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A Little Goes a Long Way (Second in a series, How Can I Have Faith?)

Jesus said, “All things can be done for the one who believes.” Immediately the father cried out, “I believe; help my unbelief!” Mark 9: 23-24 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you had … Continue reading

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On Our Watch (sermon for the House of Bishops)

There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these … Continue reading

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How Can I Have Faith?

There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these … Continue reading

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Immigrants and Refugees: A Call for Compassion

March 02, 2017 you have to understand, that no one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land no one burns their palms under trains beneath carriages no one spends days and nights in … Continue reading

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Anxiety 101

Jesus said, “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth. ‘Therefore I tell you, … Continue reading

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#edowlent

I invite you, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent. Book of Common Prayer A notice from The Rev. Scott Gunn, Executive Director of Forward Movement landed in my inbox yesterday. It begins: We … Continue reading

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Loving as God Loves

“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:38 In the early 1960s, as  the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., rose to prominence at the helm of the Civil Rights Movement, he consistently advocated non-violence in response … Continue reading

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Trauma Triggers in Church

  Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother … Continue reading

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We Speak of What We Know

So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ. Romans 10:17 Friends of the Diocese of Texas, I’m honored to be among you. Heartfelt thanks to your good bishops, whom I hold … Continue reading

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To Share Good News

“We speak of what we know, and testify to what we have seen.” John 3:11 I am on my way to preach in the Diocese of Texas, just as Bishop Andy Doyle preached for our Diocesan Convention on January 28. … Continue reading

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