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February 20, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Here comes Lent. Again. My usual Lenten discipline is reading either Thomas Keating’s Journey to the Center or Martin L. Smith’s A Season for the Spirit. Both have offered me something new each Lent.

Last year I thought I’d try something new, and focused on the...

February 14, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] I was driving to a church meeting a few weeks ago, when I saw the car coming.  The driver was going the kind of fast that wouldn’t make a cop turn on the sirens but that was still over the speed limit.  And since my car was stopped at a...

February 7, 2012

[Religion News Service] Even though I use Facebook frequently, I doubt my usage pattern will justify a $100 billion valuation for the company or send a new crop of Silicon Valley paper millionaires to Ferrari dealerships.

I never click on sidebar ads, I immediately block all games, and I...

February 5, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Fifty years ago—1962—long before I knew where Nitro, West Virginia, was located, I was a student at Virginia Theological Seminary. Having processed out of the Marine Corp, I had traded my copy of The Uniform Code of Military Justice for a Bible. There would be no more...

February 5, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] There is an undeclared war on women in this country and around the world.

The recent decision by the Susan G. Komen Foundation to essentially end its decades-long partnership with Planned Parenthood brought this struggle, which was played out in the Internet at...

February 1, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] I’m excited to be part of a process in the Diocese of Washington focusing on collaboration, looking at Region 6 in our diocese. Locals call the region southern Maryland – 22 parishes in the old tobacco economy of lower Prince George’s, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties...

January 30, 2012

[The Episcopal New Yorker] This whole sordid subject of fracking — the deep drilling for natural gas with highly pressurized water and dangerous chemicals — and the impact of groundwater pollution have a long history. But in my own life it’s not a long or...

January 29, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] As Christians we practice prayer, we talk about prayer, and (if we’re ordained) we preach about prayer. But this past fall I got the chance to learn about prayer from a different perspective while writing a magazine article about the physical and psychological effects...

January 26, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Last month news accounts were breathlessly reporting that physicists were ready to announce that they’d discovered, at long last, the Higgs Boson – the so-called “God Particle.” The news, when it came out, was much less exciting than the earlier reports seemed to...

January 24, 2012

[Religion News Service] If local newspapers are dying, where will we get the trustworthy news we need to be responsible citizens, neighbors and economic contributors?

It’s a good question. Here’s another.

If slow-moving, complacent old-economy enterprises like Kodak continue to...

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