Well, it seems I've been quoted in the Washington Post, too. Nice.
Before Sunday worship.
Part of the reason (and in addition to what I wrote yesterday) I'll be using military allusions in the sermon, naturally enough, is because Monday is Memorial Day. If this never-ending rain and glum lifts -- even if for a couple of hours -- I'll go visit the grave of Henry Noble Couden. He was a Universalist minister and for a quarter-century the chaplain for the
House of Representatives. A Union soldier, Couden was blinded at Vickburg.
He, his wife, and one of his two sons are buried at Arlington National Cemetery . (His other son, the Rev. Will Couden was the interim minister here in Washington during the First World War.)
After Sunday worship. A few church members asked about the Commission on Appraisal report mentioned in the press article. Here's that commission's website, too.