Beliefs A farewell column and a plea to Christian congregations: Look outward (COMMENTARY) By Tom Ehrich | June 2, 2015 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Beliefs Subscribe to Beliefs Tom Ehrich is a writer, church consultant and Episcopal priest based in New York. He is the president of Morning Walk Media and publisher of Fresh Day online magazine. Photo courtesy of Tom Ehrich Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.(RNS) My last two columns said what I needed to say: Christian congregations have inflicted pain on themselves. And better days lie ahead for those Christians who can think beyond inherited institutions.