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A Lay Preacher Answers the Call to Do BIG Things Musings | January 15, 2022 The email that invited me to preach appeared in my inbox on September 15th. Like numerous other emails, the subject was convention planning; and the email was from the Standing… Read More
The Voice of the Deacon The Voice of the Deacon | The role of a deacon in The Episcopal Church (TEC) is not always understood. To help clarify this for our readers, we talked with Tracie Middleton, President of the Association… Read More
Church Trends: Bi-Vocational Ministry Musings | The traditional picture of a parish organization led by a fully salaried priest and perhaps one or more assistants is increasingly less common in today’s Episcopal Church. Reduced budgets caused… Read More
The Many Preaching Languages in The Episcopal Church Musings | It is an exciting fact that the big tent of the Episcopal Church in the USA embraces many congregations in which English is far from the first language. In some,… Read More
The Beatitudes through the Ages Book Reviews | The Beatitudes, I wrote in Preaching Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts (Abingdon Press, 2018), has become a political document. Nothing like “Blessed are the poor in spirit” to… Read More
Turn the World Upside Down! Inspirations & Thoughts | A Message from the Presiding Bishop In the seventeenth chapter of the book of Acts, a leader in the city of Thessalonika, on hearing that the apostle Paul and his… Read More
Zoom conferences move into the mainstream for the Episcopal Preaching Foundation Press Release | June 21, 2021 What a difference a year makes! For more than 32 years the Episcopal Preaching Foundation (EPF) has delivered its Preaching Excellence Programs (PEP) to seminarians, postulants and ordained clergy via face-to-face gatherings. Now,… Read More
Trinity Church Wall Street Awarded The Episcopal Preaching Foundation For Their Lay Preaching Training Initiative News | December 16, 2020 Episcopal Preaching Foundation receives Trinity Church Wall Street grant to fund lay preaching initiative Trinity Church Wall Street team has awarded $100,000 to the Episcopal Preaching Foundation for the first of what… Read More
Preaching In The Era of a Pandemic News | December 4, 2020 Recent news reports in both the secular and religious media describe clergy as tired, challenged and over-stretched by an unfamiliar environment and a forced, unrelenting, and steep learning curve due… Read More
Preaching in the Era of COVID-19: Hitting the Ground Running Conferences News | October 6, 2020 The Episcopal Preaching Foundation has opened registration to practicing parish clergy for a Zoom-based Preaching Excellence Program (“PEP-II”) deep dive into preaching in the era of COVID-19. The schedule will… Read More