The Crowd at the Foot of the Cross

Sermon preached at Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer, Chicago Good Friday 2017 Roger Ferlo This year at this Good Friday service, we are introducing a new practice to complement our much more ancient one. The ancient practice will be familiar if you have come to...

Widening the Circle

A few weeks ago Dean Terry DeLisio and I had the privilege of visiting the Newberry Library in Chicago to view the Bexley Hall Rare Book Collection, which had just arrived from Columbus. Although I knew what the inventory looked like on paper, it was a moving...

Discovering Something Rich and Strange

As I write I am preparing to lead the pre-Lenten clergy retreat for the Diocese of Massachusetts. Their new bishop the Rt. Rev. Alan Gates, is a former Bexley Hall and Bexley Seabury board member, and a thoughtful and informed supporter of seminary education in a time...

Pray for Justice. Act for Justice.

Message from President Ferlo I am writing this message on Martin Luther King Day, just four days before the next presidential inauguration. The juxtaposition of these two events underscores the deep racial and economic divisions that have haunted our national polity...

Standing Up

♦ November 22, 2016 ♦ Our Lady of Ferguson icon written by Mark Dukes, commissioned by Mark Bozzuti-Jones, Trinity Church Wall Street “What I’m trying to cultivate is not blind optimism but what the philosopher Jonathan Lear calls radical hope. ‘What makes this...