Good Shepherds

By Jonathan Turtle What makes for a good pastor? Is there a metric by which we could discern good pastors from bad? Could we even know? These questions were on my mind as Good Shepherd Sunday, as we fondly call the fourth Sunday in Easter, came and went onc... Read More...

On Leaving Social Media

By Cole Hartin I did not expect that pastoral ministry would require me to spend so much time with a computer. I anticipated using Word to compose sermons. And I anticipated corresponding by email. But I did... Read More...

Six Lessons for a New Pandemic Rector

By Clint Wilson I arrived in my parish five weeks before the pandemic hit Louisville, Ky. Is this what it felt like to start as a firefighter five weeks before 9/11? I am now 20 months into my tenure, and I ... Read More...

Negative Capability: A Pastoral Virtue

What does the poet John Keats have to teach the pastors of the church? John Bauerschmidt expands on a suggestion of Eugene Peterson, and suggests how we need to maximize  our “negative capability.”

Why I Wear Black

By Zachary Guiliano I always knew I’d wear black. My first inkling came when I was 18 and an intern at a Pentecostal church. I attended a short course on recovery ministries, and a local Salvation Army preac... Read More...