Meeting college students one step at a time
Meeting college students one step at a time

“Start with the chapel steps.” That’s the advice my wife gave me when I told her about the invitation to write this article, a daunting request to describe St. Francis House, the Episcopal

Episcopal Service Corps helps young adults face life’s questions
Episcopal Service Corps helps young adults face life’s questions

Summer is upon us which means, in part, that another class of college students has graduated and are wondering what it means to enter adulthood. Find a job? Move out of their parents’

Letter from camp: God’s love as free gift and sacred mission
Letter from camp: God’s love as free gift and sacred mission

When my friend and colleague Kristen Hawley asked if I wanted to preach at morning worship during my visit to Camp EDOW yesterday, I was a little anxious. It’s not that I was intimidated by the

A missionary abroad attends to his own faith formation
A missionary abroad attends to his own faith formation

I am a twenty-first-century missionary. Much like my predecessors, I look to the scriptures for inspiration and comfort. I live far from home, preaching the gospel in word and deed.

Seven questions for G-dcast’s Sarah Lefton
Seven questions for G-dcast’s Sarah Lefton

One of this year’s plenary speakers at the third-annual e-Formation Conference is Sarah Lefton, an award-winning Jewish educator and creator of G-dcast. The website offers videos, apps, teacher’s guides, and other tools that

The Reflective Practitioner: Planning for lifewide formation
The Reflective Practitioner: Planning for lifewide formation

Editor’s Note: The Spring 2014 edition of Episcopal Teacher is now available for download. Watch Key Resources and Building Faith to see some of the stories take to the Web. Starting

Learning from faith formation failure
Learning from faith formation failure

When I think of faith formation, I used to think only of programming: Sunday school, Bible study, forums, discussion groups, books, curriculum, and outlines. I tend to get so caught

Miqra: A public reading of scripture
Miqra: A public reading of scripture

It is a standing joke that Episcopalians have no idea what is in the Bible. However, all too often it is not a joke. The Bible is obviously important to

Spiritual formation of young children in an Episcopal preschool
Spiritual formation of young children in an Episcopal preschool

St. Mark’s Preschool in New Canaan, CT, was founded in the fall of 1993 as a typical nursery school housed in a church building. But as the years went by and as enrollment

Meet an Episcopal priest teaching in a public school
Meet an Episcopal priest teaching in a public school

It is 9:30 a.m. and the line is long. One of the most sacred rituals of my calling is at hand. It is that moment when I look into the eyes of these