Writing is the primary way I live out my priesthood – communicating the good news that God is among us in a way that connects to the lives of others. As a priest, my writing often comes in the form of a sermon, many of which you can read and listen to here.
I was honored to contribute a chapter to Inside Grief, edited by the Rt. Rev. Stephen Oliver. In the foreword, the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams describes the project: “The key word in this book’s title is ‘inside’. This is not meant to be a brisk and useful book on coping; it is a record, in various ways, of the experience of inhabiting grief… If we are to find words of faith to speak in the presence of loss, they have to emerge from whatever we can do to inhabit the territory alongside those who are grieving, to move as far inside as we can; and for Christians that is entirely consistent with their central belief in God who heals only by inhabiting the world of death and grief.” My chapter is entitled ‘New life I never wanted.’ It chronicles my journey of grief after my dad’s death in a car accident in 2010. You can see glimpses of that journey on this blog, particularly in this post. If you are interested in buying the book, you can do so on Amazon.