Phyllis Strupp

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September 11, 2012

Phyllis Strupp [Episcopal News Service] My deceased father, a D-day veteran, was a lifelong Roman Catholic who went to church every Sunday. He was not in the habit of discussing spiritual matters, but that changed during the church’...

July 31, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] In the wake of the 77th General Convention, journalists from two esteemed pillars of the press (The Wall Street Journal on the right and The New York Times on the left) have leveled some harsh criticisms of the...

June 29, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] A 22-year old artist recently shared with me her views on making the world a better place. “Men can’t get pregnant, and that’s just not fair,” she mused. “Maybe there’s an alien...

May 11, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Why was she doing that—up, down, back and forth—right in front of me? Once she had my full attention, she showed me her secret: she lowered herself down into a petite nest that the wind was throwing...

April 19, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Six years ago, our district’s state representative granted my request for a meeting. Waiting in his office, I noticed that the walls were covered with pictures of smiling people receiving awards, celebrating...

March 29, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] On Palm Sunday, congregations around the world will relive the Passion of Christ, according to the Gospel of Mark. From the distance of two thousand years, it is easy to feel contempt for the malevolent religious...

February 21, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] On the eve of the Super Bowl, a luncheon speaker reflected on his 50-year career, which included positions as a head college football coach and leader of the National Football Foundation and Football Hall of Fame....

January 11, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] At a recent conference of training professionals, a speaker on social networking asked the audience how many were on Twitter. Few hands went up, a surprising response since the average age of participants was well...

December 13, 2011

[Episcopal News Service] A bank recently foreclosed on yet another house in our neighborhood. The family of four had struggled to hang on financially for years, to no avail. One day they came home, and the locks had been changed. The wife...

November 29, 2011

Recently, a Saturday night at the theatre began in an unusual manner. Before the curtain rose, the artistic director of the established theatre company took center stage, revealing that unless they received $70,000 by the end of November,...

October 28, 2011

Growing up in southern New Jersey during the 1960s, autumn was a time of crisp weather, spiced wafers, apple cider, pumpkins, the smell of burning leaves -- and the annual Halloween parade at my elementary school. When the big day came, we...

September 21, 2011

Recently we returned from a trip to the United Kingdom, including a five-day visit to the island of Iona in western Scotland, a mecca of Celtic Christianity. At first glance, it was difficult to square our expectations with the modest...

August 15, 2011

In the 2004 remake of the movie "Flight of the Phoenix," passengers survive a plane crash in the remote Gobi Desert, with minimal provisions. They argue about whether to walk for help or stay put awaiting a rescue. When a scuffle breaks...

July 21, 2011

In August 2006, Scotland Yard reportedly seized 11,000 pages of handwritten notes listing nearly 4,000 individuals whose phones may have been hacked by "The News of the World," a now-defunct British tabloid newspaper. But instead...

June 16, 2011

In the play "Freud's Last Session," an imaginary meeting between the terminally ill Sigmund Freud and a young, vigorous C.S. Lewis occurs just before Freud's suicide in September 1939. At one point in the play, these two intellectual...

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