Blog in review: June 2006

June 2006 was good for blogging: I found fun — some quirky — resources for church life.

Cool nineteenth-century Universalist fact

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Walt Whitman, when in Washington, D.C., worshipped in the Universalist parish.

Masonic Hall today

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

James (Pereginato) pointed out that the Masonic Hall, where the Washington Universalist parish met when Walt Whitman was a visitor (c. 1870), was not demolished as I had feared.

“Liberala Himnaro” hymn list in English

Friday, June 9th, 2006

I realized that if you take the translated-from-English hymns in this collection, plus the Consultation on Ecumenical Hymnody’s 150 and you get a really good working set for a moderate to liberal Protestant church.

The parson wears black outdoors

Tuesday, June 13th, 2006
[W]e have to visualize the cappa nigra which I would offer for your ecclesiastic sartorial consideration.

How tall should a temporary communion table be?

Sunday, June 18th, 2006
The idea came to me when I was reading a decades-old report on the height of kitchen fixtures.

The Hymnal Code

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

I wanted to share an old semi-secret about how that hymnal was put together.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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