Living as a Herald of the Gospel

Some life experiences stay with us forever. The death of a loved one, our wedding day, the birth of a child — all of these memories endure despite the passage of time. The same is likely true for deacons... Read More

Preaching Advent

G.K. Chesterton begins “The Everlasting Man” with a parable inspired by England’s immense chalk hill figures, like the White...

When Others Drive Us Crazy

A recent study by Microsoft claims that with the advent of the smartphone, a young person’s typical attention span...

Tips to Stay Close to God

Two weeks after I was ordained a deacon, we welcomed twins into our family. My wife and I were...

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Reflective Practices: A Ministry for the Church

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One of the greatest blessings of ministry is the opportunity to enter sacred space with others where their greatest... Read More

[SPONSORED] Why Baptism Matters

When looking at the diminishing numbers of parents bringing children for baptism, if we in the Church were running... Read More




A Revelation of Love

Sometimes two things seem to come together that, from all outward appearances, have almost nothing to do with one... Read More

Preaching the Same Homily in Multiple Parishes

Ask five deacons what their preaching schedules are like and the answers will fluctuate widely. After my ordination in... Read More




Serving the Suffering Church: The Serenity of Surrender

“We are not self-sufficient; by ourselves we flounder: we need the Lord like the ancient navigators needed the stars.”... Read More

Serving the Suffering Church: Planting Spiritual Victory Gardens

During the global wars of the 20th century people were encouraged to plant gardens in every available plot of... Read More

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