Category Archives: Saturday Night Live

The (Other) S-Word: Done?

Over the past five months, I’ve written more than 13,000 words in 10 blog posts on the topic of the Holy Spirit. I think that might be enough. Not because I’ve provided (or even acquired) a fulsome understanding of the … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 10: Filled

Today is Pentecost, which according to some is the second-most important Sunday in the Christian year (after Easter). But in a lot of churches, it just feels a lot like any other Sunday. That’s too bad, and a lot of … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word Part 8: A Blast for Me

‘If any of this has been blasphemy to you, then good! Because it’s been a blast for me, too.’ I’ve referred to that quote, from 1980s Saturday Night Live writer A. Whitney Brown, a few times before, and I’m sorry … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 7: Impure Spirits

If you were to ask me which character in the Bible I most identify with, I would – like many people – choose Mr. Foot-in-Mouth himself, the sometimes brilliant and sometimes idiotic, sometimes extremely loyal and sometimes terribly fickle, Simon Peter. But … Continue reading

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A Baaaad Day for Goats

Tomorrow is officially Christ the King Sunday (technically the Feast of Christ the King), but when I look at the Scriptures that will be read in liturgical churches around the world, I can’t wonder if it shouldn’t be called Sheep … Continue reading

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Observance

Golden wedding anniversaries are amazing occasions. The thought of spending five decades married to someone – building a life together, raising kids together, overcoming squabbles and hard times, and surviving Empty Nest Syndrome – is a huge accomplishment. Several years ago, … Continue reading

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