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July 8, 2018 | by Kirby Smith

One of the great pleasures of attending General Convention is getting to see old friends and make new ones.  When I entered the visitors’ section of the House of Deputies today, I saw an old friend from another diocese.  There was a lull in the action on the floor, so we started chatting, catching up […]

June 29, 2018 | by Kirby Smith

During this time while many congregations are thinking about their 2019 budgets and the Supreme Court is in flux, it’s wise to keep this in the back of your minds. Periodically, there are movements to eliminate the clergy housing allowance, which is part of the clergy person’s compensation that is not subject to federal income […]

January 7, 2018 | by Kirby Smith

Although I hate to admit it, God was not really a part of my life until rather late. While growing up in Tampa, Florida, I attended church rather infrequently with my parents. My father was in the US Air Force, and while we did not move around very much, most of my friends did. I […]