Ministry

The Call for Spiritual Mentors

By Robin T. Jennings I was a rector for about five years and looked pretty good on the outside. On the inside I was hollow. I needed help. Spiritual help. It was the 1980s, and the Shalem Institute for Spiri... Read More...

Lambeth and Women’s Ordination

By Molly Jane Layton  The steeple of our white clapboard Congregational church rose high above the common in my hometown in rural Massachusetts. Church was the center of our lives; if the doors were open, my... Read More...

A Tale of Two Sermons

By Calvin Lane For Martin Luther, preaching the “word” meant a living message. “It is a wonderful thing,” Luther wrote, “that the mouth of every pastor is the mouth of Christ.”  In the Large Catechism (1529)... Read More...

Martha and Mary

Adapted from a sermon given on the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost at All Souls’, Oklahoma City  By Christopher Yoder They say there are two kinds of people in the world. Robert Frost said there are “some wi... Read More...

Episcopal Ministry

By John Bauerschmidt The coincidence of this summer’s Lambeth Conference, a gathering of bishops from all over the worldwide Anglican Communion, and my 16th year as a bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Tenne... Read More...

Looking for Seeds of the Kingdom

By Kristine Blaess The incredible promise of Christianity is that salvation in all its fullness is coming to all people. Jesus the Messiah has come; the victory has been won. Everything that has gone wrong i... Read More...