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A Hymn Diversion

This list of "100 Hymns Everyone Should Learn"  is not my own list of great hymns. For one thing, it doesn't include St. Patrick's...

 
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The Wreck and Rise of Whitson Mariner

The Wreck and Rise of Whitson Mariner by S. D. Smith (Story Warren Books, 2018) My place beside you, my blood for...

 
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On Deep Fryers and Small Families

We had a deep fryer once, long ago, and I found the whole process messy and rather more of a pain than it was worth. However, having...

 
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I Have No Hobbies

Not long ago, I was eating lunch with a woman whom I had just met, and she asked me the oddest question: What are your hobbies? The...

 
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Now That's a Funeral

I did not take the time to watch President Bush's funeral today, but now that I've seen the bulletin , I almost wish I had. I don't...

 
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Our New Rector

We are excited to welcome our new rector, Father Trey Garland, to the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. Already the experience...

 
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The Hands that First Held Mary's Child, and Tchaikovsky's...

We're singing this lovely anthem for our Christmas Lessons & Carols service. The Hands that First Held Mary's Child...

 
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Secularism in Europe and America

Is it better to be hated, or ignored? To be thought evil, or irrelevant? It's a common saying that hate is not the opposite of...

 
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The Masterline Series of Studies on George MacDonald

The Masterline Series of studies on George MacDonald, edited by Michael Phillips ( Sunrise Books, 1989) Volume...

 
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Two Quotations about Extremism

Having recently read C. S. Lewis' The Pilgrim's Regress , I found a couple of quotations about extremism that I'm saving here. I...

 
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Music and Worship

We found this at an exhibit on medieval music at the Veste Oberhaus museum in Passau, Germany:  A worship service without...

 
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C. S. Lewis: A Biography

C. S. Lewis: A Biography  by Roger Lancelyn Green and Walter Hooper (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974) I'm already...

 
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Responding to Those Who Stir Up Trouble

Words of wisdom for our time from George MacDonald (from The Hope of the Gospel : "God's Family"). One thing is plain—that we...

 
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100 Years Ago

One hundred years ago today, on November 11, 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the armistice was signed that...

 
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C. S. Lewis: Images of His World

C. S. Lewis: Images of His World  by Douglas Gilbert and Clyde S. Kilby (Eerdmans, 1973) This book of photos—places,...

 
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The Day After

Some of my friends predicted a Blue Wave. Some of my friends predicted a Red Wave. Instead, I awoke this morning to a sea of purple....

 
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C. S. Lewis Kindle Alert

The Kindle edition of all three of C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy books in a single volume is currently $1.99, a 91% price...

 
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Voting

Today being the REAL Election Day, I voted. I can't say it was the pleasant experience it usually is. Oh, the poll workers were as...

 
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The Secular American Sacrament

I was taught to view voting as a civic duty, and have always believed that. I still do. It's almost a civil sacrament, the "outward and...

 
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What Time Did You Wake Up This Morning?

What's this "set your clocks back" warning I heard all over the media yesterday? What's a clock? I wonder how archaic this...

 
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Doves Without Serpents

Pardon me while I briefly indulge my Inner Cynic. Strangers cross your borders unbidden.   They are miserable, hungry, and lack...

 
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Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading

Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books  by Maureen Corrigan (Vintage Books/Random House, 2005)...

 
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Fact or Opinion?

Quiz: How well can you tell factual from opinion statements? This isn't one of those silly Facebook quizzes, like the one that...

 
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Elizabeth Warren—Give Her a Break!

I don't need to agree with Elizabeth Warren to recognize that she doesn't deserve all the grief she's getting for celebrating her Native...

 
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On This Day, Life Changed

Unlike most of my friends, I did not grow up fantasizing about getting married and having children. My fantasies were more inspired by...

 
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