Sunday Means Softball. With the Episcopalians.

Friday, March 23rd. The 31st day of Lent. It's a fascinating thing to try and make your way into the culture of a church. For years I watched this from the inside. Because who is...

How can you?

Today is the 7th day of Lent. How can you comprehend another culture when you are UNCONSCIOUS of your own? How can you understand others when you have NEVER tried to understand yourself? How can you know...

Station Thirteen: Jesus dies on the cross

Monday, March 12th. The 20th day of Lent. Station Thirteen: Jesus dies on the cross. Luke 23:44-46 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, while the...

Looking out and looking in

Wednesday, April 4th. The 43rd day of Lent. Two books I commend to you. Einstein, a biography by Walter Isaacson. I loved this book so much that I decided to read it again in a year....

I still care about stuff

Thursday, March 1st. The 9th day of Lent. A day after I wrote that thing about compassion fatigue, a young minister friend contacted me. He is not long out of seminary and serving for the...

Our Verger

Thursday, March 22nd. The 30th day of Lent. The first Sunday I was at Saint Luke's, I paid attention to all the people processing up and down the aisles. Episcopalians are big on procession. The...

A life of service

Today is the fifth day of Lent. The following is an account of a dream I had on Saturday night, March 8th. It was the night before my first sermon in four years. Any comment...

Station Nine: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

Sunday, March 11th. The third Sunday of Lent. Station Nine: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem. Luke 23:27-31 A great number of the people followed him, and among them were women who were beating their breasts...

Hamstring and writing update

Tuesday, April 3rd. The 42nd day of Lent. First the Hamstring. For those who didn't read my previous post, after almost a year of vigorous exercise and dieting, I was feeling pretty good about myself and...

The Gospel According To

Wednesday, February 29th. The 8th day of Lent. I heard Ian Cron read from his memoir last year at Laity Lodge. He described a mystical experience he had on a Saturday morning when he was ten...