Communion at Home during a Pandemic: an Addendum

My prior post was the letter I published online for my congregation addressing our acts of worship and communion during the current pandemic. This current post is an addendum responding to discussions being held online among clergy colleagues and leaders of the church. Addendum: Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has said that this pandemic might beContinue reading “Communion at Home during a Pandemic: an Addendum”

It’s ok to be weary

It’s ok to be weary tired exhausted spent worn out doneit doesn’t feel ok, of course, to be weary. I know it doesn’t feel ok, and so does your co-worker, neighbor, and friend. Your boss knows too, but probably won’t let on. Work needs to get done, of course. You see, we all know it,Continue reading “It’s ok to be weary”

Fitness for Ministry

Today I begin resume a new journey, a journey of fitness for ministry. You see, I’m not fit for ministry. For the ministry of National Guard Chaplaincy, that is. On and off for the past several years I’ve been discerning service in the National Guard as a chaplain. [In a future post I’ll write more aboutContinue reading “Fitness for Ministry”

The Provision of Health Insurance by Religious Employers

I'm a big advocate of the separation of church and state. Knowing this, the other day someone asked me how I felt about the controvery surrounding health care, contraception, and religious employers. Here's my line of thought: The government has an interest in guaranteeing non-discriminatory access to health care coverage. Medical contraception is part ofContinue reading “The Provision of Health Insurance by Religious Employers”