Category: evangelism

Lent Madness!

As many of you will know by now, I’m involved with Lent Madness this year. What’s Lent Madness, you say? It’s a fun-filled way to learn a bit about saints. Inspired by college baskbetball’s...

Practicing our slogan

“The Episcopal Church welcomes you!” That’s our deal, right? We’re welcoming. Or not so much. Now that I’m not serving in a parish, I have been visiting lots of Episcopal congregations. It’s been illuminating,...

When simple is best

Simple is often best. Of course, that’s easier said than done. One of my tech colleagues at MIT used to keep a quote on his office white board: “Nothing is simple by accident.” We...

Different means, same story

This commentary appears in the current (and last ever) issue of Episcopal News Monthly, the monthly newspaper of the Episcopal Church. I thought it might get posted over at ENS, but it hasn’t appeared...

Happy *ring* holidays?

Like loads of Christians, I don’t much care for the phrase “Happy holidays!” I’d rather that folks would offer good wishes according to their beliefs, or lack thereof. Lowest-common-denominator pluralism is boring. This pablum-speak...

What is evangelism these days?

I’m tired of people talking about “the E-word”. I wish we Episcopalians would practice more evangelism, and I wish we’d get over our squeamishness. All those tired jokes about “E word” suggest that there’s...