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Jeff Was Right: My End of Day Thoughts on the New Media Conference

The New Media Project conference yesterday was a whirlwind of meeting people I’d heard of and hearing people I’ve read online. The task of thinking theologically about social media, about the ways the project case studies (like The Young Clergy … Continue reading

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Waiting For Messiah

After a few year’s of singing Handel’s Messiah each December, nothing sounds like Christmas to me quite as much as the beginning notes of “For Unto Us A Child Is Born.” Even when we sing them at a rehearsal in … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon: Eschatology and Choice

Preached (roughly this text) at St. Paul’s Lansing   A few years ago, there was a short-lived TV series called Eli Stone. It was a typical law firm show, where lawyers fought with each other at their firm but mostly … Continue reading

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Habits and Dreams

I have this memory of writing down a long list of ideas for the blog, and feeling really inspired. You know the times when ideas are just flowing and connections are easier to see? Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls it “flow.” (Watch … Continue reading

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Flattery Isn’t Discipleship… or is it?

From this Sunday’s lectionary: “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” – Ephesians 5:1-2 And then there’s this … Continue reading

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Learning The Ropes

The folks at the New Media Project at Union Seminary are working hard to get us to think about digital and social media, the Church, our churches and theology. What? Actually think about theology in church? Glorious. Seriously. Go read … Continue reading

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Praise Worship Baptism

I have a scattered mind this week, as I’m preparing for different events in different congregations. The nice thing about being scatter-brained is the open space that allows random thoughts to take hold. Procrastination at its finest, folks! So, I … Continue reading

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All I’m Gonna Say About That

The Episcopal Church just completed the triennial General Convention. It’s the legislative body for our whole church: they meet for eight days, and go through hundreds of pages of resolutions. There are exciting moments, dull moments, tense moments. There is … Continue reading

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Daydream Believer

Our current “car cd” (Bliss gets to get cd’s from the library for the car) is Welcome Table from Dan Zanes and friends. The title track was recorded at Dan Zanes house, around his dinner table, with his daughter and … Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: Be Still

Our church, in the summer, has children’s chapel time during the readings and sermons, and this was my week to lead the storytime. Stories are told using Godly Play* and Worship Center stories, which I’m having fun getting used to. … Continue reading

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