Keep on Keepin' On
, September 9, 2015
Through the course of this summer many of us have had the opportunity to step away from the “usual” and the “everyday” with a bit of what the British call "holiday". Holiday affords us the time and occasion to explore a bit beyond ourselves, to travel, to see what we have never seen, or perhaps to see something again with newly awakened and opened eyes; to see what’s really there. For many, holiday is the chance to read.
Letter from the Cathedral
, June 3, 2015
I recently had the opportunity to attend a writing workshop at the National Cathedral taught by Barbara Brown Taylor, author of An Altar in the World and Learning to Walk in the Dark and Nora Gallagher, author of Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic and Things Seen and Unseen. Attending this workshop was exciting yet intimidating at the same time because we would have to actually write and share our writing during the workshop! It’s one of those things you know is coming and you wonder why you signed up, but then you are really glad you did. Otherwise, how else do we learn?
Ministry & Infrastructure
, April 22, 2015
My time is starting to wind down at Virginia Theological Seminary as a graduating senior, and I will transition to full time ministry at Christ Church as a Ministry Resident. This also means my time will slowly come to an end working in the Center for the Ministry of Teaching. I like to think that the CMT is a hidden gem at VTS where some innovative faith formation work happens in the digital realm. We look at churches, dioceses, and organizations across the country for great ideas that need to be shared while simultaneously developing our own content on our various content platforms.
Saying Goodbye for Now
, February 18, 2015
“We live a life of departures,” one of my seminary professors once said. “We are given all these opportunities to practice and prepare for the final departure,” he went on to say. That’s why goodbyes are hard. There is loss and grieving around goodbyes, just as there is loss and grieving around change and death.