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Following The Way of Ignorance by Dr. Julien Smith

Praise ignorance, for what manhas not encountered he has not destroyed.—from “Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front,” in The Country of Marriage by Wendell Berry These lines are taken from one of my favorite poems by the poet, novelist and essayist Wendell Berry. As its title suggests, the poem is a manifesto proclaimed by a farmer whose “madness” consists in his refusal to…

Ahmaud Arbery and the Episcopal Church’s Response to Racism by Aaron Morrison

On February 23rd of this year, Ahmaud Arbery, while jogging through a neighborhood in Brunswick, Georgia, was murdered by two white men who allegedly thought he resembled someone who had been committing burglaries in the area. Ahmaud’s black body carried the presumption of guilt in those men’s eyes, and that was enough to justify arming themselves and shooting him. As of today,…

Re-examining piety amidst pestilence by A. Morrison

Greetings to my St. Andrew’s Church Family, This COVID 19 Pandemic has caused significant disruptions to our lives. Among these disruptions is the loss of our regular in-person public worship on Sundays. While we grieve these losses of our previous consistency, I think our current situation provides us an opportunity to renew our individual devotional lives in Christ. For me, this time…