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Giving up my archnemesis for Lent

Some people give up chocolate for Lent, others television, and so on. For me, I’m giving up my archnemesis this year (again). Really, it’s of necessity, since we must work together so closely on...

Let all the earth keep silence…

I’ve been thinking about silence lately. It is a challenge for me and always has been. And yet, whenever I manage to pull off a few moments of actual silence, it is a gift....

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,...

Epiphany proclamation 2013

After lying fallow for months, it’s time for 7WD to come back to life. And what better way to do that than this year’s Epiphany Proclamation. Look for some more blog posts in the...

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...

An Acts 8 moment?

For the last couple of weeks, I have been in much conversation with Susan Snook and Tom Ferguson (known for their blogs, A Good and Joyful Thing and Crusty Old Dean). We have been...