Tom Ehrich

Biography

Tom Ehrich is a writer, church consultant and Episcopal priest based in New York. He is the author of “Just Wondering, Jesus” and founder of the Church Wellness Project. Visit his website. Follow Tom on Twitter @tomehrich.

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March 6, 2012

[Religion News Service] As I boarded a flight in New York, television monitors in the terminal told horrific stories of tornadoes devastating towns and cities across the Ohio River Valley, where I was heading. I recognized some places...

February 7, 2012

[Religion News Service] Even though I use Facebook frequently, I doubt my usage pattern will justify a $100 billion valuation for the company or send a new crop of Silicon Valley paper millionaires to Ferrari dealerships. I never click...

January 24, 2012

[Religion News Service] If local newspapers are dying, where will we get the trustworthy news we need to be responsible citizens, neighbors and economic contributors? It’s a good question. Here’s another. If slow-moving, complacent...

January 17, 2012

[Religion News Service] It’s time for religion to lose its special treatment in the Constitution and in tax codes. Not because religion has ceased to matter, but because it matters more than ever in our increasingly unethical society,...

December 6, 2011

[Religion News Service] Now that the financial industry and major corporations have successfully lobbied Congress to make more people poor and to keep them that way, they are discovering the downside of unbridled greed: people are too...

November 30, 2011

After noticing that Lexus wants me to give a $50,000 sedan to my wife this Christmas, I joined my family in the annual "Ehrich Christmas Wish List," an online spreadsheet maintained by my youngest son. I knew I had to list...

November 29, 2011

[Religion News Service] After noticing that Lexus wants me to give a $50,000 sedan to my wife this Christmas, I joined my family in the annual “Ehrich Christmas Wish List,” an online spreadsheet maintained by my youngest son. I knew I...

September 14, 2011

This year's day of remembrance for 9/11 seemed to signal a shift in mood, an attitude of moving on. At Ground Zero, somber politicians, tearful survivors, and solemn firefighters and police officers gathered with thousands of...

September 7, 2011

It's been 10 years since 9/11, and of the countless lessons we've learned since then, here are 10 of the most important: First, an open society invites attack. Not only do we present an abundance of targets that we cannot possibly...

August 30, 2011

Last weekend, we were all about Hurricane Irene. Before that, it was the earthquake. Now starts the run-up to the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Is there a theme here? Well, yes -- three themes. Fear is one theme, or rather the...

August 9, 2011

On a visit to southern Spain, I came across a centuries-old Roman Catholic church that had a large stone post with iron rings placed beside the church door. It was the whipping post, where targets of the Spanish Inquisition were...

May 11, 2011

In preparing a commencement address this week, I decided to write it on my new Apple iPad, sitting on a sofa beside a window, using an app called Quickoffice. Big deal, you say. But, think about it. A month ago, I didn't own an iPad...

April 13, 2011

The United States has always had its share of nutcases and shady characters in public life. In other words, Donald Trump is nothing new, and his presidential campaign package of absurd claims isn't without precedent. Neither are...

January 19, 2011

My 19-year-old son and I have spirited discussions about rock music from the pivotal years of Elvis to the Beatles. He is remarkably well informed about seminal performers like the Coasters and the Drifters and one-hit-wonders like the...

January 4, 2011

Church (as faith community) is steadily replacing church (as bricks and mortar). More and more congregations imagine a future that doesn't revolve around maintaining an inherited facility. They don't see such imagining as a defeat, but...

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