Of the Dark

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“I said to my Soul, be still and let the dark come upon you which shall be the darkness of God.” T.S. Eliot,¬†Four Quartets In late November, or at this time of the year, the Earth conspires it seems against the vitality of the created order. Plants have gone to seed. Leaves are falling scuttling […] Read more »

Of Doubt

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Just this past week I spoke at a civic public gathering. The topic had to do with the words we use in our practice of the faith, and how those words have come to lose their intended meaning; how, often times words become hollow and wooden from overuse, or even misuse. I talked about the […] Read more »

Of Proximity

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We on the vestry are trying to keep in the forefront of our minds the reality of racism in our culture, racism that resides in our midst, pervasive in our society. We have recognized that it is an issue about which the church must be deeply concerned. I think it is the challenge of our […] Read more »

Of Prayer and Perspective

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Prayer is about perspective. It is a communal practice that gets us in touch with’what is.’ The Eastern religions call it mindfulness. I call it the art of paying attention, and art is a practice. Prayer is not so much about asking favors of God, though we all do that, as it is a means […] Read more »

Of Church and State

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‘Tis the season that the emotions of the American citizenry rise to a fever pitch. It is an election year. Passions of the electorate brim to the surface. We guard our opinions more fervently during this season, sometimes at the expense of others. Our American democratic identity gets extroverted, the good and the bad, our […] Read more »