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Frederick Schmidt Feb 25, 2015
A Catholic parish near our home features this on their home page, front and center:Lenten and Triduum regulations 2015These are the 2015 Lenten and Triduum regulations:FAST AND ABSTINENCEThe holy seas...
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Frederick Schmidt Feb 20, 2015
My friend and colleague, Kevin Martin, achieves "Onion-esque" success at his blogspot with a satire that raises a serious question.  What happens when we transplant liturgical acts and sacraments from...
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Frederick Schmidt Feb 18, 2015
Lent is making something of a comeback as Christians who historically have observed the season bump up against those who don’t in the blogosphere.  But the language of Lent, which is rooted in larger ...
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Frederick Schmidt Feb 05, 2015
I have been on The Episcopal Church’s Board of Examining Chaplains now for twelve years. I’ve finished my last batch of ordination examinations and as of General Convention next summer, I will have co...
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Frederick Schmidt Jan 26, 2015
This just in from the BBC in an interview with cyclist, Lance Armstrong:Shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong believes the time is coming when he should be forgiven for doping and lying - and told the BBC he...
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Frederick Schmidt Jan 22, 2015
When I first arrived at Oxford, my supervisor, George Caird, suggested that I read the work that one of his students had done. That student was Marcus Borg. At the time Marcus was yet to publish his d...
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Frederick Schmidt Jan 19, 2015
Image source: Wikimedia CommonsYears ago…I visited the Martin Luther King Center and purchased a children’s biography of King for my six year-old daughter.  This led to a collection of King biographie...
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Frederick Schmidt Jan 07, 2015
I am not a huge fan of satire.  Oh, admittedly, when it's done well, I do laugh.  But the difficulty with satire is that, by nature, it exaggerates and relies on caricature.  So, while the avowed purp...
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Frederick Schmidt Jan 06, 2015
In the fall of 2013 when I was installed as the first holder of the Rueben P. Job Chair in Spiritual Formation at Garrett-Evangelical, I understood well that I was not only assuming responsibilities f...
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Frederick Schmidt Jan 04, 2015
As I follow the news about the ministry of Pope Francis, I’m often struck by the way in which people project their personal expectations on his ministry.  People seem to expect him to function like a ...
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