VBS Ridealong: My Vacation Bible School conversion story
VBS Ridealong: My Vacation Bible School conversion story

I never thought I’d become one of those VBS cheerleaders. Sure, I’m pro-VBS in principle. I’m for any faith-forming experience that mobilizes a whole church to love and care for and

Rites of Passage for Adult Formation
Rites of Passage for Adult Formation

I have been in the habit of reading obituaries for a long time. The practice has given me glimpses into lives well-lived of both the famous and not-so-famous. My recent

History and Philosophy of Education
History and Philosophy of Education

  In late June, twelve Doctor of Ministry students and I met for a week of intensive study of the history and philosophy of education. We covered more than five

A Sermon on Baptism
A Sermon on Baptism

The Rev. Matthew William Kozlowski St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Alexandria, Virginia July 2015 The following sermon was preached at several services, on the weekend that Ross and Liz Kane presented

Demonizing Alzheimer’s with Words
Demonizing Alzheimer’s with Words

Outdoor statue of Biblical woman carrying a jar.   Friends and acquaintances often send me articles or recommend documentaries about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, knowing about my interest in aging

Point/Counterpoint: Rotation-Model Sunday School
Point/Counterpoint: Rotation-Model Sunday School

Three children participating in a rotation-model activity.   Two of the CMT’s best curriculum reviewers weigh in on the rotation-model for Sunday school, offering point and counter-point. Point: Rotations encourage

Learning and Leadership: Theological Education for Lay People
Learning and Leadership: Theological Education for Lay People

Religious banners hanging from the rafters of a church.   I am delighted to share the good news of quality theological education being offered by our sister seminary, the Church

Celebrating partnership at GC78
Celebrating partnership at GC78

Ever since returning from the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, we (Lisa and Kyle) have been trying to decide what would be most helpful to share with followers

Episcopal Service Corps participants reflect on faith, community
Episcopal Service Corps participants reflect on faith, community

Regular followers of the Center for the Ministry of Teaching know we’re big fans of the Episcopal Service Corps. Service corps programs represent the possibility of faith formation at its

Seeking Jerusalem: An invitation to pilgrimage at St George’s College
Seeking Jerusalem: An invitation to pilgrimage at St George’s College

To go on pilgrimage is to set one’s face towards Jerusalem. In my previous article, I emphasized that while sacred time, sacred space, and sacred journey are its most commonly