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The Liturgical Door

by the Rev. Scott Walters


As we begin to imagine a world of less physical separation, and the liturgies of Holy Week draw near (and, yes, since I haven’t been able to find the bandwidth this week…), I thought I’d post an article I wrote several years ago in the Christian Century. They titled it “Bodies at Worship.” I

On the Cusp

by the Ven. Mimsy Jones


*cusp: a dividing line between two very different things


One cold, bright-blue day in Colorado, I boarded a chairlift with my husband Frank.  We strapped ourselves into seats that reminded me of the seats on Ferris wheels that my brother and I rode as children.  But on this ‘ride’ there were long narrow skis attached to

Feeling Hopeful

by the Rev. Amber Carswell


In the past two weeks, I’ve been experiencing a strange sensation. Maybe you have, too. It feels like something long-forgotten, recently resurfacing—like an old song on the radio, one you hadn’t thought of in twenty years, but to whose every word you can sing along. My friends, to put it plainly, I am feeling hopeful.




by the Rev. Buddy Stallings


It’s been so long since I have seen all of you; and although this present experience of “seeing” you, of being with you through these words is far from fully satisfying (for me), this process delights me. At the outset, though, I must offer a fair warning: I may just babble. Gretchen, my dog, has

Brother Bill

by the Rev. Paul McLain


Not long after I first arrived at Calvary, the Reverend Bill Kolb sent me an email welcoming me to Calvary and Memphis, letting me know we share a mutual interest in pastoral care and inviting me to lunch at a midtown restaurant at 2:30. I emailed Bill back and said, ‘This all sounds wonderful, but

New Chronicle Issue

The Chronicle newsletter includes events and stories of how Calvary is making God’s love visible in downtown Memphis. If you have a story idea, submit it to Director of Communications Robyn Banks.

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Thoughts on an Ashless Ash Wednesday

by the Rev. Scott Walters


For the first Ash Wednesday since Ardelle and I entered the Episcopal Church 24 years ago, I won’t receive the imposition of ashes on my forehead by another Christian today, hearing the loving and unadorned reminder that I am dust, and to dust I shall return. This is a great loss for me.

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Tending and Repair

by the Rev. Scott Walters


The 100 North Main building is an instance of something I’ve wondered at since my house building days. One would think that humans wear out the things we build. And, of course, we do. Boot soles and palms rub stair treads and handrails slowly to dust one touch at a time.


But when

Mardi Gras Floats

Calling all Calvary Krewes! Decorate your parade “float” (car, wagon, bike, etc) in your best Mardi Gras decorations for a chance to win a King Cake for your family and the royal title until Mardi Gras 2022. Please send a picture and a video of your float to gmunn@calvarymemphis.org by Feb. 9.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!


Shakespeare and QAnon

by the Rev. Amber Carswell


Shakespeare’s Othello and Much Ado About Nothing are two sides of the same coin. Both stories feature couples in love and evil antagonists who plot to thwart that love by sowing lies amidst the good wheat. Much Ado‘s comedic arc, where the lovers overcome Don John’s shadowy machinations to ultimately be joined in marital bless,