Haiti: Singing to Push Back the Dark

St. Andre’s Episcopal Church and School, Hinche, Haiti, Easter Eve, 1999. The first fire at Easter is being kindled in the dark at the back of the church, and it truly is dark, as the town... Read More »

Show Up. Listen. Tell the Truth.

From February 4-6, over fifty chaplains and teachers of religion gathered at Virginia Theological Seminary for the 2010 ChapToR conference. Amidst the ever-falling snow, we reflected together on the... Read More »

Watching and Waiting

On the evening of the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6, 2010), I had a very strange and telling experience in church! The service had begun, at the church I was attending that evening, and the priest... Read More »

Daring to Listen

Over the summer, the House of Bishops unanimously passed a theological statement on interfaith relations that affirms the Christian call to reach out in love and genuine openness to know and to... Read More »

Disturb Us, Lord

I was privileged to spend two days at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire this past November to attend the fourth annual New England Independent School Spirituality Conference. The... Read More »

Throwing Down the Gauntlets

In medieval days, a knight dressed in full armor which included gauntlets, leather gloves with an extended cuff that covered part of the forearm. When a knight wanted to challenge a fellow knight or... Read More »

Starting Over

I have been reading, much to my delight, a series of addresses by Tad Roach, Head of St. Andrew’s School in Delaware, published in booklet form by the school under the title, Reflections from... Read More »

What’s Your Story?

During a recent visit to an Episcopal school, I happened upon a history of the school that had been written on the occasion of its centennial. What impressed me more than its beautiful layout and... Read More »

An Attitude of Gratitude

As educators in Episcopal schools, we recognize that preparing students academically is just one part of our mission. A hallmark of Episcopal schools is the integration of spiritual formation into... Read More »

The Quiet Car

Whenever I ride Amtrak, I head directly for what is called the Quiet Car. It is the one car on each Amtrak train where cell phone usage is prohibited and only quiet conversations are allowed.... Read More »