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Rituals of This Day: Blessing the Departing Minister

The deacons and minister stand at the front.  The deacons stand on either side, balanced.  They speak. The water in this vessel was first gathered in January, 2013, filled with the good wishes and hopes for the future by those … Continue reading

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At Chaos' Hinge: Preaching Good-Bye from the Heart

This weekend is the hinge sitting between thresholds and transitions in my ministerial formation. It should have an epic name, but it does not. On Friday, I was included in the graduation ceremony at Hartford Seminary. I did not graduate, … Continue reading

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