and prudence, and how hard it is to keep uphold ourselvesSave this picture!AxonometricSo I had carved that name on a rock to make a stamp, and it looked great. One day, one of our clients saw the stamp and he asked us to if he could use the name on his house.The copyright of the name didn’t belong to me and it was impossible to ask Yak-yong Jeong, who passed away 200 years ago. Promising to inherit the good will, we decided the name the house ‘Suo-jae’.Save this picture!© Young-chae ParkThe building owner’s name includes the same letter ‘o(吾)’ of ‘Suo-jae’, which means ‘I’. ‘Uphold myself’ has both passive and active meaning; as a passive meaning, not to be influenced by external environment, and as an active meaning, to balance oneself as if walking down the street even with his eyes closed.Save this picture!Second Floor Plan’Suo-jae’, the house that will keep the client safe, is in the heart of ‘Hongdae area’, which is one of the most bustling streets in Seoul. ‘Hongdae area’ points to the neighborhood around Hongik university, famous for the College of Fine Arts. This region went through the most violent change in Seoul. Twenty years ago, there were studios, workrooms, art suppliers, small atmospheric cafes as well as classy houses inside the alley. ‘Artistic’ atmosphere that filled this area, made people feel attracted since the unfamiliarity made them feel as if they were in a foreign country and in a different period.Save this picture!© Young-chae ParkPeople flew in this area to enjoy that atmosphere, but the calm alleys and residential area were soon filled with fast fashion shops, cafes, bars and clubs. The ‘artistic atmosphere’ was replaced by the new ‘Hot Place’ full of dark desire and excitement made by numerous people filling the street all day and night.Meanwhile, this house became the last castaway; bars, clothing stores and restaurants surrounded this house while the neighborhood disappeared.Save this picture!Third Floor PlanThe owner of ‘Suo-jae’ had lived in this house since it was a residential area. He watched the change of this town, but still wanted to stay. The existing house was a kind of mixed-use dwelling built 20 years ago, which replaced a single house. At that time, in 1990s, the density of the town rose to meet the demands of housing. Houses for a single family were torned down, and buildings for three, four or more families were built. Those houses usually were finished in red bricks, and the house was also transformed from a single house to a four-story mixed-use dwelling.Save this picture!© Young-chae ParkSince then, the building became older and older while the owner used the building only for lease. The neighborhood was getting more energetic and joyful, so that the mismatch of the building and neighborhood became apparent. The owner wanted to fix the unpleasant house to return to the town. He was planning to lease the first floor, let his mother live in the second floor, and stay on the third floor and the attic.Save this picture!Fourth Floor PlanThe third floor originally had two rooms; living room, and kitchen, but we removed the walls and made the whole floor to one, since the owner was a single man. And we installed new stairs to connect from the third floor to the attic. We evenly distributed the elements for a single family in 50㎡: a simple kitchen, bathroom, washing machine, ironing board, desk, etc.Save this picture!© Young-chae ParkThe second floor for 80-year-old mother is divided into a bedroom, a small living room and a larger kitchen and bathroom. We also put a small room for a nurse, just in case she becomes ill.Save this picture!© Young-chae ParkThe owner enjoys and accepts the energy of Hongdae area, but he wanted to block the noise and light whenever he wanted. So we put design shutter outside the window, and covered the red bricks with a new white wooden panel box.Save this picture!© Young-chae ParkLastly, we carved the name ‘Suo-jae’ on the entrance and the top of the outer wall. ‘Suo-jae’, the house to keep his life, heart and family safe from the change of the fancy city, was completed.Project gallerySee allShow lessMoorish Wall in Alto Albaicín / Antonio Jiménez TorrecillasSelected ProjectsPani Community Centre / SchilderScholte architectsSelected Projects Sharecenter_img photographs:  Young-chae ParkPhotographs:  Young Chae Park South Korea Suo-jae: The House to Uphold Myself / Studio GAONSave this projectSaveSuo-jae: The House to Uphold Myself / Studio GAON ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  65 m² Area:  65 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Young-chae Park+ 29 Share 2014 ArchDaily Photographs Suo-jae: The House to Uphold Myself / Studio GAON CopyAbout this officestudio_GAONOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentSeoulKoreaRepublic ofHousesRefurbishmentSouth KoreaPublished on February 25, 2015Cite: “Suo-jae: The House to Uphold Myself / Studio GAON” 25 Feb 2015. 