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Episcopal Evangelism: The Jesus Movement Needs Fishers for People

My first year in seminary, I took an elective course that scared the bejesus out of me. It wasn’t a class on the deep questions of theology, debating the nature of God. 2,004 more words


Episode 52 - Aberdour, Fife - Part 2

Welcome back to Aberdour, where we’re continuing our visit by exiting the church, turning left, and entering the grounds of Aberdour Castle. This is no grand structure like Edinburgh or Stirling Castles, but served an equally defensive purpose when it was constructed for the Mortimers in the twelfth century. 3,810 more words


The Call of God

I Samuel 3:1-10

Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.  1,617 more words


Third Sunday after Epiphany

Jonah 3.1-5, 10–If you enjoy giant fish stories, Jonah is the book for you.  Sunday’s reading is nearing the end of the story.  God sent Jonah on a mission to pronounce a judgement on Nineveh.  198 more words


On the Eve of My Ordination

On the eve of my ordination I am overwhelmed. I am overwhelmed with gratitude and joy and fear and hope and love and giddy delight. On the eve of my ordination, I look back, amazed that my life has brought me here; that somehow, despite all the ways in which this call could have been squelched that it remained consistent and compelling. 452 more words