ECMN Clergy Gathering
Lay Leadership Day - Online
The best grounding practice for any kind of ministry is to take time to notice where you're seeing the Holy Spirit at work. Doing this both as an individual and with the team you serve is a key grounding practice of discipleship -- believing that this ministry is itself holy, and not just a stepping stone required for something else holy that someone else is doing. And then treating it like a key part of your spiritual practice, trusting that God is showing up where you are serving. … More Lay Leaders + Spiritual Infrastructure
Last week, I added my signature to this open letter asking Governor Walz to stop construction on the Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline. As many of you know, I have also attended and spoken at several demonstrations against construction of the line, led by our partners at MN Interfaith Power and Light. I signed the letter and spoke at … More What Does Love Look Like?
Practices, pacing, purpose – all of these are at the heart of what we seek to offer in the courses and workshops of the School for Formation. And perhaps in community in your congregation or in one of our courses you might find some new courage to say hello to darkness. As you look at the months ahead, these resources are available to you. If feeding your mind and learning in community with other Episcopalians feels like Good News to you, register now for one of our courses that begin in the new year. … More Pacing through winter
I spent part of this first weekend of Advent putting up a big, pink Christmas tree that Melissa picked out as a wonderfully playful addition to the mid-century modern look of our still new-to-us home. As a young priest, I embraced the role of the Advent curmudgeon with gusto and resisted Christmas creep with the … More The Invitation of Advent