Ted Karpf

A cleric in the church for nearly half a century, The Reverend Canon Ted Karpf is a prolific writer and essayist in fields ranging from public health to spiritual direction and is a widely-acclaimed spiritual director, keynote speaker, and retreat leader. He has just completed a memoir entitled, Acts of Forgiveness: Faith Journeys of a Gay Priest, published by McFarland/Toplight books.

Winter: Time to Slow Down

As a seasonal response then, Winter may be helpful as a time for letting go settling into our experience and that to which nature calls us; namely, rest and renewal.

Why I Write

Now that the book — Acts of Forgiveness — is out in the marketplace I am beginning to reckon with the hard question raised by friends and family: “Why did you write this book?”

Aloof, yet full of wonder…

While there are few things that we can ultimately take with us, we can be still for moment, letting something else of greater strength manage us and our lives in the world.

In Search for Home

A great deal has been written and spoken about the mess on the Border and our dealings with immigrants, otherwise known as strangers.  It is a curiosity of the American people, all of whom were once strangers, immigrants and castaways, …

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