Monthly Archives: March 2016

Love’s in Need of Love

I started a new book today, Religion for Atheists, by Alain de Botton. Now, I am not an atheist, but I learn more about the God of my understanding from lots of sources and faith traditions, so I figured that … Continue reading

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Feet

One of the strangest bits of ritual in all of Holy Week is the Maundy Thursday foot-washing. Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter, the day we remember the Last Supper, God’s gift to us of the Eucharist, and…the evening … Continue reading

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Art work

We’re getting a new boiler at St. Alban’s. One of the percs of my job is that I get to see some wonderful things happen; some more wonderful than others. Yesterday I happened into the work site and saw all … Continue reading

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Good Friday

The temptation today is to not stand with the women and the disciple that Jesus loved at the foot of the cross.  The temptation is to turn and run, to lock ourselves into the room upstairs out of fear.  There … Continue reading

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Juxtapositions

The Palm Sunday liturgy has always caused me to pause.  It mixes joy and sadness in a way that I find disconcerting. The joy is the easy part.  The beginning of this liturgical service symbolizes the cheering and the happy crowds that … Continue reading

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Glory In a Minor Key

Last weekend, my colleague Jim Quigley texted me a question. He asked me to identify the music in a video he had taken at South by Southwest. Now, those of you who have read his blog for Monday will know … Continue reading

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An Historic Event

I’ve been rejoicing at the news coverage of our President in Cuba and in the beginning of the normalization of relations with the Cuban people. It is probably a bridge too far, even after all these years, for an American … Continue reading

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