Monthly Archives: November 2013

Advent I

  One of my favorite movies of my youth is Back to the Future. Everyone knows the plot: “a teenager is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and … Continue reading

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Christ the King

This past week, on the 19th, was the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln delivering his address at Gettysburg. My father, who graduated from Gettysburg College (not long after Lincoln was there haha) had the good fortune of being out there … Continue reading

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Pentecost +26

  “I think it was Mark Twain who once observed that the Bible is far too brutal a book to read to children. And in truth, despite the longstanding practice of having devotions at the dinner table and reading the … Continue reading

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Pentecost +25

Christopher Hitchens, that British-American contrarian, was famous for many things, including his avowed atheism, but I enjoyed reading his shorter stuff, in which he was usually taking on the sacred cows of the late 20th century. Hitchens’ most famous quote … Continue reading

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All Saints

A year ago this Sunday, the only appropriate thing to talk about was the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The reading today from the Revelation to John struck a chord when we read that the angel “cried with a loud voice … Continue reading

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