Words about God and Life for the Attention Deficit Generation

Going to North Carolina in the fall

I have been invited to be the keynote speaker for the biennial clergy conference for the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, by their diocesan, Bishop Michael B. Curry. I will be speaking to the clergy of the diocese, in Winston-Salem, from 12 – 14 October.

The invitation was extended to me on the basis of my book, Kill GeorgeIf You Meet George Herbert on the Road, Kill Him: Radically Re-thinking Priestly Ministry (published by Continuum last year and recently reprinted). I will be giving three addresses and preaching the sermon for the conference eucharist.

You can see a discussion between the bishop and myself about what we hope to achieve in the conference with the YouTube video below:

The diocese’s notice about the conference is here.


  1. Randall J. Keeney

    Dear Justin,

    I haven’t finished the book yet, but you were fabulous in North Carolina. I hope the trip home was non-eventful and didn’t include any dying animals on the runway.

    Thanks again.

    The Rev. Randall J. Keeney
    St. Barnabas
    Greensboro, NC

    Just a thought for the next critic who hasn’t read KGH:

    “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”

  2. Randall J. Keeney

    Yelled at by the head police dude. Court is next week and isn’t looking good.



  3. Randall J. Keeney

    Dear Justin,

    Court was today. Made a statement, pretty much what I said at the conference. The judge goes berserk, and a deputy threatens “unruly” courtroom with German Shepherd. Normal day. In the end, we were release without fines or costs. By the way, our attorney was an 88 year old veteran of the civil rights movement. Just thought I’d catch you up. Now, you won’t ever have to hear from me again.


    Randall +/-

  4. Justin Lewis-Anthony

    Not hearing from you would be a shame, Randall. As Nicholas Ferrar once said “It is the right, good old way you are in; keep in it”. Justin

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