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Life Works Better with Participation

Jun 29, 2017

Most of us are not great athletes or musicians, but we've played enough sports and music to know that most of the time it's more exciting and life-giving to be a participant than a spectator. When I was a young priest in the early '80s, I played...

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For the Love of Children and Young People

Jun 23, 2017

"Let the [young people] come to me," Jesus told his disciples, "and do not hinder them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs." (Luke 18:16)I have thought of that verse often as we have set out to re-shape and re-staff the...

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Making Our Mark

Jun 15, 2017

On the island of Hispanola near the Haitian border, a team of professors and physicians waited in a grass hut by an airstrip for their plane to be prepared for a flight to Miami. As the passengers were boarding, a poor peasant woman approached...

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A Surprising Spirit

Jun 08, 2017

Anticipation of summer brings memories of summers past. Two years ago on the Sunday of Pentecost, a seven-year old had her mother ask me when we would sing, "Wind, Wind" again. She remembered the constant repetition of a few songs at the...

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Living an Inspired Life

Jun 01, 2017

Several years ago a "charismatic" neighbor introduced herself as having been baptized by the Holy Spirit. "That makes two of us," I said. She was excited until she learned I am an Episcopal priest (which immediately cast doubts in her mind about...

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