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    • 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!)...
    • On Tuesday evenings during Eastertide, a handful of folks have been meeting at a park on the busiest intersection in Northside for a brief gathering called Night Prayer in Northside. Earlier this year, I fell in love with the “Litany...
    • There’s an etch-a-sketch mounted on the wall of a Columbus coffee shop, with a carefully etched picture of leaves and flowers, and the words “Give Play a Chance.”  I took a picture of it and texted it to Jane...
    • I'm struck by the pictures painted in the scripture of two gardens. The Garden of Eden, an idyllic garden, certainly not without temptation, but a space filled with connection to God, each other, and the Earth. We have our...
    • A Reflection for Palm Sunday, by Carl Fosnaugh IV   “Boom Baby!!!” With that load outburst and a kick to the door, Emperor Cusco of Disney’s Emperor’s New Groove would triumphantly, rudely, arrogantly enter a room. Such an entry spoke his...