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Today Is Rogation Sunday…, Easter 6 (C) – 2007

May 13, 2007

[…] to be certain you knew just where those boundaries were and who was inside them. Bookstores abound with resources for setting and keeping healthy boundaries. These books tell us when […]

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Lenten Series: Week 5 Sacred Space for Debate

March 20, 2018

[…] the way, that we may know you in the scriptures, in the breaking of bread, and in the hearts of all whom we meet. Amen. (Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book, Forward Movement)

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God’s Story, Our Story, Proper 19 (B) – 2015

September 13, 2015

On October 1, 1996 a book called The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks made its debut. Almost ten years later, on June 25, 2004, the movie adaptation came out with the story coming […]

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Easter Moves Around…, Easter Day (C) – 2007

April 08, 2007

[…] between March twenty-second and April twenty-fifth. There is, in fact, an entire section of the Book of Common Prayer devoted to finding the date of Easter Sunday in any given year. Read it […]

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It Is a Wonder…, Proper 16 (C) – 2010

August 22, 2010

[…] Sabbath prohibition of work can be found in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5. In her book, Mudhouse Sabbath, Lauren Winner, an Orthodox Jewish convert to Christianity, mentions that: “Over time, […]

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Bible Study: Lent 2 (B) – 2012

March 4, 2012

[…] sake of the gospel, will save it. When reflecting on this lesson, I recall a book I read several years ago concerning a young priest, Father Jim. Father Jim was […]

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Satisfaction, Proper 20 (A) – 2023

September 24, 2023

[…] That is exactly what our scriptures are about today. We have a passage from the Book of Exodus in which the Israelites are so unhappy and ungrateful that they actually […]

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Redefining “hybridization”

February 22, 2022

[…] by Omicron, for me “hybrid church” has come to mean “twice the work church.”   A book that’s helped me is called “The Gene: An Intimate History,” by Siddhartha Mukherjee.  Reading […]

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Green and Growing, Proper 5 (C) – 2016

June 05, 2016

[…] are actions, through our words, and through our very being. The Practice of Prensence, is a book about Brother Lawrence, a Carmelite monk who lived in the 17th century. People are fascinated, […]

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There Are Two Senses…, Proper 17 (C) – 2007

September 02, 2007

[…] Sometimes I wonder if this sin is the more common of the two. In his book Disordered Loves: Healing the Seven Deadly Sins, William S. Stafford offers us this case […]

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We Encounter Two Voices, Advent 2 (B) – 2008

December 07, 2008

[…] scripture – as part of a pattern of daily reading. The daily offices of The Book of Common Prayer were designed centuries ago with daily reading of scripture in the context of worship […]

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The Paradox of Judas, Wednesday in Holy Week – 2020

April 08, 2020

[…] different theological meaning when translated “on the night he was handed over.” In the 1979 Book of Common Prayer alone, we find a variety of translations. Whether we read the traditional translation in […]

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Sermon at installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop

November 2, 2015

[…] couple of color at an Episcopal Church service of Holy Communion according to the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. When the time came for communion the woman, who was confirmed, went up to […]

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Praying Compline with Your Children

November 6, 2014

[…] to be said right before bedtime. You can find Compline on page 127 in the Book of Common Prayer. The word comes from the Latincompletorium, signifying the end of a complete day. There […]

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