My old classmate from seminary, Brother Adam McCoy, had a rather different (and thought provoking) reflection on the inauguration. It gave me plenty of food for thought. If you are interested, you can read it here:  “Different Values.”

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My friend Jim Richardson linked to this post of an article by Matin Marty (found in Ekklesia) in his blog (fiat lux).  It is about the appropriateness of using Jesus in public prayers (like the inauguration).  I think it’s food for thought.  If you’re interested, you can see the article here:  “Inaugurating Jesus?

 

Brian Baker gives us this prayer from the servce leaflet for the prayer service at the National Cathedral.  It was given as the closing prayer for the inaugural events by The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church:

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If you would like to see the prayers given at the inauguration by Pastors Rick Warren and Joseph Lowery, my friend Jim Richardson has them on his sight here: “Pastors Rick Warren and Joseph Lowery inauguration prayers.”

Gene Robinson gave a prayer to kick off the inauguration events on Monday.  Most people did’t see it, hear it, or read about it.  If you would like to see the prayer, click here:  “Bishop Gene Robinson’s prayer few heard.”

I don’t think I’ve ever watched an inauguration before.  If I did, I have no memory of doing so.

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You might be interested in Gene Robinson’s posting about his participation in the inaugural events.  If so you can click here http://canterburytalesfromthefringe.blogspot.com/2009/01/washington-tales-from-closer-to-center.html.