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Life in the Spirit

Posted by The Rev. Chris Harris on

Life in the Spirit John 3:1-17 During the calling process that ultimately brought me to St Barts, myself and the other candidates were asked a number of tough questions in a series of interviews. None were more tough for me than this one: What is your favorite hymn? Having not grown up going...

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How Religion is Changing in America, Part 2

Posted by The Rev. William Zettinger on

Last post I introduced how religion was changing in America. Here’s a look at some of the ways religious practice and belief have changed over the last 50 years, and the trends that may continue to evolve: It isn’t sufficient to simply build the positive case for historical...

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How Religion is Changing in America, Part 1

Posted by The Rev. William Zettinger on

And What Can We Do About It? Nearly a century after German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche first proclaimed “God is dead,” TIME magazine released a controversial cover on its April 8, 1966 edition with the related provocative question: “Is God dead?” Both Nietzsche and...

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A Closer Look at the Aumbry

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Posted by Ruth Lewis on

The Tabernacle or, as it is usually called when put on the wall, the Aumbry was dedicated on December 5, 1982. Designed by Horace Judson, St. Bart’s Aumbry was given as a Thank Offering by Horace and his wife, Blanche. Most of you know that the Judson Studios designed our beautiful...

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Thirsting for Christ

Posted by John Prust on

What do you thirst for?Water? Soda? Wine? Beer? Fruit juice? Companionship? Love? Friendship? Justice? In one our Gospel readings this month, Jesus asks the Samaritan woman at the well for a drink of water. Her response is incredulous: “How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a...

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Building a School and Relationships

Posted by Kelli Richardson on

In December of last year on the patio following a service, Fr. Mark invited me to join their group going to Haiti in February. In his joyful energetic way, he said, “Really! You should join us. You would be a great addition to our team!” I’m sure he says that to all the gals...

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Why We Sing

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Posted by Nathan Costa on

One of the primary aims of singing in any context - whether around a campfire, a birthday table, in a ballpark, caroling through a neighborhood, or at church - is, in fact, the opposite of exclusion, in the idea that communal song can be a great symbol and expression of our unity as a people. In...

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Fields of Transformation

Posted by The Rev Laurel Mathewson on

The Rev. Laurel Mathewson, Co-Vicar at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in North Park, joined us on Sunday, February 12 at the 9am Forum to talk about "the North Park Project" and how it relates to our community at St. Bart's. Rev. Laurel gave the sermon on Sunday also. Fields of...

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Haiti Day 5: Sunday

Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

What defines a community? Is it common location, common language, common experience? Or can communities form in other ways? Today in Lorenette, we learned about community through worship and soccer. We began with morning prayer conducted by the school principal. Our group shared two...

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Haiti Day 4: Sofia's Experience

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Posted by The Rev. Mark McKone-Sweet on

Sofia's Note  So, I'm in Haiti and the weather here is very warm. I like it but it tough to talk to the kids because the people here speak a language called Haitian Creole it's similar to French.

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