Category: humor

Fashion for JANE the Baptist

John the Baptist got a quick mention in today’s Gospel reading. Later this afternoon, I spied a related item on cincinnati.com. It seems that there’s a local exhibition: The Art of Hair. The opening...

Top nine list of annoying blog post topics

It’s been a while since I pointed out the error, sin, and folly of my archnemesis. However, when he recently posted a Facebook status update linking to his own blog post about annoying Facebook...

The plain meaning of texts

Not long ago, a reader here on 7WD left a disturbing comment. She wrote, “…this still made me actually laugh out loud. Not the LOL kind, but the real kind.” Get that, she was...

Sh** seminarians say

I have nothing further to add to this Hegelian dialectial discourse. It is awesome. Hat tip to an Austin friend for the link.

Of broken things in the church

Not long ago, a Facebook friend wrote that the General Ordination Exam is “the most idiotic thing” in the Episcopal Church. I disagree. Last year I wrote a blog post in which I asserted...

Um, chairs?

Big news out of the Church of England this week: they have announced a competition to design new chairs for churches. I am not making this up. Stop snickering. This is NOT the time...

Playing games with the Bible

No, I’m not talking about some people who like to play games with the Bible. This is about a video game developer’s effort to create entertainment from the Bible’s narrative. This game is based...

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...

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...