Let’s Make the Church Sustainable

Posted on April 17, 2020

It is easy to see why some would worry today about the durability of the Church in these days of coronavirus. Most every church is living through a perfect storm of problems, obstacles, and fear. As I say, this is the perfect storm. And the impact on the functioning life of a congregation could be…

All Should, Some Must, Few Do: A Letter to ACNA Rectors

Posted on May 7, 2019

The Evergreen Project is a fresh approach to addressing one of the most difficult questions in ministry: How can pastors talk about stewardship, generosity, and money with the people they are trying to serve and lead? The subject fills pastors with dread and congregations with skepticism. Isn’t the priest supposed to feed the sheep, not…

Notes from Camp St. Christopher

Posted on April 16, 2018

When you drive out to St. John’s Island from Charleston, South Carolina, you move through filtered sunlight through overhanding oak branches draped with Spanish moss. The low country is filled with tall grasses and salt marshes. And when you pull up to Camp St. Christopher, at the very point of the barrier island, you are…