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first_img Technology and welfare charity Lasa has published a collection of advice for charity leaders on what they should know about digital technology. ‘Digital: What Every Charity Leader Should Know‘ is a report that features advice from key opinion leaders such as Martha Lane Fox and Beth Kanter on how charity leaders can best exploit digital tools’ potential for income generation, collaboration and engaging with supporters.The report features contributions from charities such as NCVO, UNICEF UK, CLIC Sargent, and Merlin; from US-based nonprofits NTEN and Techsoup Global; the funder Nominet Trust; and charity sector specialists including Rosie Chapman and Rachel Beer. UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake also contributed.Lasa asked participants to summarise their top five insights into the use of digital technology for the sector’s sustainability, using one slide each. Advertisement 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. Tagged with: Digital Management  70 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 October 2012 | News Launching the report, Terry Stokes, Lasa’s CEO, said: “This report brings together insights from some of the sector’s most influential thinkers into how digital can help charity leaders not only weather these exceptionally tough times but seize new opportunities to raise funds, engage stakeholders and collaborate.” Lasa shares what charity leaders need to know about digital communications AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Digital Leaders Report from LasaCharity Debating digitalThe report’s findings will be debated by charity CEOs and other opinion leaders on 6 November at a Lasa event hosted by charity and commercial law firm Bates Well and Braithwaite. The event is one in a series from Lasa, funded by Google.If you have a view on what charity sector leaders should know about digital, Lasa invites you to tweet your comment to @Lasaict using the hashtag read more

first_img to go further April 28, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two daily newspapers suspended for violating ban on coup probe coverage Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News New Cyber Crimes Law restricts free expression and targets online activists News News RSF_en Organisation February 23, 2015 Find out morecenter_img Follow the news on Kuwait KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa September 5, 2014 Find out more KuwaitMiddle East – North Africa Courts uphold newspaper’s closure, increase blogger’s jail term Reporters Without Borders condemns the 20 April decision by the public prosecutor’s office to suspend two newspapers that defied a two-month-old ban on covering an investigation into videotapes that allegedly reveal plans to stage a coup d’état.Two daily newspapers, Al-Watan and Alam Al-Yaoum, have been ordered to suspend operations for two weeks. The public prosecutor claims that the blackout is necessary because news coverage could undermine the investigation.“The prosecutor’s ban on media coverage of this case is a grave violation of freedom of information” said Soazig Dollet, head of the Reporters Without Borders Middle East and North Africa desk. “The absurd and iniquitous suspension of those two news outlets again shows that the authorities are bent on controlling the media and, in this case, suppressing coverage of a sensitive political investigation.”Articles in Al-Watan’s 13 and 14 April issues claimed that former senior officials were involved in the alleged coup conspiracy.In a press release, the information ministry announced that “it had been informed of the public prosecutor’s decision to suspend the two newspapers for two weeks for defying “a prohibition on publishing reports on case 2013/1241 .”Al-Watan publisher Sheikh Khalifa Ali Al-Khalifa told Reuters that “the staff did not understand why they had been punished because they had done “nothing illegal.” He added that “the newspaper would continue to publish on its website because the site came under a “different jurisdiction” and had not been closed”.Several parliamentarians have criticized the suspensions and have called for changes to the media law.Kuwait fell 13 places in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and is now ranked 91st out of 180 countries. News January 21, 2016 Find out more Popular blogger charged with blasphemylast_img read more

first_img Pinterest United Way logo The United Way of Odessa is organizing its annual Day of Caring event for 2018, seeking volunteers to help beautify landscape at the Salvation Army location on 11th Street.The ‘Clean the Green’ event is set for the morning of April 21, on the weekend of Earth Day.The United Way of Odessa is seeking volunteers to gather as a team to clean trash and pull weeds on the site, and is looking for landscapers to help cut tree limbs, edge and mow grass, hedge shrubs, and cut back tree branches.“This is a great help to us,” Salvation Army major Dolores Watts said.