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Draughting Theology · 10h ago

In service of the King

If you spend much time in liturgical churches, you will no doubt see the three letters at the center of the cross in the above picture.  IHS is a Latin-scripted contracted version of the all...
Draughting Theology · 4d ago

Inwardly Digest

Life is a lot more hectic these days.  I feel like my schedule is not my own.  I try to plan for the unexpected, but it always lives up to its name.  It was about a year ago that I began the...
Draughting Theology · 5d ago

Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth – Oh My!

I would guess that the average Episcopalian is cool with the Parable of the Talents all the way up to the final verse.  Sure, there are some who will embrace the imagery of the outer darknes...
Draughting Theology · 6d ago

Maybe it is about money

Life in the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast was fairly bare bones.  I don’t say this as a negative thing, but just stating the reality of the situation.  When the Dioceses of Alabama and F...
Draughting Theology · 1w ago

You think you know a guy

Last week’s parable about the 10 bridesmaids had lots of people becoming members of the Jesus Seminar ready to cast a pocket full of black beads that Jesus didn’t actually say these things. ...
Draughting Theology · 1W ago

Be Ready – a sermon

The audio of today’s sermon did not get recorded, however, you can still read today’s sermon. I want to begin this morning by taking a moment to brag on your deputation to Diocesan Conventio...
Draughting Theology · 1W ago

A Modern Day Parable

“It takes a village to raise a child.”  I doubt then First Lady, Hillary Clinton, was the first person to coin this phrase as the title of her 1996 book on the status of children in America,...
Draughting Theology · 1W ago

A real head-scratcher

I am usually a big fan of the parables.  I enjoy them like I enjoy a good riddle.  It takes thought, prayer, consideration, and not a little bit of time to look at a parable from its many di...
Draughting Theology · 1W ago

Staying Awake is Prayer and Action

I’ve written so many of these posts over the years that I’m tired.  So tired, in fact, that I contemplated not doing it.  You no doubt noticed that I skipped it yesterday.  I just couldn’t b...
Draughting Theology · 2W ago

[Don’t] Get Caught Up

Last week, I noted that the Revelation of John is very rarely preached on in Episcopal congregations.  As it is with evangelism, the call to repentance, and discipleship, the lack of attenti...