Tag: Clergy

“Come Darkness, Come Light”

Updated November 28. One of my favorite Christmas carols is one that Ryan introduced to me a few years back at a Christmas Comfort service: Come Darkness, Come Light – written and performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter. It’s really more of an Advent, than a Christmas Carol. It deeply echoes this solstice season we are…

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The Koi by the Garbage Cans

I am a retired Episcopal priest, a long time friend and former colleague of Joani Peacock’s, who lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. Over the last two months I have been photographing the public artwork that graces our beautiful city and sharing one work each day on Facebook. My hope was that in these strange, anxious days…

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No Future Without Forgiveness: A Post-Election Reflection from Bishop Porter Taylor

Note: A post-election reflection for the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost from the Rt. Rev. Porter Taylor, Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Virginia posted in a letter to the churches in Virginia. With the announcement that Joe Biden has enough electoral votes to be the President-Elect, some are joyous, and some are dejected. Some are…

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Keeping Ourselves Ready

For email posts, click here to watch online. It’s around this time every year when the church calendar begins to include end-times themes into the Sunday readings.   And depending on how you count them, the Gospel writers document around 40 parables that Jesus told.  In some – like the parable of the mustard seed –…

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