Dear Friends in Christ, With so much happening in the coming week, this Friday Letter is devoted entirely to a “hit list” of upcoming events around St. John’s.  Please give […]

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Dear Friends in Christ, These days one hears more and more about “local”. From food to finance, and from architecture to agriculture, the world seems to now be full of […]

Dear Friends in Christ, Helen Keller once affirmed what Christians have long proclaimed, saying, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”  Simple.  True.  And often […]

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Dear Friends in Christ, Philosophers like to talk about “first principles” – core concepts upon which a particular thread of philosophy is built. For musicians there are the “fundamentals”, scales […]

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Dear Friends in Christ, The very first Episcopal Church Erin and I ever set foot into was St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton, Washington. It was, at the time of […]

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Dear Friends in Christ, The morning Erin and I were to leave New York City, the moving van, as expected, was late.  Part of the routine when waiting for a […]

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Dear Friend’s in Christ, I remember with great fondness the end of one particular summer, there were just two weeks left before I was to return to college in rural […]

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Dear Friends in Christ, Last Sunday we heard in the Old Testament lesson that well-known story of Jacob wrestling with God and demanding a blessing.  It is the story of […]

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Dear Friends in Christ, Last Sunday we heard in the Old Testament lesson that well-known story of Jacob wrestling with God and demanding a blessing.  It is the story of […]

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Dear friends in Christ, I remember the great family move from Minnesota to Alaska. My parents, in an attempt to generate enthusiasm about the transition and immediately after announcing the […]