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 »

The Little Way

These last few weeks in most of our communities will stretch us in two directions: we will be weary, worn, and tired, but simultaneously inspired, energized, and touched by the multitude of... Read More »

Sacred Flames

A few nights ago, I entered Belmont Chapel at St. Mark's School in Southborough to light candles for an evening chapel service. A group of theater students were in the chapel rehearsing a performance that they were going to be giving that night. One of the theater students — a tall, wiry kid with the energy of a thousand suns — immediately dropped character and asked if he could help. Read More »

Restoring the Covenant

I was privileged recently to hear Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks speak at Trinity School here in New York. The former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, Sacks is a major thought-leader who speaks and writes about religion, ethics, and society. Read More »