Category Episcopal Church

The “E” Word

Evangelism! To many of us the word is a dirty word that, when uttered, brings with it a scoff, roll of the eyes, a cringe. It connotes for many faithful Christians a negative feel, aggressive, abrasive and hateful. It is something we might define ourselves as not being when we introduce ourselves:  “I’m a Christian, […]

Red Cloud Rises, Part 3

They are humming the words of a language new to my ears but older than the English that captures our tongue and dances across this country. The drums boom and vibrate those of us in the circle and I sit there with my eyes closed letting the old chants take me away. The dusty ground […]

Red Cloud Rises, Part 2

I’m here in Bluff. Been here a day but time moves differently in this place and it feels as though I’ve been here for a significant portion of my life. We drove through Monument Valley, by we I mean the priest as his wife. Monument Valley was unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Huge rock […]

Red Cloud Rises, Part 1

We pulled into Tuba City, Arizona with little expectation. It was a dusty town with all the works: boarded up homes, a couple of gas stations, a handful of stray dogs, even a few tumbleweeds. I would need to find a place to hang for a while as I waited for my next ride, which […]

The Dragon in the Room

What are you afraid of? What is it that terrifies you? I’m afraid of lots of things. Flying, for one, causes me great fear. My mother is terrified of snakes. My sister, clowns. My husband, going in the red on our monthly budget. We all have fears. Anyone who says otherwise is lying or selling […]

Episcopal Bible Challenge

The Episcopal Church has started reading the Bible, that’s right folks, we can and do read the Bible. This is the beginning of week 6 with readings from Exodus, Leviticus, the Psalms and Mark. Some of us from the Diocese of Indianapolis are writing for a Bible Challenge Blog sponsored by Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Indianapolis. The […]