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Praying the Inauguration – Who prayed what and who cares how?

We are almost done with inauguration week. Almost. The National Prayer Service, a tradition which dates back to 1789, is happening today, but many prayers have been publicly offered this week and a few have generated great discussion even before they were offered. First it was announced that Rick Warren would provide the invocation at the inauguration itself. Many people were furious at this given Warren’s stance on homosexuality. I was able to hear this […]

“It’s a new day” “History is being made” “This is an historical moment”

Of course every day is new and every inauguration is an historic moment. But I am not going to rant about this pet peeve of mine, rather to say this is an amazing moment, no matter whether you are a Republican, Democrat, Green, or Libertarian. Obama’s inauguration signals a distinct shift in American history. For example, NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli has been doing a series on Race and Politics in Europe Today. Many times she has […]

Gene Robinson to give invocation at inauguration

New England Network News is reporting that Robinson will give the invocation at an (the?) opening inaugural event at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday. Rick Warren is still giving the invocation at the inauguration itself. A Fox News station in Vermont also has the story here. Episcopal CafĂ© now has the story as well with an email directly from Robinson.