Archive for ‘October, 2009

Of One Hundred Years

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This Sunday we will celebrate the centennial of All Saints Parish, four to five generations of a people of faith who have gathered Sunday to Sunday at the corner of Government and Ann streets. The people of All Saints have experienced two world wars, economic depression, the invention of weapons of mass destruction, humankind’s venture […] Read more »

Of Days of Heaven

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We are reading Job in the Hebrew Scripture portion of the lectionary right now. We had the option in year B of reading Genesis and Amos and Isaiah, but we chose the enigmatic Book of Job. The Book of Job offers a theological critique, a theological challenge to the dominant Deuteronomistic theology of Hebrew Scripture, […] Read more »

Of a Matter of Life and Death

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About six weeks ago a dear friend of mine who lives in Dothan was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I talked to him this morning. His disease is in an early stage, and his prognosis is less dire than most, but in all likelihood he won’t live past five years. Today was his first day back […] Read more »

Of Rest and Labor

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One of my favorite pieces of music is John Rutter’s Requiem. On September 11, 2001, my first day of seminary, in our liturgical music class, instead of a lecture, we went to the chapel and simply listened to Rutter’s Requiem in homage to the dead killed by terrorists on that day. The last piece of […] Read more »