08 May '15, 9pm

New Post: "Follow Friday: The Women of Why Christian?"

New Post: "Follow Friday: The Women of Why Christian?"

Winnie Varghese is the rector of St. Mark’s in-the-bowery (Episcopal), the oldest site of continues worship in New York and a congregation that has tripled in size since she arrived six years ago. “St. Mark’s is a church that looks like the city,” she says. “Our folks don’t mind if someone who lives in a group home goes traipsing through the service with 25 keys around their neck. People come off the street, they come in from Wall Street wearing blazers, we have artists and writers and teachers.” A graduate of Union Theological Seminary who served as a chaplain at both UCLA and Columbia University, Winnie’s approach to justice and Jesus-following is hands-on, practical, and refreshingly straightforward. “People seem to think that if they can out-argue their Facebook buddy, then it has something to do with a guy sitting on a bench outside of St. Mark’s,” she says. “And it d...

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