Writing

sermons
articles, presentations, and lectures
books and books in progress

Walt is working on a number of book projects, both academic and more popular. While he has no hope of catching up to his scholar-priest hero, he at least shares with St. Augustine of having written a book in a related area that is nearly lost. There are still a few copies of his 20-year-old book on multimedia programming floating about the internet. Good luck at finding it!

The list which will go in Walt’s Retractionum libri duo begins with his dissertation:

“Numbering Liturgy: An Augustinian Aesthetics Of Worship.” PhD, Berkeley, CA: Graduate Theological Union, 2009.
While Walt is revising Numbering Liturgy for publication, you can find it at Proquest Dissertation Express, document 304888404.

Drenched in Grace: Essays in Baptismal Ecclesiology by the Work and Ministry of Louis Weil (edited with Lizette Larson-Miller), Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2013, is a collection of essays celebrating Louis Weil's life of priestly ministry, study, and teaching. Louis was one of the youngest scholars to work on the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer, 1979 and one of my mentors in my doctoral program. There are some great essays by the Graduate Theological Union faculty (Andrea Bieler, Michael Aune, Arthur Holder, Lizette Larson-Miller, and Mary McGann—whose article on ecological liturgy is a must-read), a couple of great Episcopal Church bishops (Frank Griswold and J. Neil Alexander) and lots more.
Go buy a copy from Amazon or any of the usual booksellers. You won't regret it.

Encountering the Eucharist Again for the First Time is really more a pamphlet than a book. It started out as a series of adult education talks during Easter of 2004 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, in Kenmore, WA, where Walt was Associate Rector for Liturgy and Music.

Cooking up the Marriage Supper of the Lamb is an homage to one of my favorite theological writers, Robert Farrar Capon (and his Supper of the Lamb). It began life as a series of talks given to clergy and musicians in the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield, at the invitation of Bishop Dan Martins.

We don’t live in a fourth-century fishing village—or maybe we do: Holy Week and Easter for the twenty-first century is my working title for a project that grew out of my lecture at Nashotah House. We often think that the liturgies for Holy Week and Easter came down on tablets, ferried from heaven by angels, to Bishop Cyril of Jerusalem in the mid-fourth century, but the services in the Book of Common Prayer are the result of many traditions coming together over 1500 years. I tease out those origins, what each liturgy means, and how we might rethink them to make them as meaningful for us as they were in Jerusalem.