Author: Scott Gunn

Lost in communication

Context is enormously important as we communicate. I’ve written a bit about this for Vestry Papers. To receive a message correctly, you have to read the situation. Don’t get mad at someone for being...

When simple is best

Simple is often best. Of course, that’s easier said than done. One of my tech colleagues at MIT used to keep a quote on his office white board: “Nothing is simple by accident.” We...

On the goodness of hymnals

In many ways, I am a progressive. But when it comes to the liturgy of the church, I am a bit old school. I like hymnals. You know, actual books. Until now, I didn’t...

A place for questions and faith

Chris Yaw asked me to write a few words for a Facebook group (3,000 members and growing!) called “People Who Are Rather Fond of the Episcopal Church“. If you are on Facebook, go join...

Royal frenzy comes to 7WD

Here is my contribution to the frenzy about tomorrow’s Royal Wedding. Since I’ve been to the Queen’s back yard at Buck House, I consider Her Majesty to be an acquaintance, even though we never...

Easter morning

Easter Morning, by He Qi. To see lots of interesting images of Easter, check out this collection at the Bible Paintings.

Article XXXVII: Of the civil magistrates

This post is part of a Lenten series on the 39 Articles. Article XXXVII: Of the civil magistrates The Queen’s Majesty hath the chief power in this realm of England and other her dominions,...

Ubi caritas et amor

Where charity and love are found, God is truly there. This setting is stunning. Enjoy. For some other settings, enjoy music from Taize, a setting by Ola Gjelio, Paul Halley’s jazz version, or Morten...