An Essay on Evil

Dear Epiphany, St. Augustine taught that evil is not a substance. It is, as it were, a by-product of our freedom, and especially of our sin. Some say the effects of that sin did not fall solely on the world of humans, but spilled over into the natural world as well, in the form of

Today, We Are Reminded…

Dear Epiphany,   It is so startling to hear that 21 people who got up in the morning yesterday to go to school and do their work, never came home. There’s nothing to account for that kind of evil, except evil itself. In its wake, there is a spiritual disquietude that stirs the hearts of

Staff Updates at Epiphany

Dear Epiphany, I find it wonderfully providential that our retreating from the pandemic has so seamlessly coincided with a new model for the Epiphany staff. Since last November, we have been working with Nathan Kirkpatrick from Saison Consulting to consider our staffing needs and how they correspond with care for the congregation, the rejuvenation of

Music at Epiphany: Excellence in Relationship

Dear Epiphany, What a joy it was to make music with you throughout Holy Week, after two years of pandemic-time worship. The Epiphany Choir sang 11 in-person and online services throughout the week, performing 46 different musical works. I write to update you about Epiphany’s music program, which, unexpectedly, grew throughout the pandemic. At Epiphany,

Experiencing Holy Week Online

Holy Week offers an opportunity for us engage with this most sacred season as Jesus journeys to the Cross and Resurrection. Epiphany will be streaming all major liturgies of Holy Week as well as offering unique, online-only options for our distanced parish. Below you will find a description of each service and a few things

New Sacred Ground Group Starting!

What is Sacred Ground?   Sacred Ground is a film- and readings-based dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups (circles) are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race and racism, while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity.   This 10-week series is built around a