Tips From An Insider

Advice for the time that you’re the guest preacher, participating in the footwashing at an Anglo-Catholic parish: Don’t do what I did.   That is, somewhere between when Fr. Cobb washed my foot (only one each, here) and when I had to put my shoes back on to take my shift as a footwasher, I…

Maundy Thursday

I’m in New Haven for the weekend, preaching through the Holy Week liturgies at Christ Church. Margaret and I have a special love for this congregation, so when Fr. Cobb invited me up to preach, I didn’t hesitate a second; we love to spend these sacred days at this church that’s meant so much for…

Euan Gets Steve

Euan quotes Steve Jobs about excellence, and (quite apart from quibbles over the quality of rival product lines) Steve gets at the heart of my frustration and impatience and ardor for teaching: We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life…

Safari 3.31 Plus CSS Equals. . . .

Speaking of CSS, can anyone point to a site in the wild that takes advantage of Safari’s compatibility with downloadable web fonts? Has anyone seen the result?   My typography lists are sizzling with intimations that this is a sign of the Beast rising from the abyss (“serif shall rise up against sans, and ornamental…

A Hand For HTI

I spent a couple of hours consulting with the Hispanic Theological Initiative about a second iteration of their website. I discussed with them the virtues of Web 2.0 technologies, suggesting that their small office (without a hardcore techie) might benefit most from a CMS such as WordPress. They liked the idea of a template-plus-CSS front…

Important, Not A Distraction

Jeneane posts transcripts of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s “Audacity of Hope” sermon and of Barack Obama’s brilliant response to the firestorm that detractors of Wright have stirred up. Like Jeneane, I’m impressed that Andrew Sullivan can talk through some of the non-issues by which Obama’s opponents want to purchase an advantage at the cost of…

Limited-Audience Distractions

Before I settled down to write this morning, I meandered among my bookmarks and links on a path that eventually led here, to the local history page of the Curtis Memorial Library of Brunswick, Maine. The links include an account of the now-defunct Merrymeeting [Amusement] Park and the Underground Railroad in Brunswick and Topsham. Curious…

Strômateus

† Steve Moramarco of the Abe Lincoln Story appears in a short film about a pancake lover; I haven’t seen it yet, but I’ll mosey over to check it out on the strength of my enthusiasm for The Kings of the Soul Punk Swing.

Quiet Stromateis

† A classless society (not in that way) — yes!   † John Gray’s response to the anti-“religion” meme   † Give Jeff his Rhetoric (for a good reason)! (And check out his Sesame Street clip about Visual Learning.)   † Jeneane is safe.