The Pastor’s Personal Life: Everyday Life of the Ordained, Part 5

This series is an ongoing Q&A between Deacon Tish Harrison Warren (asking the questions) and Fr. Thomas McKenzie (answering) about ordained ministry. See the bottom of this post for an overview of the series. Should a pastor talk about his/her financial life or sex life or marital struggles publicly ever? I think you can talk about struggles, but you should [...]

By |2018-08-27T16:14:04-05:00August 12th, 2014|Categories: For Pastors|Tags: |0 Comments

Money: Everyday Life of the Ordained, Part 4

This series is an ongoing Q&A between Deacon Tish Harrison Warren (asking the questions) and Fr. Thomas McKenzie (answering) about ordained ministry. See the bottom of this post for an overview of the series. Let’s talk about money. This is often a dicey subject for those in ministry because we often think in grand terms of our noble vocation and [...]

By |2018-08-27T16:10:35-05:00August 5th, 2014|Categories: For Pastors|Tags: |2 Comments

Time, Life and Family: Everyday Life of the Ordained, Part 3

This series is an ongoing Q&A between Deacon Tish Harrison Warren (asking the questions) and Fr. Thomas McKenzie (answering) about ordained ministry. See the bottom of this post for an overview of the series. Let’s talk about the life rhythms of a pastor. You take off Fridays. Many other pastors take off Mondays. Why do you take off a day [...]

By |2018-08-27T16:06:30-05:00May 8th, 2014|Categories: For Pastors|Tags: |0 Comments

Vestments: Everyday Life of the Ordained, Part 2

This series is an ongoing Q&A between Deacon Tish Harrison Warren (asking the questions) and Fr. Thomas McKenzie (answering) about ordained ministry. See the bottom of this post for an overview of the series. Some lower church Anglicans are moving away from vestments while Anglo-Catholics have very strong feelings about particular priestly dress in the service. How have you decided [...]

By |2018-08-27T16:01:49-05:00March 7th, 2014|Categories: For Pastors|Tags: |0 Comments

Wearing A Collar: Everyday Life of the Ordained, Part 1

This series is an ongoing Q&A between Deacon Tish Harrison Warren (asking the questions) and Fr. Thomas McKenzie (answering) about ordained ministry. See the bottom of this post for an overview of the series. When do you wear a clerical collar and when do you not? How do you decide? The purpose of a clerical collar is to identify me [...]

By |2019-01-06T18:37:03-06:00March 4th, 2014|Categories: For Pastors|Tags: , , |19 Comments

Series Introduction: Everyday Life of the Ordained

Ever wondered about the everyday, ordinary life of an Anglican priest? Deacon Tish Harrison Warren asks Anglican Pastor Thomas McKenzie those questions you've always wanted to ask—but maybe were afraid to. Here is her description of what she is up to: I am getting ordained in March and have the great gift of Fr. Thomas being, not only my husband’s [...]

By |2018-08-27T16:20:45-05:00March 4th, 2014|Categories: For Pastors|Tags: |0 Comments
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