Saying Yes and Saying No

Practicing Our Faith: Learning to Say No (and to Say Yes!)

By Martin Copenhaver

This sermon based on Deuteronomy 30:19-20 and II Corinthians 1:15-22 was preached at the Wellesley Congregational Church on March 21, 1999.

Sister Joanna takes the final step to monastic life

By Katelyn Ferral

After years of discernment, a young Catholic woman enters the monastery — and a life of prayer as a cloistered nun.

Robert Saler: ‘Why don’t I get a vacation, too?’ How to talk about clergy sabbaticals

By Robert C. Saler

Reframing the pastoral sabbatical as a journey for the entire congregation can diminish resentment and help make regular periods of renewal a part of the Christian life, writes the director of the Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs.

Les Carpenter: Improv saved my priesthood

By Les Carpenter

Being onstage with other actors freed an Episcopal priest to see ministry as a practice of grace.