The Very Rev. Dr. Leander S. Harding, dean of the Cathedral of All Saints in Albany, is entering his fourth decade as a priest of the Episcopal Church.
He received a BA in religion and literary criticism from New College in Sarasota, Florida, an MDiv cum laude from Andover Newton Theological School, and a PhD from the Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry at Boston College.
After 26 years in parish ministry, he joined the faculty of Trinity School for Ministry, where he was associate professor of pastoral theology and dean of seminary advancement.
These three artifacts of pop culture embody the immense yearning of the human heart for meaningful story. And they show that the Church should abandon any attempt to fit its story into the story of the dominant culture.