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The Rev. Ian Punnett The Rev. Ian Punnett is an Episcopal deacon based in St. Paul, MN, and the author of a popular book on how to pray when you're angry with God. For many years he was a popular radio talk show host.

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The Rev. Ian Punnett

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The Rev. Ian Punnett is an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church who has served most recently at St. Clement's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and earned his master of divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta.

Ian has for many years been a popular radio talk show host on stations in Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta, and Minneapolis-St. Paul, where he co-hosted a morning program with his wife Margery. He was also the weekend host of the nationally syndicated program Coast to Coast AM.

He's the author of "How to Pray When You're P****d at God," published by Random House. For more information visit

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The Rev. Ian Punnett

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18th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

September 22, 2013

The Rev. Ian Punnett (TEC)

Just to get re-acquainted, I am Ian Punnett.  I'm an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church.  Not everybody understands the difference between a deacon and a priest, and I understand that because the diaconate is expressed differently in various traditions; but remember that deacons, while less known or understood than the priesthood as holy orders go, actually there were deacons before there were priests.  And in the Episcopal Church, we are considered a separate but equal holy order.

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