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41 church deconsecrations and counting—but I believe in the “and then” Gospel!

I’m a 34 year old Anglican priest. I grew up in the days of large confirmation classes and cozy traditional worship services, but within my lifetime all of that has changed. My sorry claim to fame as a young minister is that I have witnessed the deconsecration of 41 Anglican churches and counting. Continue reading

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Leaving on more than a rude gesture: Mark 6:1-13

How many of us have left a job, a project or, maybe, even a church as a cleric or a layperson and had the temptation to make a rude gesture as we walked out the door? By shaking our feet, we are leaving the dust/dirt/sand that belongs in that place there, taking as little of it with us as possible. Continue reading

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