Monthly Archives: June 2017

An open letter to the NRA, after *that* recruitment video

You do not have to arm yourselves against me. I am honestly bewildered as to why you are afraid of me, a middle-aged, moderate-radical priest, mother, and cat-lover. Continue reading

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Jesus’ health insurance policy

He tried ignoring her. Then, she was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted. Continue reading

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The Sparrow

For the sparrows that feature in this week’s gospel reading. This poem was first published by the Collegeville Institute’s Bearings. Coincidentally, today I fly to Collegeville. I Sparrow is packing heat. He has taken up residence atop a propane burner … Continue reading

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A louder peace

“As you enter the house, greet it. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.” (Matthew 10:12-13) This is Jesus, instructing his apostles, sending them … Continue reading

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The Nicene Creed for hymn singing

As promised on Sunday, here is a metrical (8787) version of The Nicene Creed, closely adapted from the translation included in the Book of Common Prayer. We believe in God Almighty, Father of Creation, who made all things in earth … Continue reading

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Songs of praise to the Trinity

Our ancient creeds, our struggles to articulate what it means to say that God is God lead always, if they are faithful, back to worship: wonder, love, and praise that God, our God, should be so gracious as to bless us with God’s very being. Continue reading

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Holding fast to an ordinary peace

Whenever we visit the in-laws in the British midlands, my husband’s extended family gathers in a local Indian restaurant for a curry. On one such evening a couple of years ago, the service was, uncharacteristically, rubbish. We were beginning to … Continue reading

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