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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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Skype Slack Teams Loud Empty World

At an online meeting, human cues are missing: the walking-in and the sitting-down, the sitting and the breathing, and the personal clutter (laptop, phone, notebook, pen, pencil, coffee mug, water bottle – some or all). Thumbnail portraits on a screen … Continue reading

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What Working Is Like Right Now

I am sick of You. I’m not talking to You today. Friend, how’s it going? How’s your work? I thought I would talk a little about mine. I’m interested in God, but I don’t make my living thinking about God. … Continue reading

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Serve Others

My cellphone stopped recording during a presentation, and when I discovered it later, I swore and swore and swore. Tension swells up inside me and I want to smash my laptop against the wall; I want to hear it bang … Continue reading

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Lofty and Uplifted, part 3

I go to an online Bible Study. The person teaching it: male, in a clerical collar. The faces zooming back at me: eight women, two men. Another one of Your greatest hits: making us so badly suited to each other. … Continue reading

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How Are You? part 2

My minister asks me a question, if I happen to see him at coffee hour. Oh God. I mean, back when we had coffee hour, because we were meeting at church in the flesh and all. The question is, “How … Continue reading

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Only a Story

Why pay attention to all this religion nonsense? Why struggle to piece together a confusing explanation that raises as many questions as it answers — a violent, death-obsessed story with a preposterous ending. Before we closed because of the contagion, … Continue reading

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