In the summer of 2018, I traveled to Oswiecim, Poland as a seminary fellow of the Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics. The Fellowship seeks to examine the Holocaust and World War II from the perspective of the perpetrators and asks how members of certain disciplines— medicine, business, law, journalism, and institutional… Continue reading Amos 7:7-15. A sermon.
On Christmas Eve in 2019, I was in Greenville, DE, at Christ Church Christiana Hundred, the Episcopal parish where I grew up. Two weeks prior, I had been ordained as a deacon and so my growing up priest, Ruth, had invited me to serve as deacon for the first time at this church that had… Continue reading Mark 6:1-13. A Celtic reflection.
Last Sunday after our services here, I set out across the James River in search of a mustard plant. Not the mustard seed itself—no, those I have and have seen many times; they are old news to me. I was in search of “the greatest of all shrubs” because I thought it would be quite… Continue reading Mark 4:26-34. A sermon.
From the ages of 22 to 24, I worked as a hospital chaplain in the Illinois Medical District in Chicago. My assigned units ranged over the years—I began in pediatrics and the Neonatal and labor and delivery floors of Cook County Hospital and then spent some time as the emergency department chaplain at Rush University… Continue reading Psalm 23. A sermon for Gary’s leaving, and for those who remain.