Making the Stranger Our Neighbor

As we begin another school year, we may tend to over focus on the context of our positions as Chaplains. We may set goals for our curricula, chapel programs, and pastoral ministries, which... Read More »

St. Benedict Was On to Something

The first days of school are soon upon us and we all know what that means: handbooks. Employee handbooks, parent handbooks, student handbooks and, yes, even trustee handbooks! These handbooks teach... Read More »

Summer Reading for the Grown-Ups

Here are good reads of all kinds, from beach books to professional literature and everything in between. Happy reading from all of us at NAES! Books to Breeze Thorough This Summer: New York Times... Read More »

A Glimpse of Lenten Service

Each year our seventh grade Applied Christianity: Ethics and Moral Living Christian Education students develop an almsgiving program for our school, St. Mark’s Cathedral School in Shreveport,... Read More »

Feasting and Fasting

In my former life, I taught Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises at an evangelical college every year. I always struggled a bit when we arrived at the section describing the Fiesta de San... Read More »

The Survey Says…

If you ever need an inspiring reminder about the spiritual diversity and curiosity of your Episcopal school students, I recommend giving your students a Chaplain’s Survey and documenting the... Read More »

What Is Your Kuleana?

In Hawaiian culture there is a word, kuleana (koo-leh-ah-na). Literally, it means responsibility. As chaplains and teachers in Episcopal schools our kuleana may be to plan and organize chapels, teach... Read More »

The Thin Places

Whenever I find myself in a sacred space I am somehow changed, conscious as if for the first time of that liminal place between heaven and earth. It doesn’t matter whether I’m with... Read More »

The Holy Places All Around Us

As we move through the Advent season once again, I am reminded that the stories of Jesus’ birth and early ministry mention many specific places. Place is important in these stories, and it... Read More »