The St. Bede Blog

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Reflecting on the Weekend

I had a lot of fun this weekend down at Holy Trinity, Decatur. It was great to catch up with the rector, Greg Tallant, (M went through the discernment process with him and we...

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On the End of Scripture

Imagine the balls it takes to write a book on Scripture interpretation, then to basically say that there comes a point when you don’t need the Bible any more… I’ve been re-read the work...

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Working Out Bugs

Still fussing with some stuff to make sure that everything is fully functional. Could someone post some comments here? I haven’t seen any yet, and want to make sure that’s working properly. If you’re...

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The Liturgical Addendum

My sincere apologies to the General Convention translation crew… The appendix to the Standing Commission on Liturgy & Music (SCLM) resolutions has now been made public. It can be found here (in a 264 page...

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Blog Revamp

After a decade, it’s time to rework the blog and my approach to it. When I picked the name “haligweorc” it seemed like a good choice—I was hip-deep in my dissertation, working with a...

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The Baltimore Riots

Many readers know that I live in the northern part of South Baltimore. We’re less than a mile away from the Inner Harbor, the downtown area and Camden Yards where the Orioles play. While...

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SCLM Resolution on Article X

There has been a great deal of online discussion over the last couple of days regarding the intentions of the Standing Commission on Liturgy & Music around the Article X resolution. For those who...

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Drifting Thoughts

I think modern Christianity simply doesn’t get “allegorical” interpretation as practiced by the Church Fathers & Mothers and their early medieval interpetive heirs. At its heart, allegorial/spiritual/mystical (the last two were the terms they...