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Getting Down To The Real Work

Getting Down To The Real Work

Part of my calling as a Bishop in the Episcopal Church is to help other people discern their own calling. Some people are called to ordained ministry. But it’s important to understand that everybody—and I do mean everybody—is called.  When people talk to me about...
How To Follow Your Calling

How To Follow Your Calling

We’re gradually emerging from the coronavirus pandemic. And along with the relief I’ve been feeling has come a sober recognition. We were already in another sort of epidemic before anyone had ever heard of COVID-19. Aggression, addiction, and anxiety are symptoms of...
Being True to Yourself

Being True to Yourself

In the old days of Hollywood, film actors could get work only if they contractually bound themselves to one of the few big studios. Part of the deal frequently involved a name change. Roy Scherer, Jr., became Rock Hudson. You may know him as Cary Grant, but his mama...
The Good Place

The Good Place

It’s not like me. Honestly. But I confess that I binge-watched the entire first season of The Good Place. Friends have been assuring me that I would love it. One of the main characters is an ethicist, and I too was once a philosophy professor. As it turns out, the...
How to Find Your Calling

How to Find Your Calling

Some people seem to know from a very early age what they should do with their lives. They feel driven to write or to paint, to kick a soccer ball or to study primates, to fight injustice or to discover the laws governing the universe. Think Annie Dillard, Pablo...