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Coming Close | Beautiful Fruit

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 I recently discovered a new type of apple in our refrigerator crisper. Have you tried a Honey Crisp apple yet? Wow, it’s a beautiful thing! It has just the right balance of sweetness and crispness. I enjoyed both its flavor and its texture, two things that are important to me in an apple. I don’t […]

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Coming Close | Citizenship in Heaven

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  “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,” Philippians 3:20   I am certain that the events of election night affected each of our people at the Cathedral very differently, even if we are all pretty bleary-eyed after staying up too late. For some there […]

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Coming Close | Honoring Feminam

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It’s been a challenging week. My wife, Jenny, is out of town on a mission trip ministering to orphans in China, so that means that I have never appreciated her more. Having a week’s glance at her ministry to our family has caused me to give whole hearted and extra thanks to the Lord for […]

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Coming Close | Sorrow at the Curse of the Fall

Peet Dickinson

 And the LORD said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground.” ~ Genesis 4:10   Again and again and again it keeps happening. Pride that leads to the Fall that leads to jealousy that leads to anger that leads to hate that leads to destruction […]

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Coming Close | Holy Week: How do I fit it in?

Peet Dickinson

I saw an ad for UPS the other day that said, “We (heart) logistics.” I’m glad someone loves logistics. I, on the other hand, am quite overwhelmed and wearied by logistics. What can “Brown” do for me? Help me figure out how to fit all my logistics in? And then comes Holy Week. This is […]

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Coming Close | Transfiguring our Past and Future

The Rev. Dr. Russ Parker

Names always have great meaning in the Bible, and the very first place where the people of Israel camped in the Promised Land after their Exodus and 40 years of wandering in the wilderness was called Gilgal. Why that name? Because Gilgal sounds like the Hebrew word for “to roll.” We read in Joshua chapter […]

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Coming Close | Handmade Imago Dei

Peet Dickinson

This Sunday I will be preaching from our Old Testament lectionary text appointed for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, which is Jeremiah 1:4-10. This text, which is the call of Jeremiah to his prophetic ministry, describes what must have been a terribly devastating and yet magnificently empowering moment in his life. As so many […]

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Coming Close | A Significant Week in Canterbury

Peet Dickinson

Last week the 38 leaders, known as Primates, of the 38 member provinces of the national churches around the global Anglican Communion met in Canterbury under the leadership of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. This was a meeting of extreme importance because many speculated that, depending on how things went, it could mean an […]

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Coming Close | Every Year Resolution

Peet Dickinson

  How many of us are making a new New Year’s Resolution? How many of us are making the very same New Year’s Resolution we make every year hoping that one of these days we’re going to fulfill it? I have always admired those people who have the kind of discipline to fulfill their New […]

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Coming Close – Love in the deepest shade of twilight

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At the Cathedral, we talk a lot about Being the Heart of God for the Heart of Charleston, and that perhaps evokes all different kinds of ideas of what that means and how that’s lived out. For some, it may seem a bit overwhelming or out of reach to conceive of how exactly this vision […]

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