The Pope's Music

 I was sitting at home watching on the events that was going on while Pope Francis was in the USA. Everything was looking very regal and ceremonial as I figured that it would, then something hit me which made me wonder. Do Popes, Bishops, ArchBishops, etc every get tired of the ceremonial stuff music wise that goes with these high services? Yes the chanting and hymns are all nice, but when a Bishop does his visitation to a congregation are they asked what kind of music they would like to hear?

Self Importance

I had started writing this blog post a number of months ago, but for some reason I just never got around to finishing it. I have a feeling that God thought that it wasn't the time, so I never came up on a conclusion for it. Resent events have occurred that brought the topic back into my mind, so I figured that this must be the time for me to write this.


The People Of Neverwhere

(I'm actually posting this on both of my blogs)
 The BBC did a miniseries called “Neverwhere” a number of years ago that was written by Niel Gaiman and Lenny Henry.  It was a very good scifi series that mainly dealt with a fictional underground world in London. One of the lines one of the characters said had to do with how we really never notice people and how quickly we forget about many of the people that we do see, especially those that are homeless.

The Same But Different

 My church life has been interesting since moving to a new diocese. My involvement in the church has basically vanished outside of  going to church and sitting in the pews each Sunday, but after going to three or four different services each Sunday along with being in other churches during the week, it actually feels good to just be a “Pew Sitter” each week.

The Radical Church

 I was born into a family that attended the Episcopal Church, and most likely I will die as a member of the Episcopal Church.
 I felt that I needed to make that statement so that some who may question the things that I say means that I am unhappy with the church. I love going to an Episcopal service, and even though there are other denominations around whose services are similar in style, it doesn't mean that I desire to attend them.

The March On Washington

 On Wednesday, August 28, 1963 a march was held in Washington, D.C., in the USA. It is one of the most important marches to ever happen in the United States. On Wednesday, August 28, 2013 it will be the 50th anniversary of what happen. 
 What do you think this world would be like if this march didn't happen? 
 How much have things changed since the march happened?

Who's The Boss

 I know that this post will get some mad, but it has been on my mind for the few weeks and I have finally gotten around to writing it.
 I realized not long ago one of the big problems that the Episcopal Church (and other denominations) has, and I really don't think that we really notice it. It's sad that it exist, and I am not exactly sure how to solve and change things.

Vengeance Is Mine

 I have been listening and watching the things related to Trayvon Martin over the last week, and I am finding it interesting. Now I thought the jury would come back with Manslaughter, I am not going to say anything wrong with the final verdict, as they are the ones whose opinion is the one that matters most.

A Hidden Influence

 Even though I know what the job of a Bishop is, I never really realized how much influence that a Bishop can have over ones life in the ways that one thinks. But this is something that I have just recently realized happens. Now I know that it all isn't because of the Bishop, but this Bishop came to mind when I noticed something in the congregation that I have been attending lately.