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Timothy Schenck
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Holy Week Invitation: Will you admire Jesus or follow Jesus?
At one level, we love the grand pageantry of the entrance into Holy Week. Palm Sunday is fun. Like Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, it attracts large crowds. And like bobble-head night at Fenway Park or Wrigley Field, there's a liturgical give-a-way i...

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In Good Faith: Blind Spots
Yes, the blog takes a back seat to all things Lent Madness this time of year. But here's my latest monthly  In Good Faith column titled Blind Spots. We all have them -- even if they transcend the lessons learned during Driver's Ed.                  Blind Sp...

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In Good Faith: The Call of the Wild
In my latest In Good Faith column, I write about being torn apart by lions (theoretically), mortality in the context of Lent, and going on safari in South Africa. The Call of the Wild “And one was a soldier and one was a priest and one was killed by a fierc...

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In Good Faith: Let You Light Shine (or not)
In my December In Good Faith column, I write about holiday perfection and why it doesn't actually matter. Let Your Light Shine (or not) When you live on Main Street in Hingham, Massachusetts, there is great pressure to put up white candle lights in  your wi...

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In Good Faith: Not-So-Spooky
At St. John's this year we took a crazy idea and turned it into ministry. In a special bonus edition of my monthly In Good Faith  column, I share how the St. John's Not-So-Spooky Haunted House came to be. [Check out some pictures on the NSSHS Facebook page ...

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In Good Faith: Washing Away the Hate
In the September edition of my monthly In Good Faith column, I share the story of a good friend who encountered hate in the form of ugly graffiti and turned it into a message of love. This is precisely what faith is all about! Washing Away the Hate It start...

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In Good Faith: One Blood, One Hope
In my latest In Good Faith column, I write about the great life-source that unites us all. Also, I quote my curate. One Blood, One Hope "O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth..." So begins a prayer I say several mornings a week as p...

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Miranda Rights for White People
In the wake of... more violence and death, more anger and frustration, more senseless killing,  more shattered lives,  more 'thoughts and prayers,' more divisiveness... Miranda Rights for White People You have the right to remain silent. You  have the right...

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The Blessing of the Balls
Ah, baseball season. Itchy flannel uniforms, no gloves, the old hidden ball trick, handlebar mustaches. What?!  Oh, I meant to specify baseball as it was played in the 1880s.  You see, one of the great traditions in Hingham, Massachusetts, is the annual vin...

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The Trump Eucharist aka Trumpcharist
"The Lord be with me" Maybe being at the annual Diocese of Massachusetts Clergy Conference inspires me. Or maybe being around a couple hundred clergy makes me start to twitch. Either way, in a burst of "inspiration," I decided to write a eucharistic prayer ...
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