Dear friends in Christ, I communicated with you briefly after the Dayton shootings. I would like to reflect a little more now. We are in a highly charged time, in which our first obligation as followers of Christ is to . . .
My brothers and sisters in Christ, I don’t speak out on social issues often. There are many voices, and my voice is unlikely to add much to the mix. But once in a while an event or a policy strikes . . .
Dear sisters and brothers, It was my hope that a sense of the future direction of the diocese would emerge from September’s Exodus Convocation. A task force headed by Katrina Mundy of St. Andrew’s, Cincinnati, reaped the harvest of the . . .
October 31, 2017 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I have been shaken lately by so many women’s accounts of sexual harassment, intimidation and rape. This is nothing new, of course. When I was in campus ministry, we were painfully . . .
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Over the past few days there have been countless expressions of grief over the victims of the Las Vegas massacre and condolence for those who have lost family and friends. I add my own . . .
Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, On the heels of the Exodus Convocation, I write to you from Fairbanks, Alaska, where the House of Bishops is holding its fall meeting. “Fall” may be a misnomer. When Margaret and I got . . .
Today we awoke to heartbreaking news from Charleston, SC. Nine sisters and brothers in the faith were gunned down in the midst of offering the radical hospitality to which we are called. We in the Diocese of Southern Ohio join . . .
Dear sisters and brothers, Summer is fast approaching, and before it overtakes us I would like to update you on several ongoing diocesan initiatives. At our convention last November we put the deanery system behind us. At the same time . . .
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, As you may have heard by now, I have been chosen by the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop as a nominee to be put forward for nomination at the . . .
Where are we as we enter into a new year? Sadly, we emerge from the cocoon of Christmas into a world of terror, geopolitical uncertainty, and for many of us the slog of long work days and little light. This . . .