As a sense of the new year and its new beginnings still rings, I am in the midst of an ending. I am saying “farewell” to a congregation and school community that I have loved serving as an associate rector and chaplain for more than 10 years, to begin a new call. While this ending … More Good Grief and Good-Bye’s by the Rev. Jenni Ovenstone Smith, Senior Associate at St. John’s Ellicott City, MD
Often Jesus taught by answering questions. What always impresses me is that the person always knows what question to ask: “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” “How many times must I forgive?” These are two classics. What would be the classic questions of a clergy or lay leader whose leader encompasses her or … More Figuring out the questions
What do you want to learn is the basic question of the Thriving in Ministry Initiative at Virginia Theological Seminary. We ask the members of the peer groups to focus on learning what will build their vocational and personal growth. Answer the question by posting a comment to this blog. What can we share with … More What do you want to learn?