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The Changing Ways of Devotion and Worship

Recently, I spent a few days in New York City, as a mini-vacation and as a way to step away from my usual mundane life in the middle of Maine to experience a little, as we Mainers would say, “cul-cha.” … Continue reading

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General Synod: The Last Day

The penultimate plenary session ended a bit early.  Yay!  A rare treat. The morning was filled with the last bit of important business, with the last of the resolutions presented and voted on. First up:  Committee 3 On Corporal Punishment … Continue reading

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General Synod, Day 2: Some Good, Some Really Good, and Some Really, Really Bad

It’s Sunday morning, the beginning of Day 3 of General Synod. But, the day hasn’t really started yet, so I’ll focus on Friday night and Saturday. After finishing Friday’s post, early in the evening, I attended the meeting of the … Continue reading

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Dividing Lines

Just before Christmas, the New York Times ran a column by Nick Kristof in which Mr. Kristof asked the question, “Am I a Christian, Pastor Timothy Keller?” The column offered a conversation between Mr. Kristof and the Rev. Timothy Keller, … Continue reading

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A Church Story

Last Sunday, I attended the retirement celebration for the minister with whom I worked when I was a student minister while in divinity school, and then after I graduated, when I became the church’s assistant minister. My friend, and former … Continue reading

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