Andrew Gerns

Andrew Gerns is Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Easton, PA. He has been part of the Episcopal Cafe from the very beginning

Grieving the American Bible Society

Grieving the American Bible Society

Ever since my freshman year, I have toted around the same dog-eared, taped up, Revised Standard Version Bible that I bought in a college book store. It is an old friend, and I am deeply grateful to the American Bible Society for introducing us.  Now when I see it, there is a pang of hurt and heartbreak.

Texas Episcopal school argues that courts can’t intervene in a case of racial bullying

Texas Episcopal school argues that courts can’t intervene in a case of racial bullying

A private Episcopal school in Texas is being sued by a former students and his parents claiming that the student was bullied because of his race. The school, after giving one-day suspensions to the admitted bullies, is claiming that that it cannot open their records on this matter because it is a religious school. 

This is no time to be cute

This is no time to be cute

One must tread carefully on Ash Wednesday, because what is called up on this day most centered on penance is at once deeply personal and very core to our being and identity. We are acknowledging that we can’t go it alone. We recognize our limitedness. Together we will stare into our mortality. We will face the fact that we are broken. Ash Wednesday is all about sin.

#JeSuisSEC

#JeSuisSEC

“I will do all I can to rebuild relationships, but that will be done from the position our Church has now reached in accordance with its synodical processes and in the belief that Love means Love.” – Bishop Mark Strange, Scottish Episcopal Church

A small parish hits the big screen with a story of welcome and transformation

A small parish hits the big screen with a story of welcome and transformation

If you went to the movies last week, you may have seen a preview for a movie about a small Episcopal congregation brought to life when a community of refugees join the parish. As they say, it’s based on a true story.

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