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Helping Hands

After last week’s newsletter I had a number of people ask me about my support team. The Big Five or the Hand— the people in your life who hold your hand, give you a hand up, gently push you from behind— these are the folks that keep me healthy. I have shared with our clergy, all those … More Helping Hands
Tue, 11 Feb 2020 18:43:30 +0000

Challenges and Opportunities

As promised last week, I’ll spend this week and next answering the two questions I hear most often from folks in ECMN and the wider Church. The first is: “What has your experience of being a Bishop been like?” My reflection on this question is based solely on my experience serving as the Bishop of … More Challenges and Opportunities
Wed, 05 Feb 2020 14:24:44 +0000


On Saturday afternoon, after all the excitement was over, Staci and I had the opportunity to spend some time on the phone with ECMN’s Bishop-elect, Craig Loya, and his wife Melissa. It was a warm and wonderful conversation as they shared their thoughts and emotions, and we reminisced with them about how we felt when … More Gratitude
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 20:19:02 +0000

Occupying Liminal Space

On September 25th, 2018, my life, and the life of ECMN, moved into a time that I refer to as liminal space. By liminal space I mean: 1. relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process. 2. occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold. Many things about … More Occupying Liminal Space
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 20:17:06 +0000

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