Children Formed in the Patterns of Prayer

At the center of every educational debate stands a mystery: the eternity-haunted, God-imaged soul of a child. What need not remain inaccessible is how to shape that soul for what is True, Good, and Beautiful.

Schools for the Imagination

Many ordinands haven’t had their imagination informed deeply by Scripture or by long experience in the Church. Our parishes and theological schools have not responded to this reality.

Contending for the faith once delivered

The good news is that the Church always contains the seeds of its revival. Our prayer book’s emphasis on the ministry of all the baptized, for instance, is a gift we have only begun to open.

Back to the future

We need to rediscover and to revive the vocation of the seminary at precisely the moment of its greatest risk.

Setting tables in the wilderness

When a person is deeply saturated and formed in the Scriptures and symbols of the Christian tradition, she can creatively adapt and remake them in new settings — with soldiers on deployment, in an emergency room, with a couple in counseling.