Archive for ‘September, 2012

Of One Blood

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I’ve had the issue of race on my mind more than usual lately. Last week I participated in a panel discussion held at USA following Rob Gray’s and Joe’l Lewis’ remarkable documentary Mobile in Black and White, and then on Sunday we had some sixty people show up at All Saints to view and discuss the documentary as […] Read more »

Of the Church’s Blessing

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Last night the vestry of All Saints concurred unanimously with my decision to offer the rite of blessing the commitments of same sex partners. As you know at the recent General Convention of the Episcopal Church nearly 80% of both the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies (clergy and lay)voted to provide rites […] Read more »

Of Being Episcopalian

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Since this past Sunday after we participated in the “appreciative inquiry” exercise, exploring what All Saints and the Episcopal Church in general means to us, I’ve been thinking a lot about what being an Episcopalian means to me. My family joined the Episcopal Church when I was five years old. My mother was a Presbyterian, my father a […] Read more »

Of Our True Nature

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Last night we watched a marvelous documentary on the life of Eugene Walter, a native Mobilian, best known for his poems and short stories and his novel The Untidy Pilgrim. He was one of those rare souls whom we encounter along the way who refuses to live life conventionally. He was an artist at heart; one […] Read more »