Father Matthew now blogging from Rye

Father Matthew Moretz, an Episcopal priest who has built up a nice following with his quirky video blogs on YouTube, has a new address.

He’s moved from St. Paul’s in Yonkers to Christ’s Church in Rye.

But he’s still posting “Father Matthew Presents.”:http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22father+matthew+presents%22&search=Search

default.jpgHe did one recently called “Making sense of sin.”:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr0omWJUtNE In this post, Moretz rejects many common definitions of sin — the breaking of laws, separation from God, excessive pride — as being too limiting.

He prefers the idea that sin is like the blocking of the flow of God’s love and gifts, “like a blockage in an artery.”

If you watch his posts, it’s clear that Moretz is trying to reach people who have been turned off by organized religion. He often apologizes for past offenses against his viewers.

And he tries to get to the heart of the various questions that real folks wonder about.

Like sin.

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.