Education

Be the change you wish to see in the world

One-minute read. If you’ve been spending the last week wondering how to be a positive force working towards a world where pain and suffering isn’t caused by a fellow human there are answers.

Will you proclaim the Good News of God in Christ?

One-minute read. Embracing Evangelism, a new six-part evangelism video course, is a resource to help Episcopalians grow in their own relationship with Christ and to help others do so as well.

Leadership Reboot: May 29 & June 6 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Two-minute read. This course is ideal for all lay and ordained pastoral leaders who who wish to explore crucial leadership skills and practices. The Rev. Roger Gufstason, bishop emeritus of the Central States Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is the course instructor.

EfM Virtual Open House

Curious about EfM? Now might be the right time find answers. Attend a Virtual Open House. May 6, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Seeing the Face of God in Each Other – South

Three-minute read. June saw the re-scheduling of the ‘Seeing the Face of God in Each Other’ workshops that were postponed due to bad weather earlier in the year.

Unknowing Victims

10-minute read. Are you a victim? It’s a crime that can be very hard for people to admit to being the victim of. For some it is because it is an embarrassing admission that they were duped, for others, it is because they don’t even know that they are victims.

Preparing for the Inevitable

Five-minute read. Do you know how to handle your family’s financial transactions?

The Sexual Immorality of Pornography

15 minute read. Pornography seems to have gained a certain amount of legitimacy and respectability. It’s not unusual to hear someone (albeit jokingly) refer to their ‘porn stash’ or questionable online browsing history. The reality is that pornography can create ripples of pain and human suffering that spread out into the world.

General Convention 101

The Episcopal Diocese of Texas has produced a handy pictorial guide to General Convention. Follow the links provided to see an online version of the guide, which you can download and print if you wish.

Human Trafficking as It Relates to Slavery

Ten-minute read. Most Americans turn a blind eye towards slavery believing it only existed in the past. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

Loving as Christ Loved the Church: An Apologia for Gay Marriage

Eight-minute read. Fr. David argues that the Good News of Christ Jesus — Good News for all people, gay and straight — makes no distinction between them when it comes to monogamous lifelong committed relationships.

Facts, Figures, and Men’s Role in Human Trafficking

20 minute read. What’s the truth behind human trafficking, and how men specifically can work on eradicating it. A paper presented at the Human Trafficking Workshop for Men held at St. John’s Springfield, on September 17, 2017. 

Mike McDonnell presents details of the breadth of the human trafficking problem.
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