Alan Neale


Now, I understand

For over thirty years Alan Neale has spoken with passion, relevance, authenticity and humor of themes that are profound and pressing; the profound he makes simple and accessible, the pressing he makes immediate and welcoming. All these years past have provided little time for Alan to write extensively and so now he begins a long-postponed desire and there are many themes waiting to be translated into books; the task is daunting and enthralling and he longs to begin in 2015

Easter Vigil Sermon “And the same to you…” April 15 2017. Trinity Church, Newport RI. The Reverend Alan Neale

I need not, but I will admit, that an  Easter Vigil service rates not highly on my list of liturgical “must-do’s.” Maybe this reluctant acceptance is due to personal history, theological concerns, a pedantic search for consistency, pastoral matters and… laziness. Nevertheless, my good friend and Rector Anne Marie Richards (armed with this knowledge) invited… Continue reading

“Class #3 Hospitality of the Mind” – Sunday March 19th 2017, Trinity Church Newport RI. The Reverend Alan Neale

This morning (at 9am) the teaching series on “Hospitality” continues, today “Hospitality of the Mind.” Closed hearts tend to be inhospitable and so do closed minds. The spiritual vocation to renewal is a vocation to consider, even consider again, new ideas and new perspectives. Again it is important to consider what it is that makes… Continue reading