Christ Church as Midwife
, April 5, 2017
When my call to the priesthood first came in, it was born with a twin, to be a writer. I paid a lot of attention to the priest part for the first seven years and not much time developing myself as a writer. When I was granted a sabbatical in 2015, I began a creative writing program through Seattle Pacific University. It is the only low-residency writing program in the country that is also explicitly Christian. It attracts the most incredible people I have ever met. All of us so different, from all walks of life, but we all share two things: a love for God and a need to make Art through writing.
A Quiet Day in Lent
, February 25, 2015
An important writer of the 21st century is the poet, novelist, and essayist Wendell Berry. Though he has no idea of his influence, Wendell has had a profound impact on my ministry.
Art Inspiring Friends Inspiring Art
, September 10, 2014
A few weeks ago, I gave myself the visual treat of taking in the Mary Cassatt/ Edgar Degas exhibit at the National Gallery, there through October 5. The paintings are gorgeous and to see the way these artists speak to one another, fostered by their artistic friendship was fascinating. I highly recommend the $5 audio tour.