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Unbelievable! (Three)

This series examines what we don’t believe — and why — in order to help us understand what we do believe, and why we believe it. The church does not believe that God is an angry bastard who tortured his … Continue reading

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Unbelievable! (Two)

Monday, I started a series on Things the Church Has Decided Not to Believe. I’m not going to recapitulate the entire introduction here; if you really want to find it, you can look up my post of July 28th. The big idea, … Continue reading

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Unbelievable!

Every few weeks, a scholar of religion named T.M. Luhrmann writes an op ed column in the New York Times. This week, she is examining the line between belief and unbelief, specifically, what she calls the “boggle line” between things we … Continue reading

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The Dream of a Common Language

Last week, I spent some time reading a set of reflections on the faith lives of Millennials. This has, of course, become something of a national sport among those in the “religion sector;” we’re all trying to figure out why … Continue reading

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Just Believe

At the 5:30 pm service of Holy Eucharist at St. Alban’s Parish on Sundays sometimes a sermon gives way to a group reflection.  Tonight, after hearing from scripture about conversion and resurrection  (Paul’s experience on the Road to Damascus and … Continue reading

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Like the FAITH of Thomas

Today in the life of the Church we celebrate the apostle St. Thomas.  I like Thomas.  That’s right, I’ll say it again:  I like Thomas.  Here’s why:  he’s just about the most real and accessible of the apostles (OK, maybe … Continue reading

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How do we Believe and Grieve

“Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day” John 6:54a Three weeks ago I was on the phone with an elderly gentleman from Cincinnati, my home … Continue reading

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