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St. Joe Strummer

// September 26th, 2014 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

This week, we honor St. Joe Strummer, the guitarist and lyricist for seminal punk bands, the 101ers and the Clash.  His later career with the Mescaleros was equally rich.  Perhaps this is a selfish choice.  Paul and I are just huge fans.  We never miss an opportunity to include one of Joe’s songs in our […]

St. Dorothy Day

// September 19th, 2014 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

As we are quickly hurtling toward All Saints Day, it is time for the 2nd annual Church in the Cliff canonization of saints.  Each year, we select a few people who exemplify something that we understand about ourselves as a church.  Like the Catholic Church, our saints must be dead and must have performed miracles.  […]

I Want to Forget

// September 12th, 2014 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

This is the 11th of September.  I began the day with an easy run in a soft rain, the gray clouds making the green foliage seem to glow with its own light.  It is unusually cool out for this time of year in Texas, perhaps signaling an early Fall.  What’s left of my lawn after […]

Church Fight!

// September 5th, 2014 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

Church in the Cliff has been through some transitions in the past five years.  I say, “transitions,” but anyone who has been around through that time knows that I really mean “meltdowns.”  As with any group of human beings that try to get together and sustain relationships, there is sometimes conflict.  That is unavoidable.  However, […]

Rest from Our Labors

// August 29th, 2014 // 1 Comment » // Church in The Cliff

You may have noticed, even through the haze of a beer-soaked, three-day weekend, that this is Labor Day Weekend.  We all know this is the unofficial end of summer and, therefore, the day I have to stop wearing my fancy white suits, but it’s also a day that we celebrate labor by taking a break […]

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