Book review: Americanah

Who is our neighbor? An essential question in the face of current political rhetoric around the issue of immigration and rising racial tensions in the US. Who is our neighbor and how do we define ‘neighborlines...

An immersion in Russia

During my stay in Sablino, I enjoyed many walks around the town as well as weekly services at St. Nicholas Church. Although I was raised Episcopalian, I find the Russian Orthodox religion fascinating and spiri...

Being a neighbor

This summer in Luke’s gospel we’ve heard the parable of the Good Samaritan. Jesus makes it clear that to inherit eternal life; one must love the neighbor as much as we love ourselves. Across the diocese this qu...

Following Jesus into the neighborhood

Late summer is not the best time for official visitations, so this is when Margaret and I can enjoy Sunday mornings together in the pew. Recently we were at the cathedral and heard an excellent sermon by Forwar...

Front porches and connecting

The house my mom grew up in is on MacDougal Street in Fostoria, Ohio. That house has one distinguishing feature. It has a great front porch. Her family always gathered out on that front porch where they would t...

Being a good neighbor to Mother Earth

As I sit in my office and look out onto the lush green land here at Procter Center, I’m thinking about what it means to be a good neighbor. The first thing that comes to mind for me is being a good neighbor to ...

Go, and do likewise

From the parable of the Good Samaritan: “Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go...

The dock is here!

The sun is rising on the new dock at the Procter Center thanks to generous donations made to the Friends of Procter Fund. We hope you will come out and enjoy it soon!...