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Posts from January 2020

Posts from January 2020

Naming the (Im)Possible

Last week, I offered a post about the importance of naming the future God is inviting us to inhabit through the practice of naming the possibilities into which we wish to live. In that post, I talked about the ways that we name the very possibilities that are important to us and how naming those possibilities in community when something is at stake is part of what leads us down new roads and into the uncharted territory of innovation. The…

Hearing What the Spirit says to the Churches…

One of the things that is great about the advent of computer technology is that it can have a drastic impact on doing Biblical research. For example, if you wanted to search for a word throughout scripture to see how many times it appears, the context in which it appears, and how the use of the word changes over time, you can now purchase Bible software that allows you to do just that! In the days of yesteryear, you would…

Remembering Baptism

Last Sunday, the feast of The Baptism of our Lord, is one of the primary days for baptism to occur in the life of the church. In addition to that feast day, the Book of Common Prayer tells us, “Holy Baptism is especially appropriate at the Easter Vigil, on the Day of Pentecost, on All Saints’ Day or the Sunday after All Saints’ Day.” (BCP, 321) The prayer book goes on to say that baptism should be reserved for these…

Being Epiphany

On the evening of January 5, we gathered to celebrate our titular feast day. We gathered to celebrate The Epiphany that is recounted in scripture, and we gathered to celebrate the final scene that is almost always associated with the Christmas creche, although it likely was sometime after the birth of Christ that the magi appeared to see the Christ child. We gathered to celebrate the fact that these strangers from a far away land make a journey to Bethlehem…