Monthly Archives: September 2010

In July 2010, the results of a Pew Survey of over 1,000 Christian households found an interesting result. The survey found those who consistently read their Bible every day have lower mortgage payments, car payments, or unpaid credit cards. The … Continue reading

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Spending time in a church office

A desk drawer filled with odd mementos: gold stars, crosses, buttons, a few coins from 40 years ago. Scraps of correspondence for people long gone Bookcases with musty old books, outdated and unread Copies of old bulletins for service long … Continue reading

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Accentuate the positive & get something done

In January of 2009 I attended a conference on Appreciative Inquiry.  It was to be a way to get additional training for Interim work once I left my tenure as a rector. It turned out to be something far more … Continue reading

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Burning Questions

I have been trying to figure out what Gospel text the Florida pastor is thinking about in his expressed desire to burn the Quran as a faith based protest.  (I suspect he is more in love with publicity and notoriety … Continue reading

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September – So Soon?

What do you mean it is September? Summer just got started!  Or at least that is how it feels.  Winter seems to drag on and on but summer flies by so quickly and we are back at the beginning of … Continue reading

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God past and future

One of the most solemn moments of my ordination in June of 1970 was when the Bishop asked me “Will you be loyal to the doctrine, discipline and worship of the Episcopal Church?” That question was an important one for … Continue reading

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Crazy

My mother had a friend who lived for a while with our landlady just after World War 2. Originally from Greece, Artemulah had lived in Europe and spoke a number of languages fluently. But English was a challenge for her. … Continue reading

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