The Shire is a column written for Confess And Teach For Unity by Gandalf the White (aka, the Rev. Fr. Burnell F. Eckardt, Jr., Ph.D., pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical-Lutheran Church, Kewanee, Illinois, a Contributing Editor of Logia , and Editor-in-Chief of Gottesdienst magazine). You can send responses and questions to the White Wizard by simply replying to the messages you receive. Please note that, due to constraints of time and the volume of mail he receives, Gandalf may not be able to respond to every note sent to him.
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