June 26, 2012

The Rev. Jesse Zink

[Episcopal News Service] Just more than four weeks ago, I found myself dressed in a tuxedo, standing in front of the church, and clutching the hand of my new wife. The two of us had just pledged our fidelity to one another and been pronounced husband and...

June 19, 2012

Oman Khanal

[Episcopal News Service] In some ways I am very fortunate to have a unique life experience: I was born as a Bhutanese, I spent my childhood and teen life in Nepal, and I’m a new American now.

I was four years old when our family left Bhutan. I remember my beautiful...

June 13, 2012

[Religion News Service] I was sitting in a new neighborhood restaurant with a disappointing breakfast of weak coffee and cold French toast.

I opened Facebook on my iPad and posed a quandary: I want this restaurant to make it because our neighborhood needs more. Should I tell the...

June 12, 2012

Danielle Tumminio

[Episcopal News Service] There are few places where community is as rich and energized as on a college campus: Groups of students gather for passionate discussions about Plato and Aristotle, following their professors after class and peppering them with...

June 5, 2012

[Religion News Service] Like many air travelers, I have learned to expect the worst and be surprised by anything positive.

I can’t imagine that gloom is the customer experience that airlines are going for. Yet they can’t control their hunger for adding fees, overbooking flights,...

June 5, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Every organization needs money to carry out its mission. Churches, too, but Christians sometimes have a lackluster spirit when it comes to raising money. Add to that the pride of being in charge, the feeling that you can’t change anything lest the event...

May 30, 2012

Danielle Tumminio

[Episcopal News Service] The other day, someone asked me what a priest does.

“Do you officiate weddings and funerals every day?” she asked. “Or pray all the time? What exactly is it that you do?”

It’s a common question from churchgoers and non-...

May 28, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note: This piece was first published in Faith & Leadership.

I’ve always loved Pentecost, the day when language barriers fall and Christians rejoice that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the same in every tongue. In part, this affection comes from...

May 24, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] While the church honors its dead on All Saints Day in November, the national holiday of Memorial Day also has deep resonance for many of us. The observance began as a way to pay tribute to those who had died in wars, but over the years it has expanded to become...

May 23, 2012

[Religion News Service — Clearwater, Fla.] A counseling clinic here that helps the elderly deal with depression has a waiting list of several months.

Even affordable housing here is too costly for retirees whose investments tanked in 2008, or whose pensions were squandered by...