Category: parish

Purity Solutions

No, this title is not some kind of reference to Dr. Strangelove. It is rather the name of a company which makes equally comical and profoundly insidious products. What are these products? Well, my...

The evolution of airports

I’m taking a little break here from all-Anglican-intrigue-all-the-time. Frankly, it’s a bit wearying. So if you want to know more about the latest eyebrow twitch of the Archbishop of Canterbury, move along to the...

Any dogs at your church?

A parishioner at the parish I serve forwarded a link to an article titled, “Any dogs at your church?” She knows that I have two dogs and that I love it when she brings...

Bowling with two hands?

I was intrigued recently when I read an article about bowling in the WSJ with this subhead: “Jason Belmonte May Revolutionize the Sport If His Back Doesn’t Give Out First.” What is Jason’s trick?...

Thoughts for Ash Wednesday

This is what I wrote for our parish email newsletter, which appeared this morning at about 7 a.m. (If you want to subscribe, just visit our website. There’s a “subscribe” box at the bottom...

Warm greeting dilemma

Every Sunday, I stand outside the church to greet churchgoers before and after the service. People marvel at this in the winter, but my good English wool cloak and my Canterbury cap are actually...