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May 21, 2017

The Real Good News

The Real Good News

Christie and I recently had dinner with dear friends from England who were visiting the States. We’ve known them for 30 year and shared much of our lives together. Yet, during a discussion at dinner I found myself defending my point of view about a certain subject, with a mixture of anger, arrogance and downright […]

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May 14, 2017

My Father’s House

My Father's House

The month of May is the month of commencement speeches. Over the next few weeks, thousands of commencement addresses will be spoken at college and high school graduations all over the country. To most people, commencement just means, “boring,” but these speeches try to mark the “beginning” of life after school. People call this, “life […]

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May 7, 2017

The Fundamental Attribution Error (of Sheep and Gates)

The Fundamental Attribution Error (of Sheep and Gates)

Here’s the Andre Dubus quote referenced.  Here’s the Mischa Willett poem. Here’s the George Saunders piece from the New Yorker.  Here’s the Anne Lamott quote. 

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May 7, 2017

Confirmation Sunday Sermon

Confirmation Sunday Sermon

This was preached by the Bishop Susan Goff in Christ Church Charlottesville, on Confirmation Sunday 2017.

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April 30, 2017

To Infinity and Beyond

To Infinity and Beyond

How many of you remember the movie Toy Story from 1995- with Slinky Dog, Mr. Potato Head, Rex, and Woody? You remember the story– “Led by Sheriff Woody, Andy’s toys live happily in his room until Andy’s birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene.” Buzz Lightyear was brave, courageous, always followed the rules, and went […]

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April 23, 2017

The Wound that Heals Us All

The Wound that Heals Us All

In this morning’s Gospel reading we get introduced to Thomas, who becomes doubting Thomas after missing out on Jesus’ coming back from the dead party with the other disciples. For some reason Thomas was absent from their Sunday meeting where the Risen Jesus visited them, perhaps he was justifiably already beginning to lose faith in […]

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April 16, 2017

A Case of Mistaken Identity

A Case of Mistaken Identity

Welcome to Easter Day! No matter who you are or where you’ve come from, we are so glad you’re here. 10 or so years ago, just after we returned to Christ Church from being away in Birmingham, I greeted a young couple at the back of the church one Easter Sunday morning. They had moved […]

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April 14, 2017

Burning Question

Burning Question

A few years before I went to seminary, I went to a course that promised to answer all questions about Christianity. They said there was nothing that would go unanswered. My question was, “Why did God need to kill Christ to satisfy some sort of debt?” Well, the course that promised answers gave me what […]

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April 9, 2017

The Crucifixion: Class 6

The Crucifixion: Class 6

This class was given as an adult education/confirmation course in the Spring 2017, based on the new book by Fleming Rutledge, The Crucifixion.

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April 9, 2017

He Rides On

He Rides On

Click here to read the work-life balance article DZ references.

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