“Our landscaping really needs some help. We’re very thankful to the United Way and the volunteers and the different people who are donating different items for this landscaping to be successful,” she added.Cleanup will begin at 8:30 a.m. with plans to conclude by noon. Breakfast will be provided to volunteers by UTPB’s Chartwells, and lunch will be offered by Sonic at the end of the event.Hand tools, trash bags and gloves will be provided for volunteers, via sponsoring Realtor Cindy Beason of Odessa.The organizations are still searching for volunteers with landscaping equipment like mowers and tree trimming devices that they can use, said Summer Menchaca, community outreach coordinator with United Way of Odessa.Watts noted the Salvation Army has to keep up with the landscaping across a large campus at its location, with an administration office building, a shelter building and a food inventory warehouse all on the block. For every dollar the Salvation Army saves by not having to pay a landscaper, it will then be able to pump that back into its charity projects, Watts said.“The work hasn’t even begun but I’m just so thankful that people are interested in helping us just to keep Odessa beautiful,” she said.Volunteers ages seven and up are invited to participate, and will also be eligible to win free entry tickets to Disney Land through the Disney Family Volunteering Reward program.Potential volunteers can learn more at, or contact Menchaca at 432-332-0941 or by emailing [email protected] You Go United Way organizing Earth Day weekend cleanup for Salvation Army Event signup. United Way.Salvation Army. Twitter Pinterest By admin – April 15, 2018 More Information What: United Way of Odessa’s ‘Clean the Green.’Where: Salvation Army, 810 E 11th St.When: 8:30 a.m. April 21.center_img Facebook Previous articleHART: When ‘Deep State’ swamp rats fight — corruption showsNext articleJP candidates gearing up for runoff admin Facebook Local News Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgLatest Stories “I call my hobby ‘Sweet Reflection’ because this sugar art is a reflection of the beautiful times shared in the journey of my life and others.“I bake mostly for family and friends since this really is a hobby. Baking and creating sugar art is my creative outlet and it’s also a way I can lose myself when life gets a little stressful or boring.”When McLendon bakes she almost turns her entire house into a bake shop with flour flying. That’s when her husband, Jerry, heads for cover.“Jerry says the house looks like a cocaine factory and he goes to the other end of the house,” McLendon said, laughing.’McLendon enjoys sharing the secrets of her “Sweet Reflection” with others just as others have shared with herShe demonstrated the art of baking and decorating cookies for the ladies at Female Factor. She gave them tips on how to make icings and on icing techniques – flooding and outlining,  piping and writing in detail and stiff, which will keep its character. She gave the ladies tips on coloring the icings and how to put icing on without the cookie crumbling.The ladies were appreciative of McLendon’s talent and for sharing with them.“That takes real talent,” one lady whispered and all around her said, “Amen!” to that. “So, how much are your cookies a dozen?” Sponsored Content Although McLendon grew up in a military family and has lived all around the United States, she found a settling down place in Pike County. She taught school in the county system for 30 years and then eight years with a state program.McLendon said her love for creating and baking came from her mother who was an excellent cook.“My earliest memory of my baking was in an Easy Bake Oven,” McLendon said, referring to the original Easy Bake toy with a light bulb for “heat.” By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen McLendon teaches cookie decoration at Female Factor By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img CLEANUP CREW: County litter pickup program begins Six work release inmates made worked their way down the side of County Road 4408 Tuesday morning near Brundidge, picking… read more “I was sent to the basement to do my baking and for good reason” McLendon said, laughing. “Growing up, I loved to make cakes and cupcakes look pretty. I enjoyed baking cupcakes and cookies for my children but I became very interested in baking when my daughter became engaged and I decided to make her wedding cake.”The engagement lasted two years so, McLendon, laughingly, said she had ample time to learn more about decorating cakes. She took a class and the rest is history.“Cookie decorating came into the picture years ago when I first saw a cookie bouquet and started playing with cookies. That’s when I was really hooked,” McLendon said, And, that’s when she gave birth to “Sweet Reflection.”McLendon doesn’t consider  “Sweet Reflection”  a business, rather a hobby. You Might Like Published 9:18 pm Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Donna McLendon’s decorated sugar cookies look so good you don’t want to eat them … until you take a bite, then they’re gone.That’s the best way to describe the homemade cookies that McLendon bakes and decorates at her home here in Troy.McLendon was the program guest at the Wednesday meeting of Female Factor at The Studio in downtown Troy. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more