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    • This year, Praxis Communities are thinking and writing about the question "How do we live in relationship?"  Different individuals and communities will read this question in different ways, and nuance it to fit their own questions and understandings.  I'm most...
    • Kelly Latimore started painting Christian icons in 2011 at the suggestion of his dear brothers and sisters whom he lived with as a part of the Common Friars from 2009-2013. Join him for a showing of his icons and...
    • This summer, Saint Matthew's, Westerville, has been inviting everyone between ages 18 and 180 to unplug from digital media and connect to the human experience through the art of storytelling. Working with the Storytellers of Central Ohio, they welcome professionals, a...
    • My friend Stephanie Spellers talks about what it means to be a missionary in the world today.  She says, "Today our neighborhoods need us to step out. Today we need to go out and discover what it is they already...
    • I first met Emmanuel in 2008.  He knocked on the door of the church where I was working.  He introduced himself as an Episcopalian new to this country (he had only been in the US for a few weeks)...
    • What do our faith communities need to learn about in order to better serve the world around us?  Twenty-four clergy and lay leaders gathered in April of 2014 to answer this question and form a new group in Columbus...
    • People get PhDs because they love learning.  When Elizabeth Thompson said this to me I realized how obvious it is, and wondered how I’d missed that basic fact.  I’ve worked with professors for years, and have been part of...
    • I nearly froze when she said we were going to watch “The Antwone Fischer Story.” I thought to myself, “The f@!* I am! I already watched that, lived that, and it’s not worth repeating.” As Mary Laymon, our facilitator, would...
    • We were late gathering for directions to guide our first springtime Garden Work Day, but I knew it would look better once we got through the morning. It was colder than expected. So cold, in fact, that I put...
    • Two years ago this morning we were in a delivery room exhausted, a little scared and uncertain of our next move. My wife, Brooke, had gone into labor around 6:00am the day before. We had taken 12 weeks (TWELVE WEEKS!)...