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Joanna Depue "DJ/Deacon J" writes original songs and liturgies, does daily Farm office work and records Barbara's eMos on The Geranium Farm. A singer and dog trainer she utilizes healing touch in her private massage practice. PLEASE share YOUR original ideas for worship, special liturgies, prayers, songs, sermons and noteworthy blogs right here.
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Snapshot of an Episcopal Theologian

He was born and died in South Carolina Appalachia.  He started out with wealth, fought in the Civil War, lost his health, wealth, and survived the death of his wife and son.

With only intelligence and Holy Orders to his credit he accepted the call to be chaplain to a small Episcopal University in Tennessee.  Once at Sewanee his faith grew; he established its School of Theology - yes, that School of Theology at Sewanee, The University of the South, so famous now for its widespread EFM (Education for Ministry) program.

William Porcher Dubose wrote amazing books during his lifetime, including The Gospel in the Gospels.   He was appreciated abroad for his insights, Oxford movement proponents praising him as "the wisest writer on both sides of the Atlantic".  Like his Lord before him, Dubois was 'a prophet without honor in his own house', even to the point of being threatened with a heresy trial in America.

The Rev. W.P. Dubose died on August 18, 1918 neither famous nor rich.  Much later a biographer caught his gift and essence in this observation: "He was a live voice in an age of many echoes."

-source Saints Galore by Forward Movement


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