Hannah King

Hannah King

Writer

The Rev. Hannah King is a priest, writer, and mother. She has been a campus minister to conservatory musicians, an apartment minister in downtown Dallas, and a parish pastor in Northern Virginia and South Carolina. She currently serves as a priest in residence at The Vine Anglican Church in Western North Carolina. She shares her writing at hannahmillerking.com

Why Should an Anglican Church Have a Healing Ministry?

Posted on July 22, 2021
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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….

When God Seems Silent: A Good Friday Reflection

Posted on April 2, 2021
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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…

The Pregnant Promise of the Annunciation

Posted on March 25, 2020
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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…

Advent for Exiles: When the Holidays Aren’t Happy

Posted on November 25, 2019
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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…