EES News

Practicing Prayer, Imagining New Life

She held a series of meetings of Spanish and English speakers for prayer, study, and reflection on the Psalms and rural life. She revised/developed a curriculum for rural churches to follow the model she developed.

Developing a Theology of Environmental Reconciliation

He developed a profound and comprehensive theory of the orientation, language, practices and community required to bring a reconciliatory Christology to the work of ecological salvation. Subsequent grant work extended this theory into a network that became Church of the Woods, for which he won the Morgan Directors’ Award in 2014.

Networking for an Environmental Church

Building on prior grant work, the Rev. Steve Blackmer acquired land and developed a network which became Church of the Woods “to evangelize the many locals who love the outdoors and seek spirituality in nature, not church…” – The Living Church, 11/16/14. Blackmer co-hosted Pilgrimage for Earth, a triennial liturgy festival, with St. James, Woodstock, … Read More »

Healing and Wholeness Retreat

They planned and convened a healing retreat for female and gay male victims of violence and abuse, held in the Diocese of Long Island.

Evangelism in Episcopal Schools

Bassett spent a day shadowing Mr. William W. Taylor, President of St. George’s Independent School in Memphis, TN. An active lay Episcopalian and successful educator, Mr. Taylor shared insight to his vocation. Basset, a published writer, produced an article profiling Taylor’s understanding of ministry and evangelism in the context of educational leadership. The article will … Read More »

Reynolds Price and Mercy

He researched the theme of mercy in the writings of Reynolds Price, and led a small group breakout session at the Mockingbird conference in NYC in April 2014. In addition, he wrote an article on his summer CPE experience in Charlottesville that was accepted by Commonweal magazine.

Faith-Based Environmental Stewardship

They studied sustainable agriculture at the Asian Rural Institute in Japan and implemented a program of faith-based environmental stewardship at Yale Divinity School.

The Theology Studio

He developed and hosted The Theology Studio, with interviews, book reviews and podcasts. The venture provided resources and a scholarly community for students and young scholars.

Exploring Emergent Communities

She visited several emergent communities including the Crossing in Boston, Church of the Apostles in Seattle, Moot in London, and Grace in Ealing, UK. She prepared a resource booklet on emergent worship and co-led a “Fridays at the Seminary” for area clergy.