Monthly Archives: March 2016

Easter

Happy Easter, everybody! Christ is risen indeed, and it’s time to celebrate. Spring had sprung, then got itself un-sprung, and now seems to be springing again. Every spring when I was young was track season, and I ran track, or … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Throughout the centuries since the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, mankind has struggled to make sense of Jesus, and as is our tendency, we tend to go to extremes in our thinking. The great heresies of Christianity mostly center … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

Every year I get get up here and try to explain Maundy Thursday, but I never even scratch the surface. I don’t necessarily feel bad about that, as Maundy Thursday, the first one that is, produced more to talk about … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

With hearty thanks to Fr. Warren, from whom I took the first part of this sermon. “A new reality came into being in the last, the 20th, century, and they had to invent a word to describe it: totalitarianism. There … Continue reading

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Lent 5

“Fred Craddock tells the story of a missionary family in China who was forced to leave the country sometime after the communists took over. One day a band of soldiers knocked on the door and told this missionary, his wife, … Continue reading

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Lent 4

Diocesan Convention was this weekend, and since I’m here speaking with you, I guess I survived another one. Outside of the drudgery of long business sessions and the interminable cycles of written reports being needlessly recited from the podium, Convention … Continue reading

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