March 28: The Other Book

Thank you for coming with me on that three day biblical journey, but today let’s consider our other book, the monumental Book of Common Prayer.  One need not be either Anglican (our umbrella term for any Christian anywhere) worshipping in the tradition of the Church of England or Episcopalian (the

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March 27: Technique

Reading the bible is different for me than reading any other book.  For me, the bible is primer, resource, encyclopedia, novel, companion, dissertation, love letter, adventure, gateway, mini-series, drama, history and personal journal…at least for starters!  So I approach the bible with awe, with curiosity, with innate trust, with reverence,

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March 26: A Strategic Epilogue to Yesterday

Yesterday I implored you to find, situate, open and read any bible you have in your possession.  Let’s refine that spiritual habit of bible reading a bit more strategically today.  Here are some resources and suggestions to make your bible reading fruitful and profitable… Daily!  A little bit every day! 

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March 25: We Are What We Read

For those of you wondering where your Lenten reflections actually went these past few days, worry not!  Let’s get off of movies and into books!  My parents taught me to read before I learned more formally at school, and my room growing up was littered with books of many subjects. 

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March 24: Castaway

4-time Academy Best Actor nominee Tom Hanks turns in a masterwork theatrical performance in the 2000 feature Castaway.  Definitely worth a watch if you like sun and surf, late FedEx deliveries, slightly used volleyballs and Hank’s physical transformation to depict the utter desolation of a modern man marooned on a

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March 23: Love at a Distance

EAT, PRAY, LOVE, SPOUSALLY DISTANCE?! Yesterday I suggested we all have stepped backwards in societal time to an earlier, less frantic age.  While there are unanticipated blessings in this moment, there are also spiritual, emotional, behavioral and relational threats beyond the existential threat of contagion.  My parents taught me that

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March 22: Time Travel

Time Travel.  Growing up in Florida during the heady days of the Gemini, Apollo, Spacelab and the early Space Shuttle programs, with a father who worked at NASA by day and kitbashed early home computers with us by night, I was introduced to wild ideas of scientific exploration and futuristic

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March 21: Holy Week at Home

Holy Week.  For many of us who are “liturgical” Christians, i.e. those believers who gather based upon a traditional platform of calendared and ordered pattern of worship, Holy Week is the peak of the summit.  Our deep powder stash, our secret fly fishing hole, the Super Bowl, the Stanley Cup,

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