I recently announced to my parish, St. Francis Church, that I will be leaving as rector after fifteen years to accept a position to serve on the Bishop's Staff in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts. That announcement can be found here.
I've been asked by several people if I will continue to blog. Yes, indeed. Although this past week or so I've felt emotionally wiped, and that has adversely affected my blogging, I do expect that my thoughts and prayers over the course of the next few months will be about being in that "in between" place. I will be saying goodbyes to a congregation that I have loved greatly, and they've paid me the great honor of loving me back. And already there are "pulls" toward Springfield and my new duties, which I welcome, but at the moment it feels daunting. So it is a liminal place for me and I'm sure there will be posts that emerge from that in-between place.
And then I'll be transitioning into a new kind of ministry and I'm sure there will be much to say as that begins to take hold. All of that in due time. But yes, while the context of my ministry will be changing, my desire to reflect theologically in a public way on the gospel and culture will continue. So please stay tuned.