Tom Ehrich

Biography

Tom Ehrich is a writer, church consultant and Episcopal priest based in New York. He is the author of “Just Wondering, Jesus” and founder of the Church Wellness Project. Visit his website. Follow Tom on Twitter @tomehrich.

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April 23, 2013

[Religion News Service] I wonder if social isolation — not extremist religion or Chechen roots — explains the two brothers who set off bombs during the Boston Marathon, killing three and wounding more than 170. The older brother...

November 7, 2012

[Religion News Service] It was a week for grown-ups. When Republican partisans lambasted New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for collaborating with a Democratic president to rescue a state devastated by Hurricane Sandy, he tweeted, “We...

October 17, 2012

[Religion News Service] When I alerted my readers that I would be taking time off from writing to recover from surgery, many sent me kind words with a common theme: “Take time to heal.” “Give your body time to heal,...

October 3, 2012

[Religion News Service] Manhattan was a traffic nightmare as the United Nations General Assembly was in session and security precautions ramped up. Iran’s president gave his usual insulting address. Israel’s prime minister...

September 26, 2012

[Religion News Service] Nothing will get better in our troubled and divided nation until we take to heart three lessons about what it means to be a decent person. First, give back to God. In researching trends in giving, I was shocked to...

September 12, 2012

[Religion News Service] As baby boomers start clicking the senior citizen box on travel fares, I want to say a word to my generation and to the one that preceded us. It is time for us to get out of the way. I don’t mean easing into...

August 14, 2012

[Religion News Service] Comparing today with yesterday is a popular yet pointless pastime. For one thing, we rarely remember yesterday accurately. More to the point, yesterday was so, well, yesterday — different context, different...

July 18, 2012

[Religion News Service] Conservative commentators like Rupert Murdoch’s stable and Ross Douthat of The New York Times are feasting on what they perceive as the “death” of “liberal Christianity.” They add two...

June 13, 2012

[Religion News Service] I was sitting in a new neighborhood restaurant with a disappointing breakfast of weak coffee and cold French toast. I opened Facebook on my iPad and posed a quandary: I want this restaurant to make it because our...

June 5, 2012

[Religion News Service] Like many air travelers, I have learned to expect the worst and be surprised by anything positive. I can’t imagine that gloom is the customer experience that airlines are going for. Yet they can’t control their...

May 23, 2012

[Religion News Service — Clearwater, Fla.] A counseling clinic here that helps the elderly deal with depression has a waiting list of several months. Even affordable housing here is too costly for retirees whose investments...

May 10, 2012

[Religion News Service] My host and I were talking politics, as people do in east Tennessee. She told me about her friend Howard Baker, the three-term Republican senator (1967-1985), who governed in the Senate as minority leader and then...

May 2, 2012

[Religion News Service] I have been a Christian my entire life, never more fervently than in recent years, and yet I cringe when I hear politicians and public figures announce their Christian faith. Hold on to your wallet. Even more, hold...

April 25, 2012

[Religion News Service] I came home from a weekend of consulting in Topeka, Kansas, feeling weary. I felt drained by exciting work with several dozen church leaders who were eager to move forward. I felt exhausted by the rigors of modern...

April 18, 2012

[Religion News Service] Let’s imagine you are running an enterprise. A shop, online vendor, political party, church, bank — you decide. Now look at the trends happening around you. Let’s say you notice these three:...

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