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Jan
27

Prayer, dependence, and grace

Prayer, dependence, and grace For the Augustinian Friars, a religious order founded in the thirteenth century, the grace and transforming love of God begins with God and extends from God to humanity, rather than humanity building a ladder, a route that ends only back with humanity and false idols.
Jan
9

Transitions: saying Goodbye, saying Hello

Transitions: saying Goodbye, saying Hello In the fall, Calvin Lane wrote on the search process in clergy transitions. This follow up post explores the practical details involved in ending pastoral relationships and beginning new ones.
Oct
13

Transitions: the search process

Transitions: the search process Pastors come and pastors go. I am in the middle of that at this moment, an experience that many of us have had on either side of the pulpit.
Aug
28

He has her eyes

He has her eyes A simple question. Does Jesus have Mary’s eyes? Does he have her smile? Does he have that same odd expression she makes when she can’t quite get the jelly jar open? Jesus, Son of God and son of Mary, likely did and does look like his mother. What does that, something so simple and so familiar and so quotidian, mean for us?
Sep
10

Calvin Lane

I currently serve as associate rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Dayton, Ohio and Affiliate Professor of Church History at Nashotah House Theological Seminary. I hold a B.A. from UNC Chapel Hill, an M.T.S. from Nashotah House, and a Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of Iowa.  In 2013 I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (which my old mentor mockingly described as...

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