A FEW FAVORITES
“Crying in worship” – The Christian Century, (June 2018). Church worship is, in fact, a great place to let yourself shed a few tears.
The royal wedding sermon (what a pastor thought) – The Christian Century, (May 2018). Watching Presiding Bishop Michael Bishop preach is seeing a real pastor, who is also a real Christian, as well as Black American, speak Jesus to the world.
“Mary Magdalene, Wonder Woman, and Me” – Sick Pilgrim, a Patheos blog (July 2017). These two women give me a new way to imagine myself…Like them, I want to face down the wiles of the devil with all the weaponry and armor that our Lord has on offer. I want to read Ephesians 6 and imagine not a man, whether like a Roman soldier or a medieval knight, but a woman.
Sermon: Eclipse and Incarnation – St. Chrysostom’s, Chicago (Christmas Day 2016).
“The Mosque Next Door” – The Christian Century, (September 2015). My parish was invited to come visit our Muslim neighbors in their new mosque. Their house of worship turned out to be comically similar to our own.
The Same Night for Years – The Christian Century blog (2015). Three times a year, a worship service ends and I go back to the vesting room to change—and I feel as though I’m walking into a time warp.
The Christian Century — Contributor Page
Bearings Online, Collegeville Institute — Contributor Page
Fidelia’s Sisters,The Young Clergy Women Project
For our Enemies: Between Self-righteousness & an Abiding Hope (May 2011). On the assassination of Osama Bin Laden.
The Girl Who Wants Everyone To Like Her (October 2012). A pastor is responsible for a whole community’s well being, which means sometimes I have to make decisions not everyone is going to like or understand.
On Spring Cleaning (June 2012). When I trot old clothes, tchotchkes, and kitchenware over to Goodwill, I feel exhilarated. But I’m not sure I’m living more simply.
Talking About God, Money, and Giving: A Testimony and Tutorial for Pastors (November 2011). An annual stewardship campaign isn’t really about money. It’s not about duty, our budget, or a church’s survival. It’s about deepening our relationships.
Sick Pilgrim, a Patheos blog – “Mary Magdalene, Wonder Woman, and Me” (July 2017).
CEB Women’s Bible, contributor, “Gleaning”entry (2016).
Upper Room Disciplines 2014, “Public Faith: October 13-19,” Abingdon Press, contributor, (2013).
Let’s Talk, journal of Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – Review of: Faith Forming Faith: Bringing New Christians To Baptism And Beyond by Paul E. Hoffman (Lent 2015).
Engelwood Review of Books – Review of: Atchison Blue: A Search for Silence, a Spiritual Home, and a Living Faith by Judith Valente (September 2013).
Episcopal Cafe, “Do I Wear My Collar Into Target?” excerpts from a post on my blog (June 2013).
Bearings Online, newsletter of Collegeville Institute, “Why Congregations Shouldn’t Work So Hard to Keep Their Young People” (May 2013). Whatever “Jacob’s” spiritual future, his synagogue is a part of who he is and a place he feels like he can be himself. Even confident enough to welcome a stranger—a young Episcopal priest who doesn’t look much older than he does—and ask her about her religion.
Interview with Author Heidi Haverkamp, Key Resources – Center for the Ministry of Teaching , Virginia Theological Seminary (December 2015).
Episode 17: Heidi Haverkamp, Transfiguration Sunday! Interview (and sermon) for Women in Preaching by Paige Cargioli (February 2015). Also with VIDEO!
Sermon archives for St. Paul’s, DeKalb (look for Heidi Haverkamp, author) includes some audio files
Sermon archives of St. Benedict, Bolingbrook (scroll down a ways) includes some audio files