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...

Food and faith

Eating. It’s the most basic function of all living creatures. If you don’t eat, you die. But have you ever thought about the fact that eating to live involves the death of other members of God’s creation? F...

Never stop planting seeds

Never stop planting seeds. You can take this as a motto, a philosophy, a practice, even a spirituality. To stop planting seeds is to give in to despair. According to Søren Kierkegaard, despair is a condition of...

CAIN: Oasis in a food desert

Churches Active in Northside (CAIN) is an oasis in the food desert that is Cincinnati’s neighborhood of Northside. It is building community and extending caring to neighbors in need of food, shelter and other e...