Today is our Quiet Day. So silence will be kept on the campus. The staff are permitted to stay at home; so many of the offices will be closes. The seminarians and the Faculty are expected to observe this day. This is the moment when we cut out the noise and live in a world of quiet.
Many human lives are unaccustomed to the experience of sustained quiet. A television, a radio, the iPhone - they all provide sound that can become company. Living with silence is a healthy discipline. Disconnecting from the tech (to allude to the first rule of "Faith Rules") is an invitation to let God fill the silence.
I am delighted our dear friend and distinguished colleague - the Rev. Dr. Robert Prichard - will be leading the Quiet Day meditations. He has been a giant on this Faculty. As his retirement looms, we know we will miss him. And for a time, today, we will hear afresh from this distinguished scholar and teacher, as he shares his faith.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President