Archive for ‘October, 2012

Of All the Saints

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I have a friend who lives in Atlanta. He grew up in Decatur Alabama, and was my roommate for two years in college. During my years in college I spent a good deal of time with his family since Decatur wasn’t that far from Sewanee. His father was an Opthamologist. He was the son of […] Read more »

Of All Hallows Eve

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My mother took a bad fall last week. She had been at my brother’s house for dinner. He drove her home, and she, after looking a while for her keys (which is a common ritual with her) she got out of the car and headed up the brick walkway. Taylor, my brother, said to me […] Read more »

Of the Appreciative Inquiry

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Many of you know of and many of you participated in the recent self study lead by Jeanne Maes professor in the school of business at the University of South Alabama. In the realm of her expertise is organizational analysis. The process she used and uses for other institutions, businesses and churches and others is termed […] Read more »

God Bless the Child

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The last two Sunday’s that I have preached, the central figure of the Gospel text in Mark has been the child. The image  still stirs me. Unlike in our modern relatively affluent western world in which the child is almost deified, In Mark’s world the child is of no account, having no social status. Many children […] Read more »

Judith Smits Rest in Peace

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This tribute is several months overdue. Judith Smits died in July. She lived the vast majority of her life as a nun in the order of St. Agnes. She began her ministry as a teacher, but found her true vocation as a champion of the cause of social justice. Her ministry took her all over the […] Read more »