Monthly Archives: April 2005

Puzzle

Between 1:30 and 3:15 this afternoon, a series of different web surfers came to this site after Goodle-searching for the phrase “luminous poison,” the trick murder implement in the 1950 film noir classic D.O.A. I alluded to this plot device … Continue reading

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Things To Come

Several things will happen within the next eighteen months or so. (So far, I’m on safe ground.) One seems increasingly likely: the Episcopal Church USA will find a polite and careful way of declining to accede to the Windsor Report. … Continue reading

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Nature Stories

I woke this morning to the strangely thrilling news that the ivory-billed woodpecker may not be extinct. I’ve been aware of ivory-bills from my childhood; I have a vague memory (Mom can check me on this) that the family copy … Continue reading

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As Advertised

Some random thoughts: First, I thought the clerical attire answer would be the less volatile of the two ecclesiastical entries I was contemplating. Little did I anticipate the attention it would draw. Second, Tom Coates is pumping out buckets of … Continue reading

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Harmonic Convergence, Eh?

So, friend Chris Locke from Blogaria turns up quoting from an article by Margaret’s friend and Duke professor Amy Laura Hall in his latest Chief Blogging Officer entry. That’s a convergence I wouldn’t have anticipated.

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What I Wear

I’ll start with the easier of the two questions: When do I wear clerical garb, and why? My current practice is to wear clericals when I’m exercising the ministry to which I was ordained — that is, when I’m serving … Continue reading

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Br. Bruce

“Most of my music is probably, at this point, a lot of it is traced back to the gospel roots, you know. ‘Promised Land,’ ‘The Rising,’ I use a lot of gospel which is where a lot of rock music … Continue reading

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Full Day

After having somewhat gathered the forces of my concentration over the weekend, I had a very full day today tackling the backed-up papers that I’d been ignoring while I worked on my lecture from last week. Consequently, I don’t have … Continue reading

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Sorry, Kyle

During Question Time at the end of my lecture, Tim Safford (whom I knew from old times in seminary) asked me what I meant by “emergent church” (did I mean, you know, emergent-church as in candles-and-coffee-shops, or something else)? I … Continue reading

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Word!

I thought I’d heard it all, about the new Pope — until I read Fr. David’s story.

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Wondering Aloud

What ever happened to hook shots? Did they change the rules, or the way games get called, in a way that made hook shots less legal? Did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar make the Skyhook so much his own, that lesser mortals don’t … Continue reading

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Catching Up

Closing Panel Originally uploaded by AKMA. It’s been a long, busy week. I finally finished up my Winslow Lecture, and delivered it to a very full house on Thursday. It went well — a number of people gave very kind … Continue reading

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