Episcopal Church


On the Holy Mountain

In the southeast Episcopalians call Sewanee, TN the “holy mountain.” Home of the University of the South it is a beautiful mountain top with gorgeous views, woods, and trails. I was able to take the last three days on a retreat, mostly just a chance to recharge and prepare for a couple of retreats I […]


Prostrate Upon The Ground 1

We recently had a clergy conference for our diocese and it was hosted in our local parish. The lectures were given in the sanctuary and our topic was alcoholism and addiction. As the speaker described St. Augustine’s own moment of release from his own sins, the saint, lying prostrate on the ground beneath the fig tree, […]


Jesus was an Episcopalian?! 3

I saw this book, Jesus Was An Episcopalian (And You Can Be One Too!): A Newcomer’s Guide to the Episcopal Church, referenced on a listserv and while I am an Episcopalian I am certain that Jesus was not. This is the sort of thing that makes me so frustrated with our church and reminds me […]


Chilton on his new book “Abraham’s Curse” 1

I came across this article today. I commented earlier on an interview with Bruce in the Chronicle of Higher Education about the same book. Having not yet read the book, my questions remain… Q&A with: Bard College’s Bruce Chilton | PoughkeepsieJournal.com | Poughkeepsie Journal Q&A with: Bard College’s Bruce Chilton Tell us about “Abraham’s Curse.” […]


Photo: Trinity Church, Fishkill NY

I am on the road today and tomorrow, but after lunch today I had the privilege of visiting one of the oldest Anglican churches in America. Trinity Church, Fishkill NY is over 250 years old and the building itself is 240 years old. The historical marker reads: Organized by Rev. Samuel Seabury [in] 1756, built […]


Lenten Devotional: What are we doing? 1

1 Therefore let us go on toward perfection, leaving behind the basic teaching about Christ, and not laying again the foundation: repentance from dead works and faith toward God, 2 instruction about baptisms, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. (Heb. 6:1-2) The Episcopal church is now well known for our […]


Rick is Right 7

As is so often the case, my friend Rick is right. Presiding Bishop – Heal thyself! Turns out that five Anglican primates have announced their intention to boycott the 2008 Lambeth Conference. (I wish they would not. Even if it turns out Lambeth 2008 is a waste of time and effort – at least give […]


Seabury: “Not Closing”

This is a dramatic set of events. I do not know the details so I will simply pass this along from Akma and say that those of us who pray, should include Seabury, its students, factulty, and staff in our prayers. Akma has pointed out that the official release is here. Not Closing I spent […]