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June 13, 2012

 

The lections for this Evensong were 2 Corinthians 5:14-21; Matthew 28:16-20.

 

I was at the international gathering of L’Arche last week in Atlanta.  There were L’Arche members from...

May 27, 2012

 

My youngest brother is a braumeister, who opened a new pub Friday night in California.  It’s in an old West mining and logging town that was founded around 1850.  The inhabitants have been buzzing...

May 20, 2012

 

The lections for this sermon were 1 Kings 8:22-23,27b-30; Psalm 84; 1 Corinthians 3:1-11,16-17; Matthew 21:10-14.

Human beings have always had a great yearning to connect with holy places. ...

April 13, 2012

 

Who are we, and who is here?  I would invite you to reflect for a moment and remember what God has been saying to you for a very long time:  you are my beloved, and in you I am well pleased. 

That is our primary identity –...

April 29, 2012

 

There was a fascinating news piece this week about urban chickens[1].  For years, Portland (Oregon) has limited back yard flocks to 3 chickens.  The DC metro area still bans...

April 28, 2012

 

A hundred years!  Happy birthday, Girl Scouts!  I became a Girl Scout more than 50 years ago, and what I remember of those early years has made a big difference in my life, as I hope it has for you.  Learning to identify birds, or how...

April 17, 2012

 

The theme of this clergy conference was "Future Church." The lections appointed for this day were Tuesday in the Second Week of Easter.

One of the things that the Global South seems...

April 14, 2012

 

I’ve been to Korea twice, most recently a few weeks ago.  The first visit included a border procession somewhat like what we’re going to do later today.  Anglicans from around the world, who had gathered to study peace-making, went into...

April 13, 2012

 

 

When you were a kid, could you have imagined your mother saying, “come on over here and sit – I heard you whining”?  My grandfather’s favorite line was, “we’re going to have words, and you’re not going to get to use any of...

October 3, 2011

 

A PASTORAL LETTER ON ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE

On the holy mountain stands the city he has founded;
The Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.
Of Zion it shall be said, “Everyone was born...

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