I'm Andrew Rampton and, as the site name suggests, I'm a bookish priest. I love reading and I like to think and talk and write about what I read. A good book, fiction or nonfiction, always sparks the imagination. For nonfiction, I mostly read theology, church history, liturgical studies, and other nonfiction related to my work as a priest. I'm also interested in urban design and productivity tools and philosophies.When it comes to fiction, I'm always interested in a good fantasy novel, but also read literary fiction, historical fiction, and a bit of sci-fi.
I'm a priest of the Anglican Church of Canada, currently appointed as Priest Incumbent of Holy Trinity Church, Winnipeg, in the Diocese of Rupert's Land in Treaty One Territory. My faith and my vocation inform everything in my life. The content on this site reflects that.
The posts on this site come in three major groups:
Book Reflections: where I share my thoughts and reflections from recent reading
Articles: longer thinkpieces where I explore ideas of interest to me
Preaching: transcripts of sermons and pastoral letters that I preach and write in my work as a priest
This thinking, writing, and, I hope, the conversations that come from them are not efforts at certainty, gatekeeping, or drawing lines in the sand. Rather, I hope they can be seen and heard as explorations and expressions of curiosity about God, Creation, and all things sacred. Cole Arthur Riley, the curator of www.blackliturgist.com wrote this prayer and it seems fitting to share with you here: