Ted Karpf

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Telephone: 505-859-1221
Email: ted.karpf@gmail.com


A cleric in the church for nearly half a century, The Reverend Canon Ted Karpf is a prolific writer and essayist in fields ranging from public health to spiritual direction and is a widely-acclaimed spiritual director, keynote speaker, and retreat leader He has completed a memoir entitled Acts of Forgiveness: Faith Journeys of a Gay Priest published by McFarland/Toplight books.


Title: Acts of Forgiveness: Faith Journeys of a Gay Priest
Published: Toplight Books (October 31, 2019)
Genre: Memoir

In 1980s America, coming out as gay as a father and husband was a significant journey for anyone to make. Coming out as gay as a priest guaranteed immersion into controversy, contradiction, and challenge. This book tells of the Reverend Canon Ted Karpf’s navigation of new social and romantic journeys, all within the context of his priestly vocation in the Episcopal Church.

Covering from 1968 to 2018, Karpf recounts his vivid memories, life-changing dreams and resonant reflections on living a life of faith in a socially and politically tumultuous period. His narratives are crafted as poetic meditations on enduring values and meaning, which can remind any reader that we are neither abandoned nor alone, and that forgiveness is a fulfilling way of living in a world of contradictions.

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Title: Restoring Hope: Decent Care in the Midst of HIV/AIDS
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (2008)
Genre: Inspirational

“Restoring Hope”

This volume is a call to re-examine assumptions about what care is and how it be practiced. Rather than another demand for radical reform, it makes the case for thinking clearly and critically. It urges people living with HIV to become full partners in designing and implementing their own care and for caregivers to accept them in this role.

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Title: In Times Like These
Publisher: Seabury Books (2005)
Genre: Inspirational

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