Are you resting?

June 3, 2018
Not long ago I came across a post on Facebook—that endless source of provocation—from someone I think must be about my age, and who is a member of an Episcopal…
Last weekend the Vestry spent a day and a half on retreat up at the Barbara Harris Camp in New Hampshire. We were not the only folks there, by any…

Changing the Conversation

April 29, 2018
[Editor's note: this is an edited transcript of a sermon preached extemporaneously.] Finally, it’s spring. The rain is falling and the little buds are beginning to form on the trees,…

The Question of the Age

April 22, 2018
I’ve recently been reading a powerful little book by Professor Tim Snyder, a historian at Yale, called On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. Snyder studies the rise of…

Easter Fool’s Day

April 1, 2018
Yesterday, before any of you got here, and without even asking permission from the Wardens and the Vestry, I collected every last snow shovel I could find, and every last…