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Tobias Haller
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Tobias Stanislas Haller is a priest, poet, and iconographer.
Tobias Stanislas Haller is a priest, poet, and iconographer.

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On Inclusive and Expansive Language
Words are not what they represent. That is the whole point of the gracious untruth of metaphor — not actually true but pointing to some truth — that is true of all language. Words are like actors playing a part, whether they strut and fret their hour on the...

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Lost Liberty
We never learned what woke her from her slumber, what caused her to awake and look around confused, demented, lost, not knowing where she was. Wide-eyed, she climbed down gingerly from the perch she'd held these many years, to creep down off the base, then ...
Lost Liberty
Lost Liberty
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Celebrate the Feast
Mount Calvary, Camp Hill PA • Feb 24 2018 The Funeral of Br Luke Anthony Nowicki BSG Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG Death has been swallowed up in victory. + Anyone who knew Brother Luke Anthony knows that he liked to eat. I knew Luke Anthony for almost forty ...
Celebrate the Feast
Celebrate the Feast
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On Prayer Book Revision (Satire)
Word has it that the topic of Prayer Book Revision is back on the front burner for The Episcopal Church's decision makers. I do not wish to intrude myself in the debates, but I would like to suggest that the revision process be fully informed by changes in ...

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God without Sex
The biblical texts portray God as Father because God is the creative source of all life. In the era in which the biblical texts were composed, the male was believed to be the active, creative contributor to human (and animal) reproduction; the female was un...
God without Sex
God without Sex
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Secret Faults
I think a great learning for our time will come in exploration of the question: What is acceptable but profoundly wrong in our own time and culture? — just as acceptable as were slavery to the founding fathers and sexual harrassment to the bosses in their c...
Secret Faults
Secret Faults
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New Version of Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd; he's really great; the best. I don't need anything... takes me to the best places, golfing — the greens are beautiful, really good. Nice lake. Takes great care of the highways, really good care... sign with his name on it, so he get...
New Version of Psalm 23
New Version of Psalm 23
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Remembered Music
Some members of the parish at which I'm an associate (Advent, Baltimore) have inspired me to dig out my recorders and start playing again. I was an avid recorder player in high school and college, and played in a consort (“The Flying Buttresses”) in my earl...
Remembered Music
Remembered Music
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The price of liberty, or libertines
I’m sure I'm not the only one who has noticed that in an era where hard-core porn is accessible to fingertip reach on ubiquitous screens, and things appear on network TV that in earlier years would have been subject to prosecution even if displayed in priva...

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Right of Marriage
In the current debate concerning marriage equality in Australia, as in similar debates in other countries, including the United States, marriage is often held up as a basic human right. In spite of the wide recognition of the right to marry in such document...
Right of Marriage
Right of Marriage
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