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Category: Inspirations & Thoughts

Why I Give: Pam Wesley Gomez Why I Give | August 8, 2022 I have worked as a lay professional in the Episcopal Church for 34 years and served as a former President of the Endowed Parish Network. Having worked for Berkeley Divinity… Read More
Faculty Profile: Thelma (Nikki) Panton Mathis Faculty Profile | January 15, 2022 In 2008 seminarian “Nikki” Mathis received the EPF Preaching Excellence Award at Sewanee, University of the South School of Theology, and attended the Preaching Excellence Program (PEP) offered by the… Read More
A Lay Preacher Answers the Call to Do BIG Things Musings | 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
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
Episcopal Preaching Foundation, Iona Center at Seminary of the Southwest announce video homiletics series Conferences News | September 15, 2020 The Episcopal Preaching Foundation and the Iona Center at Seminary of the Southwest announced today that they have partnered to produce a video-based homiletics curriculum for the Iona Collaborative, which provides a graduate-level, non-degree,… Read More