The gift of connecting

The Rev. Joseph Kovitch and Jason Prati with one of the beautiful banners loaned by St. Matthew’s, Westerville, to All Saints, New Albany. When St. Matthew’s, Westerville, moved from their buildings – conta...

People and boxes

I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve spent most of my professional life stereotyping people. Of course, we didn’t call it stereotyping. We called it market segmentation. You and I have been grouped into so many market segments that your head would spin if you kn...

It is time to stop the stigma

A few years ago, a coworker died as a result of cancer. During her illness and treatment, there was an outpouring of help, including meals for the family. After her death, her closest coworkers formed a team th...

Reconciliation or not?

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry recently said, “One of the most important statements of our time was given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., when he said we must learn to live together as brothers and sisters or w...

Pilgrimage, like life, all about the journey

We followed a yellow arrow for 31 days. Sometimes it was a sign or marker engraved with a scallop shell, pointing us in the right direction. We walked on natural paths, paved roads and rocky trails, crossed water on Roman bridges and stepping-stones. We trekke...

Privilege and bias: Never stop learning

When our boys’ neighborhood friends play with toy guns or hide and seek in the neighborhood at night, we will have to tell our sons they cannot go out and play. For the sake of our two sons, now ages four and ...