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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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#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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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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Jesus’ Inaugural Address

  When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the … Continue reading

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Meeting St. Paul Again for the First Time

After he was in prison for some time, Paul was permitted to state his case before King Agrippa. Paul said to the king, ‘Indeed, I myself was convinced that I ought to do many things against the name of Jesus … Continue reading

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More Than One Way to Witness

Each of us was given grace according the measure of Christ’s gift. Ephesians 4:7 It had been my intention to write this week about the major themes I will address in greater detail at next weekend at the yearly gathering … Continue reading

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Prayers and the Presidency

Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. Jeremiah 29:1-7 On the day after the national election, we … Continue reading

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The Middle Space

And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased. Matthew 3:17 In the midst of the world’s uncertainties and our own personal challenges, whatever they may be, we enter the Christian … Continue reading

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Audacious Hope: Christmas 2016

And they shall name him Emmanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’ Matthew 1:23 Christmas comes every year — in peacetime and in war; in times of sorrow and of joy; in sickness and in health. No matter our feelings … Continue reading

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