Category Archives: The Wayfarer Newsletter

The Wayfarer for July, 2021

New Words One of the hallmarks of seminary, at least my experience of seminary, is learning new words. I already had a pretty broad vocabulary when I got to Sewanee because of my background (Download PDF for more)

The Wayfarer for June 2021

Celebrating in June Even when I was teaching in a classroom, I didn’t really get excited about June. I loved teaching, and the school was air conditioned. When I first started out teaching, my house only had a very old …
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The Wayfarer for May 2021

Things are Happening Exciting things are going to be going on at St. James’ in the coming months. Even though we tend to think of summer as somehow “slower,” that has never been very correct. There are always things going …
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The Wayfarer for April 2021

Holy Week and Easter 2021 This year, Holy Week will cover the transition from March to April. Palm Sunday is on March 28 and Maundy Thursday is April 1. This year our services will be a bit more “normal” than …
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The Wayfarer for March 2021

Thawing Out We are one-sixth of the way through 2021 and between COVID quarantine and winter weather, it hardly feels like it has started at all. And yet here we are in Lent and Holy Week will be starting – …
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The Wayfarer for February 2021

Views from the Plague House As I write this, I am on day eight of my Covid-19 adventure. Since testing positive on the 15th, I have taken all kinds of pills and received an intravenous dose of monoclonal antibodies.

The Wayfarer for Dec. 2020 & Jan. 2021

Out with the Old… I have had years that I was glad to see the end of, but I can’t think of one with a more wide-spread desire to be shut of than this one. While it hasn’t been all …
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The Wayfarer for November

A Busy November Despite not having our Harvest Bazaar this year, November is still going to be a jam-packed month this year. We begin, appropriately enough, with All Saints Day on November 1. This day has become a kind of …
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Wayfarer for October 2020

A Year of Jubilee That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you: you shall not sow, or reap the aftergrowth, or harvest the unpruned vines. For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you: you shall eat …
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The Wayfarer for September 2020

You’ve heard this one before, no doubt. It is an oldie. “How many Episcopalians does it take to change a light-bulb?” “What do you mean, ‘change’?” We are not known for our flexibility. Not that that is always so bad. …
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