Entries by Amelia Fannin

Change the Script (from the archive)

Sermon: June 19, 2016 (Proper 7, Year C) 1 Kings 19:1–15a; Galatians 3:23–29; Psalm 42: 1–10; Luke 8:26–39 Grace Episcopal Church, Newton, Massachusetts The Rev. Dr. Regina L. Walton   It’s always startling when the comedian Stephen Colbert drops his act and delivers a jokeless monologue straight into the camera, as he did last Monday night on “The […]

A Standing Invitation . . .

I have a strange job. Every year, I get to invite people not to a party or a feast, but to a fast. Or, rather, a season of fasting. After the homily on Ash Wednesday, the minister is to stand before the people and invite them to the observance of a holy Lent, in words […]

Salsa-Dancing and Sharing Our Faith

A number of you joined in our Grace Discussion Group discussion with Bishop Gayle Harris on Sunday, about sharing our faith with others. One of the things that came out of that discussion for me is that for some of us, this is very natural and has long been a part of our lives—but we […]