Category Archives: Ash Wednesday

A Season to Remember: An Ash Wednesday Message to the Anglican Communities of Charlotte

Joel 2:1-2,12-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Many of us instinctively feel the need for seasons. We can look at my own state of North Carolina as an example.  Sociologists call this the “J Curve” effect. New Yorkers head straight down 95 … Continue reading

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Perfect Hatred: An Ash Wednesday Response to Those Not on My Side (Or God’s for that matter)

The Psalmist, David, wrote, in one of the several so-called imprecatory Psalms these words: “Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of a Seminary President: Reflections on Ash Wednesday

Introduction to the ReadingYou have heard the old adage, “I must catch up with the others for I am their leader. Well that is the way that I feel. I sat at my desk yesterday and thought, “Well I am … Continue reading

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