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Kenneth Chumbley
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I am a seeker of a deeper life with God. As a priest, I strive to bring others into a greater awareness of the living presence of God, them, together, we try to live out that experience of divine love in the larger community.
I am a seeker of a deeper life with God. As a priest, I strive to bring others into a greater awareness of the living presence of God, them, together, we try to live out that experience of divine love in the larger community.

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To believe is to meet God
What does it mean to believe in God?  I once sought proof for the existence of God. At the time, I valued human reason above all other forms of knowing reality. I had to have proof before I would believe. But I discovered that reason would take me only so f...
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To believe is to meet God
What does it mean to believe in God?  I once sought proof for the existence of God. At the time, I valued human reason above all other forms of knowing reality. I had to have proof before I would believe. But I discovered that reason would take me only so f...
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Believe and meet God
The view from Iona What does it mean to believe in God?  I once sought proof for the existence of God. At the time, I valued human reason above all other forms of knowing reality. I had to have proof before I would believe. But I discovered that reason woul...
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Since the beginning this holy season of Advent, I have reflected on a word supplied each day by Virginia Theological Seminary, a seminary of the Episcopal Church. (Mine is The General Theological Seminary, New York City.) I have written short essays based o...
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Living God's love in an time of domestic terrorism In the Baptismal Covenant of The Book of Common Prayer, we make promises to God based on our faith in him and in his incarnate love, Jesus Christ. As the followers of Christ, we pledge to resist evil; to to...
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Five ways to deeper life in Christ
Five
ways to deeper life in Christ by
the Rev. Kenneth L. Chumbley but mostly by the monks Conception Abbey I
might have been a monk.  During
my last year of university, I was searching for God. God sent me a monk.  I
met the Trappist monk and writer Thomas...
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With God in prayer
One of my earliest memories of my late mother is of the two of us sitting in a rocking chair in my room just before
bedtime.  I was about three or four years of age. She held me in her lap, and we prayed: the Our Father and the Hail Mary. We prayed for fami...
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What we worship and does it matter?
What do we worship? Early this morning, I met with Christ Church's Men's Group for breakfast, a short scripture reading and prayer. The gospel lesson came from today's Daily Office reading, Luke 4.1-13, Jesus' temptation in the wilderness just after his bap...
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Remembering a giant
When Elie Wiesel died recently at age 87, humankind lost a moral giant. Wiesel was a Holocaust survivor, liberated from Buchenwald death camp by American soldiers in April 1945. After studying literature, philosophy and psychology at the Sorbonne in Paris, ...
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