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These things did not happen in a corner

Today we had a chance to drive up to the top of the Mount of Olives and to look across the Necropolis of Jerusalem to the where the Dome of the Rock stands – where the Temple stood in Jesus’ … Continue reading

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The paradox of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Some of you know that I’m in Jerusalem at the moment on a tour of Israel. Today we had a chance to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher as part of our itinerary. It is my first time in … Continue reading

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Science and Religion. The road show

Great evening speaking to a group of people at Glencoe Union Church last night. The pastor is very active in issues surrounding the interactions between Science and Religion (and in particular with the Templeton Fund). He invited me to give … Continue reading

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2013 Bishop’s address to the Diocese of Rhode Island

In most dioceses in the Episcopal Church, there’s an expectation that the bishop will speak to the Annual Convention to both recap the previous year’s events and to point people toward what is expected in the coming year. Rhode Island … Continue reading

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Epiphany 4C 2013 – Love in the church

Paul's letters to the Church of Corinth show that controversy within the life of a congregation is nothing new. Last week we heard the first part of Paul's diagnosis of the problems in Corinth. This week we hear what he … Continue reading

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Epiphany 1C 2013; Stand still and God will find you

Sometimes when we're feeling lost, the best thing to do is stand still and wait for the searchers to find you. God is always seeking to gather the children of Abraham into the Kingdom. And God is seeking you right … Continue reading

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The Epiphany – breaking the barriers between sacred and secular

As I’m starting to make my way around the Diocese of Rhode Island on my visitations, I’m delighted to find that a number of our churches are already set up to record and share the weekly sermons posted from their … Continue reading

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We may not know what to say, but we know what we must do.

Watch the Helpers In a tragic moment like this, people often turn to the Church to help them make sense of what has happened. But, truth be told, we don’t have an answer for them. We don’t know what to … Continue reading

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The backstory and meta-narrative

If you think of it, the Potter stories keep telling the same story over and over. Orphan child meets wise mentor and struggles against focus of evil. Each book has the same landmarks: start of term, halloween, Quidditch matches, Christmas, climactic battle at end of term. She’s retelling the same story but adding more nuance and information each time. That’s pretty much how the biblical narrative, taken as a whole, functions too isn’t it? Continue reading

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Good Friday post from 2009

Originally posted on Entangled States:
The new light rail service in downtown Phoenix has changed the feeling of the downtown, including the immediate neighborhood around our Cathedral. The streets used to be pretty much deserted of pedestrians with only the…

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