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Authoritatively Speaking

It’s one of my favorite Greek words, in part just because it is kind of fun to say, especially if you put a good Texas drawl on the second syllable making it exousia!  (It practically “oozes” out of your lips, doesn’t … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin

Michael Phelps will no doubt garner much of the attention at Rio, given his rather amazing record in the last three cycles, though a kayaker capsizing because of a submerged sofa in the water may give him a run for … Continue reading

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What Happened Out West

Just in case you don’t speak Methodist, the way we work is pretty simple: every four years both lay and clergy delegates cluster in one of five regional gatherings known as Jurisdictional Conferences for the principal purpose of electing new … Continue reading

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Are We Moving Towards a “Mexit?”

It was pure happenstance that we arrived in the country just one day before it happened. When we woke up the day afterwards, however, it was to a different world indeed. For despite the pleas of many to “Stay Sane … Continue reading

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Postscript to Portland

I’m almost afraid to admit it, but I think I came away from Portland if not quite “surprised by joy,” to quote C.S. Lewis, at least somewhat cautiously optimistic. For even amidst all of the anxiety and acrimony that a … Continue reading

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Point of Disorder

Those who know me well will hopefully be able to tell you that I seldom get angry. For whenever I am confronted by rude or selfish behavior I try to check my reaction by simply stopping to remember that I … Continue reading

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Playing Chicken

It’s been making the rounds on Twitter but I couldn’t begin to tell you where it actually is located.  It’s understandable, however, why some on the internet have dubbed it the “Church of the Confused Chicken,” for clearly there is … Continue reading

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