Category: humor

Thanksgiving in Cincinnati

Lately, I’ve filled the proverbial pages of 7WD with extreme churchgeekery. So I thought it was time for something different. Here is documentary footage of a local radio station’s Thanksgiving traditions here in Cincinnati....

How to liven up your Annual Parish Meeting

It’s annual meeting season. Back when I was a rector, I liked them to go smoothly, like well-scripted legislative machines. Now that I merely attend the meetings, I prefer to see some fireworks. So,...

Nemesis news

Long-time readers of 7WD will know two things about this blog. First, I don’t always write about inside-baseball churchgeekery. Second, one of my favorite unholy topics is my archnemesis, Tim Schenck. Plenty of people...

Ordain Thyself with thy iPhone

Who needs a Commission on Ministry any more? That’s right, friends, the smartphone age is ready to sweep aside another archaic practice into the dustbin of ecclesiastical history. The soon-to-be-released app Ordain Thyself will...

Hell hath a vending machine

As we think about the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ this week, I hope we’ll get past Anselmian atonement theory to look at other facets of Christ’s death. Mind you, I’m not —...

Happy St. … Somebody’s Day

Sure, you might be wanting to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day today, to take part in the consumer holiday of choice. Here at 7WD headquarters, we are commemorating St. Cyril and St. Methodius, the saints...

The media empire grows

My archnemesis has called me the “Rupert Murdoch of the Episcopal Church” because of my work at Forward Movement. Until yesterday, my work had been confined to print publications and the interwebs. Now I...

Caption contest

A couple of days ago, I found my way to the Facebook page for St. Matthew’s Church in Auckland, New Zealand. Until now, I didn’t know much about the church, but it looks like...

Forming a Super PAC

If Stephen Colbert can do it, then I can do it. My rationale? I have been called the “Rupert Murdoch of the Episcopal Church.” We media moguls have to take bold steps. It’s pretty...