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The Canon's Blog: Out of the Ordinary

The Canon's Blog: Out of the Ordinary

Canon to the Ordinary

I am excited by the future community of the faithful that the Holy Spirit is creating in our very midst. My passion and my calling is to journey with clergy, lay leaders, and congregations who seek to reimagine, revitalize, and continually recreate our churches in their unique communities in response to the abundance that God has given us.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC. "Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope."
April 4, 2018

Today, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, a man who spoke to the conscience of a nation through...

Shared Ministry
October 31, 2017

We have wonderful thriving ministries in our congregations! Every week, I receive church newsletters (both paper and electronic) that testify to...

August 14, 2017

Perhaps it was inevitable. The bloody confrontation in Charlottesville between white supremacists and those opposing their racist ideology...

Hands clasped in prayer
April 4, 2017

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

At our recent Vestry University gathering, I offered the following prayer which several attendees...

The Rev. Absalom Jones
February 11, 2017

Good Morning Church!! First off, I want to thank the New York Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians, your Diocesan Anti-Racism Committee,...

January 17, 2017

On Friday, January 20, Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States. Some of the President-Elect’s...

Election button: "Vote 2016"
October 3, 2016

On November 8, 2016, we will be accorded the privilege to exercise a very precious right that many in the world do not enjoy. The right to vote...

1 in 4 women / 1 in 7 men OCTOBER Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October 1, 2014

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. While the recent reports of domestic violence involving NFL players has brought some much needed...

Members of the Diocese of Newark demand, "Bring back our girls"
May 10, 2014

The French are fond of saying, "The more things change, the more they stay the same." Nearly 2000 years ago, the outraged Herod summarily ordered...

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
August 23, 2013

August 28th will mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Many remember it as a civil rights march, chiefly because of...