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Michael Boyle
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Apocalypsis
1.  The summer between by junior and senior year of high school, I spent a week in Tallahassee, Florida at an event called Boys' State.  It was put on by the American Legion (an association of foreign war veterans), and it was a government/civics-oriented t...
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Observations from the Peanut Gallery
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church--where have you been all my life?  For someone who is into both politics and religion, it was squarely in my wheelhouse, and I found it fascinating and compelling on basically every level.  I was able to follow...
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Some More Thoughts on the Language for God
In a previous post, I mentioned that inclusive (or rather, in what is apparently the preferred form, "expansive") language was in the hopper at the Episcopal Church's General Convention, as part of the proposal for beginning the process of revising the Book...
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Quick Hitter: Christendom as a Form of Empire
A quick sort-of digression, and then to my main point.  I am part of the formation of a new religious community within the Episcopal Church, known as the Community of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer (CMMR).  It will be officially founded in September, and I wi...
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"One More Into the Breach, Dear Friends"--Marriage and General Convention
Three summers ago, all of the news reports out of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church was "the Episcopal Church approves same sex marriage."  One might have thought that this would be the end of the matter, but, indeed, it is back on the agenda f...
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Quick Thoughts on Cardinal McCarrick
In the last few days, a bombshell story has dropped that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington, D.C., has been suspended from ministry as a result of a "credible allegation" of unwanted sexual contact with a minor when...
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That's Not How Any of This Works
I've been living to see you. Dying to see you, but it shouldn't be like this. This was unexpected, What do I do now? Could we start again please? I've been very hopeful, so far. Now for the first time, I think we're going wrong. Hurry up and tell me, This i...
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