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Sep 01

The Mountaintop Experience

One thing we don’t much of in Indiana is mountains. When I came to Culver for my interview at the Academies, I remarked how very flat things were. I mean we had plenty of cows and fields of beans in Tennessee, but the hills were rolling and those fields of beans did not seem so …

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Sep 01

Take Heart

I have preached before on what I have considered to be encounters with angels. You may remember my stories about the nun who always seemed to be praying with me as I read the Daily Office at St. Rose of Lima in Murfreesboro, TN. You are more likely to remember the DNR officer when we …

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Feb 03

I’ll Be Happy

  Finish this sentence for me. I am not going to call on anyone or have you turn to your neighbor or anything. “I’ll be happy when….” There are as many endings for this sentence as there are people I think. All of us have different goals and needs. Some people want to retire or …

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Feb 03

Get Ready

  Happy New Year! Today is the first day of the church year, and so we are in Year A with the Eucharistic Lectionary and Year 1 with the Daily Office Lectionary. The honest truth is that almost no one really savors the season of Advent. We are supposed to be fasting and preparing ourselves …

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