1. Milhaud: Les Deux Cites, Babylon - Princeton Singers 2. Berlioz: Requiem, Hostias - Norrington 3. Christiansen: Beautiful Savior - St Olaf and Westminster Choirs 4. Einhorn: Voices of Light, Relapse - Anonymous Four 5. Handel: Israel in Egypt, Their bodies are buried - Taverner 6. You Don't Know What Love Is - Gene Harris, Jack McDuff 7. Britten: Gloriana Dances, Country Girls - Sixteen 8. A Groovy Kind of Love - Mindbenders 9. Villa-Lobos: Choro - Pepe Romero 10. Stay - Maurice
A little heavy on the "classical" this time. Appropriate since 6 choirs are combining efforts to sing Beethoven's Ninth tomorrow, Saturday 25 April, at 8 at Passavant Center, Thiel College, Greenville, PA. Fun!
A number of clergy in The Episcopal Church have decided they and only they know all the truth about the Bible and Christianity. They are upset that many of us in TEC seem to believe that followers of Jesus are to love Godde and love each other leaving judgment to Godde. They believe they can't be part of TEC as we know it. They seek to divide the body of Christ into little segments according to how they judge the purity of each segment. Then they seek to put all the parts together yet separate under the "Anglican" banner.
I pray Godde finds a way to heal their Bibles so they may read and understand more than the snippets they use to prooftext their separatist goals.
To learn more about this group who would shatter the body of Christ according to their purity codes, read Mark Harris's blog Preludium and Thinking Anglicans.
I am beginning to believe that there are Christians and there are followers of Jesus and the two groups have little in common. What does this mean for the future of "the church"?
My 40 year old poinsettia is nuts this year. Because it lives in the corner by the door and evening light from across the room is minimal, it "blooms" every year, usually after Valentine's Day. This year it bloomed in late February as usual. Much to my surprise, it grew more red for Easter and has just presented me with a third bloom. I love this plant!
I'm a bit embarrassed to post this photo of the entire plant because it shows the unfinished inside of my house. But it is as it is.
Last year some volunteers put in many hours and much hard work landscaping around the newly paved parking lot at Christ Church. This spring their efforts are blooming beautifully with many surprises to come.
For Margaret and Joel who are true disciples ministering to the people on the poorest Native American reservation in the US. And especially for Margaret who has more funerals in a month than most priests have in several years. And thanks for allowing the children to call her Grandma. She is the best possible person/priest in her position. For Peg and Jim. For all those who believe that guns can solve our problems. For our dysfunctional Congress. For Christ Church Meadville. For R and D especially for R. For me. For Ward. For Bro John. For Jim, especially. For those in the church who are distressed. For A as she deals with dysfunction. For Ginny. For Amelia. For Julie Anne. For Danny. For Amy. For J's mom. For Art and Mary. For rain in California. For Jeri. For Caleb and those who research RA. For J and D. For Tim and Ruth. For Ted. For VC and N. For Lee. For S and P.
Translate the blog, please
This blog supports the Gospel of Indiscriminate Inclusivity as preached by Jesus.
But if we must, then accept it and force the schismatics to make uncomfortable decisions
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