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Good Friday: venerating the cross

This seems like a good time to remember that Jesus did not invent the cross. That cruel intersection of brutality and labour came from no divine inspiration, but rather from the same spirit that haunted prisons like Abu Ghraib. It … Continue reading

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The fourth last word

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Life shines in the dark lens of your countenance. When you hide your face, all die, and return to the earth. Was it dust or grief, guilt or love that made … Continue reading

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Running away

A ghost is following me … Continue reading

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Small world 

… Those moments when the world telescopes down, folds up like a map that will not go back the same way, creases turning inside out and sideways. Like that one time in an dim alcove of Notre Dame: “Of all … Continue reading

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Year C Lent 1: reading and meditating on God’s holy Word

So it is Lent; but because we are not Puritans but Episcopalians, we can still have a little fun. Today, I have brought a new game to get us in the mood to consider this morning’s gospel. It is called, … Continue reading

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Can I say “fiery cat farts” in an Advent meditation?

This was originally published by the RevGalBlogPals in their weekly email. (No cats were harmed in the making of this Advent meditation.) I adjusted my Advent prayer rituals after acquiring a third cat. Animals are supposed to have a natural fear … Continue reading

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Christ the King: preaching the parable of the kingdoms

My kingdom, says Jesus, is not from this world. We pray, constantly, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, because the kingdom of Christ is not from this world, but this world needs it, badly. If my kingdom … Continue reading

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Dear Governor Kasich

Governor John Kasich Riffe Center, 30th Floor 77 South High Street Columbus, OH 43215-6117 November 18, 2015 Dear Governor Kasich, I write to you as a priest and not a politician; I write to you as a citizen of the … Continue reading

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Joan

She will not lay down ’til besetting rage, undone, stoops to kiss the dead.

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On a Wednesday

On Wednesdays, I think about my mother. Arise, shine, for your light has come, the daily morning prayer declares, on a Wednesday. I hear my mother calling, “Rise and shine!” Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory … Continue reading

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