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Walking In Love

September 19, 2019

Walking in love. It’s what pilgrims did to get to holy sites in ancient times, and the first pilgrimage site in England was the town that is now called St. Alban’s. When Constantine legalized Christianity in 313, the site of the martyrdom of St. Alban was already a pilgrimage destination, and because of this, the…

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Community of Hope

August 29, 2019

“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” (Hebrew 13:16) As Christians we are called to service in the world though sharing what we have.  We often think about this in monetary terms, but we are also called upon to share our time.  Throughout this Summer…

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The Middle Way

August 21, 2019

In 1517, the world changed. Martin Luther, a monk and preacher at a small chapel in Germany, nailed 95 proposals to a door. Those proposals for change to the church of the time were printed and reprinted and sold around Europe. To read them now is to understand the leap from the medieval world of…

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Back To School

August 15, 2019

Dear Ones,  School started this week, or last week for most people. My children are mostly happy with that, though one going off to college is still off for another few days. And all of us are excited about the increase of traffic. As you can imagine, I mostly loved school, all those new books…

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Made in the Image of God

August 8, 2019

Prologue. I wrote this piece for the Bishop’s ePistle as a guest author last week before three more mass shootings wracked our nation. It seems more relevant and more difficult as I reread it for this week. But it is no less true.  We are called to live as Christ’s emissaries, fellow children of our…

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Stewardship 2019

January 15, 2019

Dear Friends and Family of Christ Church of the Ascension, As these cool nights and sunny days promise, fall has arrived, and we are reminded to be grateful – we have survived another summer in the desert. Fall has come in with rain. In these waning days of the long growing season of Pentecost, the…

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