Escaping violence comes at a cost

THE ANXIETY OF SEPARATION “Coming to America was a day of worship and praise,” former refugee Blaise told a group of listeners at the Diocese of Southern Ohio Convention in Dublin this past fall, just two mont...

Finding the good in Good Friday

Why do we call something good that was on the surface such a horrific act of violence and that demonstrated the fullness of human depravity? In "Finding the good in Good Friday," the Rev. Ken Wheeler discuss...

About the cover

The cover of this month’s issue, "Violence," is original art by the Rev. Karl Stevens of Columbus. Violence, 2016 About the imagery, Karl writes, “While making this image, I found myself reflecting on th...

Why is childhood illiteracy a life sentence?

“There’s no fighting here,” a camper announces at Christ Church Cathedral, one of Summer Camp Reading’s eleven sites. “I wish school were like this.” An oasis from bullying. Not all bullying is done by indiv...

Connecting

STAFF WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CANONS Sherri Martin has joined the diocesan staff as the Executive Assistant to the Canons. Sheri has 20+ years in the administrative and human resources fields i...

Public art in sacred spaces

The first funeral held in the chapel of St. Matthew's Pray.Think.Love. House in Uptown Westerville was for Jacob Marley. Complete with moans, rattling chains and small audiences of 15 people who collectively be...

Just what is addiction, anyway?

I’m not an addict! Of course you’re not…. What self-respecting person would have that “issue?” Or are you? (Didn’t that priest write about addictions in the LAST issue of Connections? Why yes, as a matter...

Procter Summer Camp 2017

Summer camp is approaching! Imagine afternoons of fishing with a group of fellow campers, working on an art project with your family, and singing at campfire as the sky puts on a beautiful sunset display. Proct...