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A Word: Unbound Grace

by Drew Downs
Unbound Grace

The parable reveals how blind the rich man is to reality. And in reading it, Jesus hopes we won’t continue to share the same delusion. Lazarus and the rich man: a parable of hope Proper 21C Luke 16:19-31 By Rev. Drew Downs Photo by Rudolf Kirchner from Pexels A rich man, a poor man, and a chasm between […]

Fresh Voices Art Show

by Drew Downs
Art Show

St. Stephen’s is hosting its first art show beginning September 15. It will feature Indiana State University students and alumni. Driving down 7th, north of Wabash in Terre Haute, lampost flags declare this is the arts corridor. Triangulating the natural points of artistic interest are simple: from the Swope, down to the New Theater on […]

The Scandal of Holy Week

by Drew Downs
The Scandal of Holy Week

I grew up with Holy Week. As a life-long Episcopalian, Holy Week was a natural part of my upbringing. Just as all the seasons of the church were. But really Holy Week wasn’t a week. It was a couple of days. For me, Holy Week meant just Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. After a season […]