April 21, 2008

Participation in the First and Fourth Estates

Just got word that I'm a co-recipient of a Polly Bond (Episcopal Communicators) Award. Here's the scoop:

Category: Editorial Writing: Series on Single Topic, Dioceses above 12,000 (The Episcopal Diocese of New York)
Award of Excellence
“An Overview: The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion” (Episcopal New Yorker 83:4, July/August 2007)
Christine Donovan, bishop’s deputy for public affairs
Lynette Wilson, Mary Beth Diss, editors, writers
The Rev. Titus Presler, The Rev. Br. Tobias Haller, The Rev. Canon James Rosenthal, The Rev. Andrew Dietsche, writers

My contribution was “Why and How an Anglican Covenant?” The issue appears not to be available on-line, but it is promised eventually.

10 comments:

bls said...

Congratulations! I'd love to read it, and hope when it appears you'll post a link to it here?

Grandmère Mimi said...

Congratulations, Tobias. I am not surprised at all. Congratulations, too, on your invitation to preach in the big room in the big church. What an honor to be asked to preach to wardens, those often unsung heroes of the church.

Wayne said...

Congrats, Tobias! I find your writings clear, thoughtful, prayerful, and sometimes even playful. I'm pleased others share my enthusiasm for your craft.

FranIAm said...

That is great Tobias! Congratulations - and preaching at St John the Divine too.

Good things to good people.

Bryant Dennison said...

Congratulations! I started my ordained ministry in the Diocese of Ohio. Polly Bond was the editor of the diocesan newspaper at that time. I am always pleased when someone whose work I enjoy, appreciate, and respect is the recipient of a Polly Bond award. Peace, Bryant Dennison

Country Parson said...

Well done and congratulations!
CP

Bryan+ said...

Congratulations Tobias!

I look forward to reading your essay as I'm still trying to sort out the implications of a possible Anglican Covenant.

Karekin said...

congratulations Toby!!! What great news. Of course, I'm not surprised...

Mary Clara said...

I am delighted to see that you are being given this recognition. You work hard on behalf of the whole community of TEC and we lean on your thoughtful, deeply informed, beautifully written essays. They are like paving stones on which we can walk forward.

Erika Baker said...

Congratulations for this and all the other achievements you have listed here in recent months.

And particular congratulations for not letting any of it get to your head, for accepting it with pleasure, almost with surprise, gratefully, without false modesty, but without feeling that it's no more than your due.

You're a great inspiration.