The “Best” of Youth Confirmation in a Nutshell

As many of you know, I have spent a good deal of my ministry in a variety of settings researching, writing, and advocating for (or against) the rite of Confirmation. It has not that I have been opposed to this sacramental rite in which many have called a “sacrament in search of a meaning,” but … Continue reading The “Best” of Youth Confirmation in a Nutshell

What’s YOUR Theology of Confirmation?

With the spring 2014 release of Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Theologies of Confirmation for the 21st Century, I’ve been making a lot of presentations about the rite of Confirmation in the Episcopal Church and helping people think about what their own “theology” about this rite that always seems to be in search of a meaning. This … Continue reading What’s YOUR Theology of Confirmation?

Springtime is for . . . Confirmation (among other things)

Alleluia! He is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! For many congregations, the time is drawing near when the bishop will make his or her annual visitation to confirm all those young people who have been preparing for confirmation. Classes were probably held during the Lenten season (or hopefully have been since September), so … Continue reading Springtime is for . . . Confirmation (among other things)

Refired for Justice

Since January, I’ve been connecting the dots of my past with the present and future. In mentoring others in how to pass on faith to future generations with an emphasis on Baptismal Covenant language, I can see how issues of justice and racial reconciliation merge with my personal history and activities.