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A Recent Bestseller…, Proper 4 (A) – 1996

March 17, 1996

[…] by Hannah’s weeping which even the profession of love by her husband could not stop. What kind of a life did Hannah lead? There would have been daily reminders of her failure. Did she love children for their own sakes? Did she spend time with her husband’s children and participate in their nurture, tell […]

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TREC provides meeting report

March 18, 2014

The Taskforce for Re-Imagining the Episcopal Church (TREC) has provided a report to The Episcopal Church following its recent meeting.

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EPPN Lenten Series: Engaging Poverty at Home and Around the World

March 12, 2015

[…] was the chasm between the powerful of apartheid South Africa (whites, in that case) and the vulnerable (non-whites) that even the formal practice of newspaper writing on daily life codified this namelessness.  For example, if reporting on a car accident involving both whites and non-whites, the newspaper account might read: “Mr. and Mrs. Robert […]

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Bible Study: Easter 7 (B) – 2018

May 13, 2018

[…] to give a foretaste of what was to come by briefly demonstrating the range of topics to be addressed in subsequent segments, which constituted the bulk of daily prayers for the Hebrew people. Psalms, like the human condition, are layered, challenging, and best understood when sung! Do we really believe that God can handle […]

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Bishop Nathan Baxter to St. Paul’s Sudanese Congregation in Phoenix: “You are part of God’s Emerging Church in America”

September 19, 2010

[…] contemporary immigrants are yellow, brown and black. Many, while Christian, come from societies which are non-Western, often Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu or indigenous. The customs and culture of daily African life are very non-European or Middle American. The ways of worship and the sounds of music are often exotically different but richly spiritual. The stories […]

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Sodium Chloride, Epiphany 5 (A) – 2011

February 06, 2011

[…] are at a risk of developing high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and even stomach cancer. Those trying to eat healthy quickly learn the need to limit daily salt intake to an amount equal to one teaspoonful, including all that is contained in food itself prior to whatever we pour out of a shaker. […]

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Discernment Is a Word…, Lent 1 (B) – 2009

March 01, 2009

[…] to bridge the false divide between faith and the “real world.” Discernment is not a singular thing, or something we do all at once; it is a daily calling, a daily wrestling, in much the same way that cutting back on caffeine is done one cup of coffee at a time, or building a […]

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Episcopal Church digital invitation kits for Back-2-School and Back to Ministry now available

July 18, 2019

[…] reason that Way of Love is a great fit for celebrations such as Back-2-School and Back to Ministry. These events remind us that following Jesus is a daily practice, rooted in each person’s unique story.” In addition to the back-2-school, ministry fair, and previously-released Easter Digital Invitation Kits, similar resources are planned for the […]

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The Hobart Lecture

September 30, 2008

[…] and explore the connections between what we eat and what kind of body results. It’s the very foundation of our eucharistic theology, which should equally influence our daily fare. The economics of food in this country, and increasingly around the world, depend excessively on petroleum and on corn. Oil subsidizes the production of fertilizer […]

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Lutheran-Episcopal Coordinating Committee issues communiqué

October 24, 2019

[…] the Rev. Margaret Rose and Richard Mammana (TEC) and Kristen Opalinski and Kathryn Johnson (ELCA). Common prayers for the meeting were drawn again from the Episcopal resource, Daily Prayer for All Seasons, and from the new ELCA Hear My Prayer: A Prison Prayer Book produced by an ecumenical writing team headed by LECC member Mitzi […]

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EPPN Lenten Series: Supporting Peace in the Land of the Holy One

March 5, 2014

[…] The frustration is clear. Among both Israeli and Palestinian advocates for peace, there is hope, but optimism is far more elusive. What each side sees in its daily reality is discouraging. Palestinians see the continued challenge of occupation in daily life and the ongoing construction of Israeli settlements and demarcation of de-facto borders that […]

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Ash Wednesday

March 6, 2014

[…] from the stars – the cosmos and all that is in it originates from the same humble stuff.  That stuff – dirt, soil, dust – supplies our daily needs – it roots crops, nourishes fruit, supplies minerals, vitamins, and pharmaceuticals.  It harbors microscopic life that recycles organic matter and eventually returns us to the […]

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Anglican Spirituality

June 1, 1998

[…] spirituality is a fruit of our profoundly incarnational theology, and has to do with what the 18th century priest-mystic, William Law, calls “the process of Christ.” Through daily encounters with the risen One in word and sacrament, and in the events and circumstances that challenge and mold us, we are transformed and conformed to […]

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The challenge of patience

November 6, 2014

[…] I am blessed, and determined to learn to be a better patient and to simply be patient. I will be engaging three specific disciplines this Lenten season; daily physical therapy, daily scripture reading, and slowing down. That last is the most difficult for me. I am good at balance in terms of work vs. […]

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Ash Wednesday

March 12, 2014

[…] from the stars – the cosmos and all that is in it originates from the same humble stuff.  That stuff – dirt, soil, dust – supplies our daily needs – it roots crops, nourishes fruit, supplies minerals, vitamins, and pharmaceuticals.  It harbors microscopic life that recycles organic matter and eventually returns us to the […]

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Bible Study: Advent 4 (C) – 2015

December 20, 2015

[…] If it weren’t for Luke we wouldn’t have Mary’s perspective on the birth of Jesus. We would never have received the Magnificat that we say in our Daily Offices. In this glimpse of the birth narrative we are given a sense of the deep interconnectedness of the women of God. Mary rushes to her […]

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Episcopal Navy chaplain manages logistics in New York City field hospital

April 24, 2020

[…] Thames realized he “didn’t have the bandwidth” to keep up the prayer routines he’d had for so long, like reading Scripture and praying the Anglican rosary. Those daily prayers have become concentrated into one psalm that’s become his mantra for the past month: Psalm 51, which contains the famous verse, “Create in me a clean […]

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A Year in the Life: Sundays with Marilee

May 18, 2021

[…] God–which is that God is Love–now asks me questions about the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer. My mom, who has for many years cultivated a daily meditation practice, is discovering ways of weaving threads of Christianity back into her rich spirituality. My mom–from whom I have lived nearly 3,000 miles apart for […]

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Our Global Family, Last Sunday in Epiphany – 2015

February 15, 2015

[…] to see this connection every moment of every day. The challenge is to feel this connection to our sisters and brothers when we are engaged in our daily life, whether this is buying fair-trade coffee or lobbying for equal opportunities and better living conditions for those who work in factories around the world making […]

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