Labor Day Reminds Us of Vastness of Harvest

In the “church biz,” we have an official calendar to follow, often called the liturgical year or the church calendar. The Book of Common Prayer calls it “The Calendar of the Church Year” (pp. 15-33), which is then supplemented by Lesser Feasts and Fasts, recently renamed Holy Women, Holy Men. The worship lives of Episcopalians center around these seasonal rites. In the meantime, contemporary society has given us the “Hallmark calendar,” for which all manne... Read More
Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Monday, August 29, 2016

Back in the saddle with memories to warm the seat

As Gene Autry used to sing, “I’m back in the saddle again.” I probably would not even know this old song if not for my father, who adored the old 1930s westerns and used to spend literally all day Saturday at the movies. Yes, I am back in the saddle again, but mine is a musical and liturgical saddle. In fact, it is the only saddle for which I am qualified and at which I am successful. I am not coordinated enough to ride a horse or catch a ball, but somehow I am coordinated ... Read More
Posted by Dr. David Ouzts at Wednesday, August 24, 2016