Monthly Archives: January 2015

Septuagesima

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, of course, our biggest and brightest non-official national holiday. Something like 100 million people will watch the Seahawks take on the Patriots; I will be one of them, and since I don’t like either team, you … Continue reading

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Epiphany 3

There’s an old phrase that gets bandied about at seminaries around the world; it’s supposed to be comforting, especially to the new students or to those who seem to fail over and over. You see, going to seminary or preparing … Continue reading

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Epiphany 2

When I graduated from college, I went right to work at Bell Labs; it took me about 10 seconds to realize that I was completely out of my league. Some days I was amazed at what the Bell Labs scientists … Continue reading

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Baptism of Our Lord

These last few weeks, these holy days, are a good time to relax and watch movies, or so I’ve heard, since I work in a church. I tend to resist watching animated movies, but the last time our friends Fr. … Continue reading

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Christmas 2

On Christmas morning I was standing at the altar during the Offertory Hymn, staring at the really stunning stained glass rendering of the Nativity right over the reredos, and it occurred to me that I will never be half the … Continue reading

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