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{ Monthly Archives } December 2008

Human hands have made?

Ever wonder about where communion wafers come from? Both the The New York Times and the Boston Globe have had recent stories about Cavanagh Company, a family business based in Rhode Island that supplies 80% of the communion wafers used in the United States, Canada, England, and Australia. I must confess I have long found [...]

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Of Ceremonies

In light of yesterday’s post, Miranda brought to my attention this passage from Thomas Cranmer: Whereas in this our time the minds of men are so divers, that some think it a great matter of conscience to depart from a piece of the least of their Ceremonies, they be so addicted to their old customs; [...]

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Everybody Knows

Terry Martin has been attending the Great Emergence Conference down in Memphis, posted an moderately interesting rant yesterday. I’m not sure about the exact context, although I have some guesses. His first two points I largely agree with–although I would also add that I think there are reasons beyond aesthetic that projection screens are not [...]

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Look busy!

From the always peculiar webcomic, Sunday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

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What do the candles on the advent wreath symbolize?

More light! Adam at A Wee Blether reads a church bulletin and has a revelation: “As the darkness deepens and winter comes, each week we light one more candle to speak of our hope for the coming light. Much has been made of the symbolism of the Advent wreath, each candle given a particular meaning. [...]

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She did Public Work

A tremendous piece of public work began on this bus. Three seats up from the back door, on the right, near the window. December 1st, 1955. A woman sat down. She was a seamstress, the elected secretary in the local NAACP, and recently returned from a course in Race Relations at the Highlander Folk School [...]

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