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Becoming friends.*

It was my privilege to preach this sermon at the 172nd Convention of the Diocese of Florida at Holy Trinity Church in Gainesville, Fl, on Jan. 30, 2015. Micah 6:6-8 Hebrews 12:1-2 Matthew 25:31-40 Psalm 15 O Lord, may only … Continue reading

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“I was sick and you visited me.”

Last night I had a troubling dream. This dream is not about Bishop Heather Cook of Maryland though the tragic, heart-breaking events that resulted quite appropriately in her arrest no doubt got my subconscious riled up. Be forewarned that this … Continue reading

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A letter from jail.

The name on the envelop was unfamiliar, but I recognized the return address from the local jail. The letter was sent to the attention of “Mother Beth” of Church Without Walls and made its way to St. John’s Cathedral. It … Continue reading

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“Nothing bad.”

This week I visited with a friend who has become very interested in our “church without walls.” Her heart for those on the edge – for those who have been lost, forgotten or rejected – is not new. She has … Continue reading

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Icons

Standing behind a thick marigold line waiting our turns to drop identification into a small pass-through drawer, together forming a community as we each hope for a green light to enter the facility to visit a friend or family member. … Continue reading

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A hermeneutic of generosity

Some weeks ago, someone asked me: “Is Jesus really that concerned with the poor?”  This came not from a place of disdain for the poor but more from a place of personal angst.  If we are willing to sit with … Continue reading

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A bit of goat

Pictured here is a photo of my great uncle Newman, taken many years ago at his farm near Santiago, Chile.  Newman developed quite a reputation as a leader in “the goat business.”  He was held in high esteem for developing … Continue reading

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