Category Archives: Episcopalians, Anglicanism

Why I Didn’t, Don’t, Didn’t Like the Bible

Here is a dull sentence. Its purpose is to ensure that this post does not begin with a cheesy hook. Why would you immerse yourself in stories about a nomadic Middle Eastern culture that morphed through various political alliances before … Continue reading

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Father Florio

I dreamed that Father Florio came back for a visit. I was standing in front of the pulpit looking out at a crowd of excited people clustered in the pews when suddenly there he was, making his way down the … Continue reading

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Children’s Service

More stories, that’s what’s needed, because everything that motivated this blog was shot to smithereens by the COVID shut-down, and I can’t write about the things I intended to. I thought I would be commuting and very naturally writing about … Continue reading

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Called to, part 5

One of the brothers of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, an Episcopal order, had a dream at the time of the first vows, or maybe life profession, of another man. He wrote about his dream in Cowley, the … Continue reading

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Called to, part 3

If, in your bones, you believe in God — always have because it’s wired into you, always will for the same reason — then you’re in relationship with God, whether you want to be or not. If you and God … Continue reading

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Called to, part 1

I spent a week with the sisters at what they called a live-in. That used to be a popular style of naming: back in the day we had sit-ins, teach-ins, live-ins, and even die-ins. I spent the entire week at … Continue reading

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Walking on the Sea, part 4

I’ve given Matthew 14:22-33 my best shot! Here’s a round-up of sermons, where you can hear what actual preachers have to say. Sermons are food. These are from all of the Episcopal and ELCA Lutheran churches on the towns along … Continue reading

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Um, What Should I Call You?

tl;dr: If you have trouble knowing how to address a member of the clergy, “Reverend” will do in a pinch. Also, Episcopalians have status issues. You know how design is information? What do the visual aspects of the following two … Continue reading

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Reopening Church; Old Guys

Imagine: No singing. No Eucharist. No shaking of hands. No hugging. No sharing a BCP or leaflet with a neighbor. No leaning toward each other in coffee hour chat. No sitting together for adult education. No hanging out in the … Continue reading

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COVID-19, Mental Health, the Churches, and God

Friends, I first published a version of this article on April 17. I checked the original recently, and some aspects of the websites I mention have changed. This update should be useful a bit longer than my original post. Maybe … Continue reading

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