Archive for August, 2011

Something that didn’t make it into the sermon

I preached on Matthew 16:13-20 on Sunday, Peter’s confession of Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of God. Jesus calls Peter “son of Jonah” in this passage. And I started thinking about Jonah, Peter’s father. Was he alive when this scene took place? What did he think about what his son was doing? As I […]

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Because you’re not the only one

  According to the Church Pension Group, in 2009 there were 5,731 Episcopal clergy working full time.  Of those, 143 were women under the age of 35. Yep, a whopping 2.5%.  Now, my diocese has been nothing but supportive of me.  And I’m pretty sure we’ve got more young clergy (men and women) than many […]

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