Lessons learned on the journey

My forties sucked. The short version of a long story is that I journeyed through more than ten years of my life dealing with chronic pain. In four years time, I underwent two total hip replacements and foot ...

Alcohol and addiction

RevRN: Reflections on clergy healthYou know the old saying, “Where there are four Episcopalians, there’s always a fifth.” Followed by “bawahahahahaha”, and slaps on the back while belting down the “spirit” of c...

Healing prayer

Hawley Todd, TSSF, has been active in healing services since 1982 and currently serves as foundation director for Episcopal Healing Ministries. The following is an excerpt of a pamphlet published by Forward Movement entitled Healing Prayer, which Todd wrote to...

Offering different paths for healing

As the Episcopal Church continues to evolve in the 21st century, how might healing services take shape and respond to new needs and challenges? Grace Church, College Hill, offers three radically different heali...

Time to be a gracious loser

I planned to be a gracious winner the week after the election. I wasn’t going to rub it in the faces of folks who had been Donald Trump supporters. My social media presence would be demure, and while I expec...

Sometimes it takes a slow road

I became an Episcopalian after having been raised in a non-liturgical tradition. A couple of things surprised me as I began to understand our tradition. One of the biggest surprises was how important the church...

Where does our health lie?

Healing. The topic is timely, given our ongoing emergence from a grueling and sometimes brutal election cycle. As Christians, wherever we fall on the political spectrum, it is our obligation to do the spiritual...