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Date Posted: February 24, 2020

The Transfiguration: A Mirror of the Soul

And Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain by themselves.   From the outset, the story grips us, and we know something significant is going on.  If we’re paying attention, our hearts immediately make the link with another pivotal sacred...

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Date Posted: January 13, 2020

I am, You are, He and She is, They are, We are Beloved

When Lisa and I moved to Georgia from Arkansas for graduate school, we didn’t know anyone. We joined Central Presbyterian Church downtown, and we began preparing for Lisa’s own baptism. I am her godfather!   On the day of Lisa’s baptism, we sat down front and I noticed a large banner...

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Date Posted: January 7, 2020

The Feast of the Epiphany

When Archimedes discovered a way to determine the purity of gold by applying the principle of specific gravity, he allegedly exclaimed “Eureka!”, the perfect tense of the Greek verb heuriskein, meaning to find. That is, to his amazement, he had found the solution to his problem. Ever since then, the...

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Date Posted: December 2, 2019

Open Your Eyes, People! Open Your Eyes!

Each time I watch the film Steel Magnolias, I fast-forward from the time Shelby falls down in the kitchen to when they are arriving at the cemetery for her funeral.  (If the person next to you doesn’t seem to understand this reference, have mercy on them and invite them to...

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Date Posted: November 25, 2019

Christ the King

A very long time ago when I took my first Lamaze class, the doula asked each of us to picture an image, something comforting that we could conjure in our minds when labor became “uncomfortable”. Theoretically, conjuring that image would comfort me, allowing birth to happen naturally, as if I...

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Date Posted: November 18, 2019

The Grace of Wrecked Things

The Summer after my first year of undergrad, I returned to my parents’ house and got a job working at the paper mill with my father. I rotated through the same shiftwork schedule my father had worked for three decades at that point. It was not always pleasant, but I...

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Date Posted: August 20, 2019

Oh, Merciful Sword

This is another one of those Sundays when it is not easy to be a preacher, pastor, or priest.  I keep reminding myself—and I would remind you—that we do not choose our texts on Sundays in The Episcopal Church.  As I consider that these texts were assigned, in rotation, for...

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Date Posted: August 14, 2019

Whose Things Will They Be?

I got to spend last week with some colleagues in Dayton – sadly in the news this morning for a deadly mass shooting last night blocks from where we were working on one relatively small book in the Bible, Hosea. We told it to each other. We picked it apart...

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Date Posted: July 23, 2019

Tigers Above and Tigers Below

“Tigers” a poem by Eliza Griswold What are we now but voiceswho promise each other a lifeneither one can delivernot for lack of wantingbut wanting won’t make it soWe cling to a vineat the cliff’s edge.There are tigers aboveand below. Let us loveone another and let go.” Once, there were...

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Date Posted: July 9, 2019

Sending Out The Seventy

One goes on pilgrimage expecting life changing moments. Through a controlled series of “adverse” circumstances, each person is challenged to adjust to radical time changes that affect sleep patterns, not always knowing whether the sun is up or down, eating at different times of the day and from different cuisines,...

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