Monthly Archives: June 2013

Missionaries

On Sunday morning 12 missionaries will depart from St. Alban’s.   While we aren’t setting out to convert some far away people to Christianity, we are instead bringing the Good News of the gospel to Tazewell County, Virginia. St. Alban’s … Continue reading

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Ruminants All

As you read this, I will be off on summer vacation, a much-needed rest after a challenging year. I have planned for myself a time and space that will, I think, allow me to reflect, to rest, to get out … Continue reading

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Give Yourself Away

Frequently on my recent rail travel to Vermont, whenever an oncoming train would pass us, I was reminded of a book I had many years ago and which I loaned to someone and never got back. When I finally asked … Continue reading

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There is No There There; So Let it Be

In 1935, after a nearly 45 year absence, Gertrude Stein returned to her childhood home in Oakland, California.  One outcome of Stein’s observations of ‘what once was’ is a sentence, part of which after being published in Everybody’s Autobiography in … Continue reading

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So, why are you here anyway?

Thank you to all who submitted their Top 10 lists for things visitors should know about St. Alban’s.   I’ll post the condensed, compiled, grouped, and sorted list in another post coming up, so stay tuned. The portion of the … Continue reading

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Disturbing Grace

Last Sunday, my colleague Jim Quigley preached a rousing and challenging sermon, using as his text the story of Naboth’s vineyard. The Bible tells us that Ahab, the King of Israel, came to Naboth and tried to purchase the vineyard … Continue reading

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Graduations

This has been a nice couple of days away. Jonnie Sue and I traveled to Montpelier, Vermont, last Friday in order to be at the graduation of one of our granddaughters from the New England Culinary Institute. Jonnie Sue was … Continue reading

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