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Write a sermon you’d never hear, and make a buck

Geez Magazine is having a sermon-writing contest. Their contest is not the usual. They want 750 word sermons that you’d never hear in church. I can’t wait to read the winners. So start writing!...

Commemoration of George Herbert

Our God and King, who called your servant George Herbert from the pursuit of worldly honors to be a pastor of souls, a poet, and a priest in your temple: Give us grace, we...

Lent wreaths

My friend Tim Schenck has a bee in his bonnet. Apparently his sabbatical has allowed him some extra jogging time, and he’s noticed something he doesn’t like. I went for a run around my...

Governors attempt to govern

As I wrote a few days ago, Episcopal Life has been the source of much consternation lately. Because I serve on the Board of Governors of Episcopal Life, this is a matter with a...

How lovely is thy dwelling place

The Telegraph, known for being wildly inaccurate on church matters, is now speculating that there’s a plan to sell many of the bishops’ palaces. Just for the sake of discussion, let’s say this story...

Bye-bye Bloglines, greetings NewsGator

If you spend much time reading blogs, you get very well acquainted with your RSS aggregator (“reader”). I used to use Bloglines. I loved Bloglines. It was fast, above all else, and it had...

Fair Trade Fortnight

Today begins the Fairtrade Fortnight. This will require no explanation for my many British readers, who seem to (a) belong to churches that care about Fair Trade and (b) use the word “fortnight.” For...

Sigh. My interwebs are broken. Or clogged.

I read 104 blogs every day, thanks to the miracle of Bloglines. Alas, it seems that Bloglines is not working. Or else all 104 bloggers decided to take the day off, which seems unlikely....

Thought for the week

Each week, I write a little blurb that appears (in slightly different forms) in the parish email newsletter and in our Sunday leaflet. Now that I have a blog, I’ll post them here to,...