Another Spring Break

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Wow, it’s quiet.Very quiet. And that’s totally cool with me. After a week of being stoned on oxycodone as I recover from the reverse shoulder replacement, it feels great to be back in the office for a few hours each day. It feels great to be clear-headed again, all day every...

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Early Morning, April 4…

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Shot rings out in the Memphis sky Free at last, they took your life They could not take your pride In the name of love What more in the name of love I’ll never forget the first time I heard those lyrics. Who can? It’s from The Unforgettable Fire. Right after the bridge, the final...

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Maundy

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I know, right? What’s Maundy Thursday? What’s that all about? True confessions of an old preacher: It slips my mind every year. All that seminary. Years of church work. I’m not exactly “new.” You’d think I’d know that off the top of my head by now...

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Another Holy Week

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Another snow storm is blowing into Madison—what Spring? Somebody didn’t get the word. And we were thinking of doing a Palm Sunday parade outside? Well, I was thinking about it…but cooler heads prevailed. It’s a risk this time of year for anything. Thank God the...

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Follow The Kids!

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One month ago. 17 more lives. Gun violence in school at Parkland, Florida. The tipping point. #NeverAgain #MarchForOurLives Kids are activated, engaged, and they will not be denied. Enough is enough! Right now (10:00am EDT, Wednesday, March 14, 2018) as I write this, high school and middle...

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Let It Snow!

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Bring it on! Yesterday I stopped by the grocery store for a few things to be ready to hunker down today (Wednesday, Mar. 7) as the next Nor’Easter blows in. They updated the alerts this morning to say we’re supposed to get up to 15 inches of snow. We’ll see if it’s a...

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Dick's

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If you think we haven’t hit the tipping point for gun violence in America, you’re not paying attention. The movement went into overdrive after the Parkland, Florida high school shooting that killed 17 students and educators, and wounded 14 others. What took us so long? The first...

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Jerusalem

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It’s hard to imagine that one year ago, February 21, I was sitting in a coffee shop drinking an Americano (of course) that cost me 10 Shekels. I was just inside the old city of Jerusalem on the first day of my trip to Palestine/Israel. Needless to say, it was incredible to spend the...

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Ash Wednesday Again

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Lent already?I know, right? What happened? Another year.Boom! Get your ashes here tonight, at 7pm in Webb Chapel. Let’s do a little worship tonight before you take your Valentine out for dinner! You’ll be in and out in less than 45 minutes, I promise. Then you can spend the rest of...

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Ash Wednesday is Early

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Whoa! Ash Wednesday is next week, and we are full-on into Lent. Didn’t we just get the Christmas Tree and the Nativity Set packed away? It’s all coming early this year—Ash Wednesday is in one week, February 14. Easter is April 1. No foolin! It’s early this year, but not...

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