About Hannah King

Hannah King is a priest, writer, and mother. She and her husband Michael share the role of Associate Rector at Village Church in Greenville, SC, where they are raising their two toddler boys. She shares her writing at hannahmillerking.com and on Twitter: @revhannahking

Why Should an Anglican Church Have a Healing Ministry?

I suffered from chronic back pain for years and most of the prayer ministers at my church knew it. During that season I was a regular recipient of prayer during Communion on Sunday mornings. One Sunday morning I walked into church particularly discouraged, almost unable to find the words to even ask– again– for healing. But I […]

By |2021-07-21T14:10:07-05:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Pastoral Ministry|0 Comments

When God Seems Silent: A Good Friday Reflection

In Shusaku Endo’s famous novel Silence, two Portuguese priests are sent as missionaries to Japan. The year is 1637, and the Japanese church is struggling under the weight of religious persecution. These priests want to encourage the fledgling flock, so they give their lives to a dangerous voyage and the possibility of martyrdom. 

When they […]

By |2021-04-02T10:05:51-05:00April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Church Year|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Putting Our Worship to Work: How the Pandemic Can Renew Our Relationship with Church

One summer during college I thought it would be fun to sew a dress for myself. I only succeeded because my grandmother intervened to rescue the project. Her generation still had a muscle memory for homegrown and homemade goods. I grew up shopping for what I needed. Our consumer economy trains us to buy, not to make.    

By |2020-08-11T10:16:42-05:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: For Pastors|Tags: |0 Comments

The Pregnant Promise of the Annunciation

What Day Is It?

When a crisis hits, it’s easy to lose track of time. “What day is it today?” has been asked in our (virtual) office a lot this week. Our minds are all muddled, our senses are in overdrive, and our routines have been disrupted.

This is why, even though I otherwise expected it, I was surprised when the Daily […]

By |2020-03-25T15:16:59-05:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Church Year|Tags: , |0 Comments

Advent for Exiles: When the Holidays Aren’t Happy

The American Dream

In the American imagination, the “holiday season”—that stretch of weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas—is a magical one. It calls to mind beautifully decorated tables and the nearness of loved ones. It is shrouded in soft light and comes with the promise of fulfilled longing.

Whether we carry childish hope for the ultimate gift from Santa— like the horse I […]

By |2020-10-27T09:47:04-05:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Church Year|Tags: |1 Comment

Learning to Love the Whole Church: Why I Decided to Join the Anglican Church in North America

If someone had told me ten years ago that today I would be an Anglican priest, I would not have responded with joy or even disappointment; I simply would have been confused.

Raised in a squarely evangelical culture, I grew up without conscious knowledge of liturgical denominations—and probably a degree of suspicion toward them.

I still remember the first time I […]

By |2020-01-14T09:40:05-06:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Miscellaneous, Opinion|Tags: , |4 Comments
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