Tara Jernigan

Tara Jernigan

Writer

The Rev. Dr. Tara Jernigan is a graduate of Trinity School for Ministry (MAR 2000) where she serves as an adjunct in diaconal theology. She is also a graduate of Nashotah House Theological Seminary (D.Min 2010), where she serves on the Board of Directors. She is a vocational deacon in the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh, a Biblical Languages teacher at Veritas Scholars’ Academy, an occasional contributor to Human Life Review, and the mother of three sons.

Catechize Like a Deacon

Posted on October 26, 2021
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“You have entreated me, brother Deogratias, to send you something in writing that might be of use to you on the question of instructing beginners in the faith. As you say, in Carthage, where you are a deacon, those who are to be given their initial grounding in Christian faith are often brought to you…

Never Enough: The Beautiful Insufficiency of the Diaconate

Posted on July 30, 2020
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Deacons cannot absolve, bless, or consecrate. These “ABCs” of the diaconate are often the first and most consistent way that people describe the order today, inadvertently defining the most foundational of the Holy Orders by what deacons cannot do. I have attempted to add parochial reports to the list, but it neither follows the alphabetic…