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Who’s at the Table?

I was recently invited to write an article for the Episcopal Church Foundation’s Vestry Papers on the topic of how we gather around the table. You can read the article here if you wish. Here was my take on the subject: “Who is at our leadership table? Or more importantly, who is missing? Do those … More Who’s at the Table?
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:30:06 +0000

Engaging God’s Mission

‘Tis the season . . . No, not the Christmas season, but rather the season of transition. Almost every meeting I have with a group includes some conversation about our Episcopate transition. One of the things I am often asked is about “engaging God’s mission” or our “missional focus” during my tenure. My response generally … More Engaging God’s Mission
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 14:25:25 +0000

Unique and Beloved

The story went something like this . . . ”I was a young boy playing in the field behind my house. Suddenly, the clouds opened up and a voice from heaven spoke and said, ‘You are my beloved child—you are special.’ Immediately, I felt an incredible sense of importance. And then, just as quickly, the … More Unique and Beloved
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 16:31:49 +0000

Only with God’s Help

Like many, I found this reported exchange between a young person and a Native American elder at the Lincoln Memorial very troubling. As additional reports and videos have come forward, I have became even more disturbed. The level of disrespect shown by the young people towards many of those gathered to participate in the Indigenous … More Only with God’s Help
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:47:06 +0000

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