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We have a lot to thank Ireland for, including Patrick and Patrick’s Lorica, the Breastplate. Who needs green beer when they can have a daily dose of poetry, prayer and statement of faith, all in one shot…(Read More)

Psalm 88


I’m glad we have Psalm 88. I’m glad we read it out loud in public. There are times and conditions that we experience as unmitigated sadness. There are circumstances that are hopeless…(Read More)

God so loved the world


The heart of the matter is that all is gift–abundant mercy poured out in the gift of this particular Son, given in a world where sin and violence abound…(Read More)

When to Limit our Freedom


Wednesday, March 14, 2012 — — Week of 3 Lent Readings for the Daily Office (Book of Common Prayer, p. 955) Psalms 119:97-120 (morning) // 81, 82 (evening) Genesis 45:16-28 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 6:13-29 [Go to for an online version of the…(Read More)

Hope in Tragedy


I’ve known people who have lost relationships, jobs and dreams only to find that their loss became the means for an experience of freedom that opened a door to unimagined new possibilities…(Read More)

There’s something about that conviction that gives us a radical freedom. A freedom to be generous to those with whom we disagree. A freedom to be wrong and not obsess about it…(Read More)

Hey, isn’t that our cup?


If I went to someone’s wedding or funeral that included a Eucharist, I marched right up and helped myself, when most people not from that particular faith tradition hugged their pews. I didn’t want a thing to do with church–but I still craved the Sacraments. I found ways to get myself fed…(Read More)

A letter to Paul


Dear Paul, I would normally start a letter with pleasantries like “How are you? Hope all is well with you.” I’ve read your letters and notice you have a formula for greeting those to whom you write, but it’s as alien to me as mine would be to you so we’ll dispense…(Read More)

In the Zone


I remember a period of about three weeks one summer when I got into the zone playing tennis…(Read More)

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