Monthly Archives: January 2012

What is your most memorable moment in church?

“What is your most memorable experience in church?” – This is one of my favorite questions to ask newcomers, couples engaged to be married, someone hoping to identify their gifts for ministry or a couple who come in to say … Continue reading

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Buy your ticket; take the ride.

I have always loved roller coasters.  Not the new-fangled loop-de-loops made of the most modern of metals.  They reek of space age engineering and prior planning.  No, I like me the rickety, peeling, wooden ones that seem to be broadcasting, … Continue reading

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Chrysostom, it rhymes with…?

Today in the church calendar we celebrate a giant of homiletics.  He is a man with a simple first name and, to be honest, a “challenging” last name:  John Chrysostom.  He was the Patriarch of Constantinople and was one of … Continue reading

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Improvising a Life

Gerre Hancock, organist, educator, composer and energetic champion of all that is most exciting about music in the Episcopal Church, died this past Saturday.  The news was big enough in the world in which I move that texts and emails … Continue reading

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Prayers to remember; prayers you can create

As an Episcopalian, I have relied upon the beautiful prayers of the Book of Common Prayer, originally crafted by a consultation of English bishops, led by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer in 1549. At the time of Henry VIII, the Roman liturgies … Continue reading

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Milestones

I took a trip this fall to St. Paul, Minnesota.  Driving alone, I paid a great deal of attention to the distance between my current location and my final destination.  I distracted myself with arithmetic games with the mileages: percentage … Continue reading

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“He is worthy! He is worthy!”

The title for today’s Daily Cup comes from the acclamation that the assembly, gathered to elect the new pope in 236 A.D., cried out signifying that Fabian was to be the new bishop of Rome. Fabian was a total stranger to the … Continue reading

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