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Everybody Just Shut Up

When I was teaching 5th and 6th grade religion class at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School I had a challenge for each of the six sections of 5th graders I saw every week:  two full minutes of silence at the … Continue reading

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Not Far From the Kingdom

I will fully admit that there are a good number of days when I feel like I am not anywhere NEAR being close to the Kingdom of God.  Some days I feel frustrated by my own shortcomings, or the shortcomings … Continue reading

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So You Wanna Be The Man?

In the late 1990’s when I was in seminary the phrase “You’re the man!” was very popular.  One would say “You da man!” when someone figured something out how to do something that no one else could, completed a difficult … Continue reading

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The Church According to Merv Griffin?

The Answer: A world-renown cellist recently interviewed on PBS and creator of  “The Silk Road Project,” an ensemble of musicians from over twenty countries with a new  release called A Playlist Without Borders. In describing the project its creator said, “The … Continue reading

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Rejoice and Stir Up your Pink Candle, Mary

The Collect for the Third Sunday of Advent: “Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver … Continue reading

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A Golden Silence?

Within the context of three small groups at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC we’ve spent the last five weeks (with a few more to go) talking about prayer.  The journey has brought us to a myriad of places, … Continue reading

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Por Su Ausencia

Earlier this week, I was meeting with Lorena Thompson Thompson our Director of Children’s Ministries and she mentioned this expression in Spanish: “Brilla por su ausencia.”  The translation literally is, “shines by your absence,” and it caught my ear and … Continue reading

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