Posts By: Tripp

Finding Myself in the Sound of Peacemaking #wgfest15

Posted July 22, 2015 @ 11:45pm | by Tripp

This summer I was asked to pitch in as the Liturgical Coordinator at the Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, NC, a little town located just outside of Asheville on the Appalachian Trail. I'm ready to pack my bags and live there if I can figure out how to do so. But that's another...

 

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What Is Wild Goose Liturgy? #wgfest15

Posted July 10, 2015 @ 4:22pm | by Tripp

What is going on here?You have stepped through the veilinto a temple without walls jet-lagged,road weary, burned out, intrigued, hopeful,enthusiastic, and just a little confused.You have entered a basilicawhere the dome of heaven itself is the ceiling.Shrines and altars line the...

 

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Show Me Your #Selfie

Posted June 24, 2015 @ 10:48am | by Tripp

There are a great many articles about the digital terror we call the "selfie." Narcissistic, they say. Shallow, they say. A sign of the end of civilization, they say. Hyperbole aside, I want it known that I love your selfie.It's true. I do. And I want to see more of them.This...

 

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A Change In The Music

Posted June 16, 2015 @ 10:36am | by Tripp

Once I imagined God or the spirit of the universe as a conductor of sorts. You know, standing there in front of all creation waving her arms frantically in the attempt to get us all to play nicely together. Or, at the very least, to play some semblance of what was on the page. This is, of course,...

 

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On The Way Home

Posted June 7, 2015 @ 11:59pm | by Tripp

There's a lot that could be said about today's drive home from the church picnic. A lot.For example, I could say that the hospitality shown my eight-week old child was heartwarming. I could say that the sermon was challenging and well wrought. I could say that the sky was that...

 

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Liturgy and Mission: Why Rachel and Keith Are Right

Posted May 7, 2015 @ 1:00pm | by Tripp

When did you last think about the relationship between your community's worship practices and their missions? It's such a loaded conversation. What makes for "mission"? Why do we set the two practices - what we do in worship and what we do after - at odds with one another? Is it...

 

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