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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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Slow burn

My Introduction to Economic Darwinism I made the mistake of going to the League of Women Voters meeting yesterday. The speaker was an economics professor from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; her topic was “Virtues and Limits of Free Markets”. … Continue reading

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“A System of Despair”

Earlier this week,  friend used the phrase “system of despair”. I know a little about structural violence, but the idea of structural despair stopped me in my tracks. I’ve been thinking about it in horror (not to say despair) ever … Continue reading

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