Youth confirmation as a catalyst for congregational development
Youth confirmation as a catalyst for congregational development

In late July, I stood up in front of a packed house at the Rethinking Confirmation conference and made some bold claims. When we, church leaders, believe confirmation really matters

The blessings of constant contact and micro-content
The blessings of constant contact and micro-content

The sayings of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings that are given by one shepherd. Of anything beyond these, my child, beware.

Why ‘The Confirmation Project’ matters for the Episcopal Church
Why ‘The Confirmation Project’ matters for the Episcopal Church

Editor’s note: Our Lisa Kimball and Kate Siberine are participating in a five-denomination study of confirmation practices funded by the Lilly Endowment and  based at Princeton Seminary. This post originally appeared on

Episcopal Youth Event: Marked for mission, regardless of age
Episcopal Youth Event: Marked for mission, regardless of age

Students in my courses are familiar with one of my core convictions: “age is a social construction.” There is no universal experience of being 5, 15, or 50. While genetics shape

Episcopal Youth Event, day 1: Reflections on arrival
Episcopal Youth Event, day 1: Reflections on arrival

Attending the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) is a privilege that approximately 1,200 young people and supporting adults experience once every three years. Each diocese in the Episcopal Church—from Taiwan, Hawaii,

Thinking lifewide education
Thinking lifewide education

For more than two decades, educators have embraced the important concept of “lifelong learning,” recognizing that learning is not confined to childhood or the classroom but takes place throughout life,

Snapshots of 2013 at the Center for the Ministry of Teaching
Snapshots of 2013 at the Center for the Ministry of Teaching

I have long admired the nature photography of Minnesotan Jim Brandenburg. In an extraordinary book call Chased by the Light, Brandenburg shares a deeply personal project. He set out to capture