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. Why did I choose the title of my blog from the opening words of the third verse? 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.
About the blogger
I’m Scott Gunn, an Episcopal priest. In my ministry, I serve as the Executive Director of Forward Movement in Cincinnati, OH. Our mission is to inspire disciples and empower evangelists, which is something I’m always glad to go on about. You can buy books I’ve written. 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, and I’m the treasurer of the Protestant Church-owned Publishers Association. When I’m not on the road preaching or speaking, I spend Sundays at Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, where I’m an honorary canon. (Canon Gunn is an excellent example of the hilarity of ecclesiastical titles.)
Not only am I a church geek, but I am a bona fide technology geek. 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.
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