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When nobody shows

If you hold a liturgy and nobody comes, is it a failure? My parish has held a Christmas morning service for years. Sometimes one person came; sometimes nobody. This year, as the new Assistant on staff, I offered to take charge of Christmas Day and do something different: a 4pm festal Evening Prayer service, followed [...]

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A church for all people?

“The Episcopal Church Welcomes You,” proclaim signs, websites, banners and bumper stickers. In trying to live out our understanding of the Gospel, we want to include everyone, to exclude no one. But can it be done? Marketers know a thing or two about inclusion and exclusion. Many make their living by engineering one or the [...]

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Taking our ball and going home.

I was looking at some of Cory Doctorow’s photos on Flickr when I came across this one, from a church in London. Just makes you wonder, doesn’t it?

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