I am a parish priest serving in the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. In addition to Covenant, I blog about classical Anglicanism at The Conciliar Anglican and I write more personally about living out the Catholic faith at Working the Beads. Additionally, I co-host a podcast called God and Comics about the intersection of faith and comic book culture.
I am a husband and the father of two beautiful boys, both of whom are on the autism spectrum. I am also, almost certainly, the only former rapper who contributes to Covenant. I once got to interview Chuck D of Public Enemy. It was and probably always will be the coolest thing I’ve ever done.
In a response to Carey Nieuwhof, Fr. Jonathan elevates pastoral care and its challenges: "Sometimes good pastoral care feels like a punch in the face, both for pastors and for those committed to their care."
Mary breaks into a cold, damp sweat,
her eyes bloodshot, her skin crawling
as she takes one more breath and screams,
pushing baby into open air,
riding a rush of adrenaline and blood so pure
that it can on... Read More...
In seminary, I learned that "we must reclaim Advent." The only way to do that is through a vicious mocking of the foolish plebeians around us who sing Christmas carols any time before 11:00 pm on Christmas Eve.