Celebrating 20 years of partnership

In 1996, the Diocese of Southern Ohio was invited to join a radical program after the end of the Cold War with Russia. Fueled by citizen diplomacy, Episcopal Churches across the United States were asked to supp...

Christ is risen! Where is He now?

During this Eastertide I can’t help but reflect on our risen King and what it means for our world in the here and now. We live in a world full of ugly news brought to reality by ugly people – people that have l...

Reflections on clergy health

He, who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits to see it grow, believes in God.  If I had a penny for each time I heard my grandmother say that when I was a child, I would never have had to work! With that ma...

Church is good for the heart

Dr. Lawson Wulsin presented this talk to his congregation, St. Andrew’s, Evanston, on March 6, 2016. It has been adapted slightly for print. Our rector, John Agbaje, often thanks us for coming to church. One...

Injustice: Make it personal

Members of the Confluence Year community recently joined Episcopal Service Corps communities from Chicago, Memphis, and St. Louis for a Midwestern regional retreat in St. Louis, MO. On Sunday morning we atte...

Growing microgreens

How to grow sunflower micros in less than ten days   OTHER TIPS Greens are best young before their true leaves If growing outside, raccoons will eat them! Place in a bowl of water after har...

Julia and me

I have always loved Julia Child. To be clear, my love isn’t about parroting her like the old Saturday Night Live sketch. I love to watch her cook. I love watching reruns of The French Chef on PBS and then l...

Sacred meals

When we eat together, we connect. Our Fresh Expressions missioner, Jane Gerdsen, has been focusing on this in her “movable feasts,” which bring young adults and others together in different venues around a meal...