Three Kings

I have to admit that, as a child, I loved the Three Kings — those seemingly magical figures with long names and exotic gifts. But it wasn’t until my family moved to Puerto Rico that I... Read More »

Do You See What I See?

We ask ourselves this question each Advent season, mainly because it’s the opening query of the night wind to the little lamb in the holiday classic ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’ Bing... Read More »

Understanding Advent

Speaking to children about theology, the church’s teachings, or liturgical seasons requires far more than coming up with a mental script. It demands pretty extensive pre-processing. I so wish... Read More »

Far from the Tree

While looking for something to watch last week, I encountered Andrew Solomon’s remarkable documentary, Far from the Tree. Based on his bestselling book of the same name, this moving film is a... Read More »

Holy Scripture & Social Media

In response to the constant use of social media and cell phones, Campbell Hall invited a technology expert who consults with law enforcement to speak with our 7th graders in small groups. You could... Read More »

Sacred Candles

I think that most of us who are either clergy or laypeople actively involved in ministry would admit that, despite our best efforts, our family’s spiritual life is not always a picture of... Read More »

Make the Stranger Our Neighbor

As chaplain of an Episcopal School with a long and storied history dating back to the American War for Independence, I appreciate the role of continuing the historical legacy of the Anglican ethos. I... Read More »


Simon Peter first met Christ on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, a story we hear in the fifth chapter of the Book of Luke. During a single morning, Peter changed the direction of his life,... Read More »

Explaining Episcopal Identity

There was a time, not so long ago, when the vast majority of students at my school (St. Mark’s, Southborough, MA) were church-attending Episcopalians. Thus there was really no need to explain,... Read More »

An Attitude of Gratitude

We all know that our mood affects everything and everyone around us. Bad traffic, a difficult start to the day, feeling overworked or underappreciated — any one of these can send us into a... Read More »