About the title

King of glory, King of peace,
I will love thee;
and that love may never cease,
I will move thee.
Thou hast granted my request,
thou hast heard me;
thou didst note my working breast,
thou hast spared me.

Wherefore with my utmost art
I will sing thee,
and the cream of all my heart
I will bring thee.
Though my sins against me cried,
thou didst clear me;
and alone, when they replied,
thou didst hear me.

Seven whole days, not one in seven,
I will praise thee;
in my heart, though not in heaven,
I can raise thee.
Small it is, in this poor sort
to enroll thee:
e’en eternity’s too short
to extol thee.
George Herbert, 1633

This has long been a favorite hymn text of mine. Despite what American graduates of The General Seminary might believe, the text existed long before it was set to a hymn tune called General Seminary, and non-General grads can enjoy this hymn.

Why did I choose this name for a blog? I think it captures our purpose as Christians — to praise God without ceasing. The Christian life is not an exercise for Sundays, it is rather something in which we seek to immerse ourselves at all times, and in all places. So, yes, this blog deals with praising God and trying to follow Jesus Christ, seven days a week, not just on Sundays.

About the blogger

Scott GunnI’m Scott Gunn, an Episcopal priest and certified technophile. In my ministry, I serve as the Executive Director of Forward Movement in Cincinnati, OH. Our historic mission is “to reinvigorate the life of the church” which is something I’m always glad to go on about. I am a Deputy to General Convention, serving on behalf of the Diocese of Southern Ohio. In 2012 and 2009, I served in this capacity from the Diocese of Rhode Island. I’m also on the board of the Anglican Theological Review.

Prior to ordination, I worked in technology spheres, including the The Atlantic Monthly & Fast Company, the MIT Media Lab, and Education Development Center. If asked, I’ll tell you about my high-flying and quickly-crashing experience at a dot-com.

Oh, yes, the final obligatory bits. I’m married, and we have one dog in our household. You can follow our dog, George, on Twitter (@georgetdog). Yes, he’s named after George Herbert. I enjoy music, reading, photography, and travel. (I actually enjoy arriving; I could do without crowded airplanes.)

You can find me on Twitter, InstagramLinkedInFacebook, or flickr. If you want to send email, write to 7wd {at} swingspan dot c o m.

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