Nickels and Noses – What Do We Value and Measure in the Parish?

My guess is that most priests, when speaking of their seminary training, would say that very little, if any, time was spent in teaching or forming them to be a successful chief executive officer or business manager. This is certainly true for me. Yet, a significant percentage of my time is spent dealing with budgets, handling employee issues, and other administrative matters. Every year our … Continue reading Nickels and Noses – What Do We Value and Measure in the Parish?

The Fire-Bringing Family-Dividing Jesus, Luke 12:49-56

The collect and readings for today, Proper 15C, the Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost, may be found here. The appointed gospel is Luke 12:49-56. Jesus said “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have … Continue reading The Fire-Bringing Family-Dividing Jesus, Luke 12:49-56