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What do you hope for?

Last weekend, our parish set up an enormous graffiti-board at a festival called Flowermart  that we knew was going to draw a couple thousand people. (Jim Quigley blogged about the idea here: http://stalbansdc.org/the-daily-cup/from-bones-to-hope/.) What happened was pretty magical: People of all ages … Continue reading

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Vote your life

Last night was a tough evening for me. One of our major political parties pretty much handed the nomination to a racist bigot, many of whose ideas would involve significant injury to groups of people that the Bible commands us … Continue reading

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Singing to the Lord

Last weekend, I went with a group of parishioners to Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, New York. The monastery is home to a community of Episcopalian monks. (This confuses some people, since the one thing everyone remembers from studying … Continue reading

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Identity

Last Sunday, I preached a sermon about our identity. In it, I found myself wondering at how complex we are — each of us an interplay between our biology and our circumstances, our race, ethnicity, experiences, choices, unconscious impulses, relationships. … Continue reading

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Quiddity

Last week, Jim Quigley (who writes this blog on Mondays) came into my office, face lit up like Christmas, and said, “You’ve got to come see the art in the basement!” Now, in his former life, Jim was a painter … 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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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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