A sermon delivered at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Charleston, West Virginia, on Sunday, January 15, 2017. In a week in which the National Cathedral was subjected to criticism for hosting a prayer service following the inauguration and for having the cathedral choir sing at the inauguration, I felt called, not to address those questions, but to approach the broader question of how our church and its members can both take positions of witness in and to the world, and have sufficiently strong interpersonal relationships that we can continue to worship with other church members with whom we may disagree.
Fr. Kent is an Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of West Virginia. He functions primarily as a supply priest, but also serves as Dean of the Kanawha Deanery. He was ordained deacon December 16, 2006 and priest June 16, 2007. He is married and the father of two grown sons. Fr. Kent retired from his "day job" in August, 2014. View all posts by Kent Higgins