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Living after the world ends

Originally posted on Red Shoes, Funny Shirt:
My rector called me Thursday evening with the news that his mother-in-law had died, and so he couldn’t be in church on Sunday.  Could I preach? Sure.  Theoretically, I could.  I didn’t know what…

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Reflections on [yet another] sermon on the guy who built bigger barns to store his bumper crop and other goodies.

Text: Luke 12: 13-21 (See the end of the post for the full passage.)   John, I did NOT take notes. Didn’t have to. You did a good job and the new mic placement helps a lot. However, reflecting later … Continue reading

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Good Friday Meditation 2016

Luke 23: 32-34 Two others, also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his … Continue reading

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Encounter with the Future Present

I had my first encounter with the ITM (Interpersonal Teller Machine) last week and, while the transaction itself was successful, I left feeling depressed. Here’s why:  I’m talking to a REAL PERSON through an electronic interface! Not a robot, but someone who … Continue reading

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Advent, Again

An Advent meditation on, “The Lord is near; do not worry about anything.” Continue reading

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A Splinter in the Brain, Part 2 – Prayers of the People

Dear Craig, While I think I understand the impulse that inspires St. Stephen’s to pray for all members in the armed services by name I, personally, am uncomfortable with the practice. This is partly because I wouldn’t want my name, … Continue reading

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A Splinter in the Brain

Chris Visminas, Episcopal priest and Church historian, once led a discussion of Liturgy in my home parish. The usual complaint about liturgy is that because it’s the same — or practically the same — week in and week out, one … Continue reading

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