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Announcing the Canon for Vitality & Innovation
December 2, 2021
Beloved in Christ, I am writing to share the joyful news that, after conducting an extensive national search, the Reverend Dr. Blair Pogue has accepted a call to serve as Canon for Vitality and Inn...
November 23, 2021
"It is now time for us to rise from sleep." —The Rule of St. Benedict Beloved in Christ, When I moved to Minnesota, I was prepared for the cold weather. I love winter, and i...
One Simple, Loving Step at a Time
November 16, 2021
In the gospel lesson for this past Sunday, Jesus sharply counters a disciple's seemingly innocent admiration of the temple by saying, "Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left here...
Bishop's Address to Convention 2021 - in English, Spanish, Karen, Hmong
November 5, 2021
Here, please find links to the Bishop's Address to Convention 2021 in English, Spanish, Karen, and Hmong.
My Favorite Saint
November 2, 2021
Beloved in Christ, My favorite saint is Father Hiram Hisanori Kano, who served as a priest in the Western Nebraska town where I grew up. On December 7, 1941, Fr. Kano had just finished celebra...
Invited to Do Less
October 26, 2021
Beloved in Christ, As you know, one of our four diocesan priorities is congregational vitality. In my experience, vitality has very little to do with the number of people engaged in the life and mi...
Pushing in on Jesus
October 19, 2021
Beloved in Christ, With the trial of the three white men who killed Ahmaud Arbery, a 25 year old Black jogger, beginning in Georgia this week, I am reminded again of the countless names of victims ...
Our Simple Central Calling
October 12, 2021
Beloved in Christ, Last Wednesday, I gathered in Waubun with a large congregation of laity and clergy to celebrate and give thanks for the life of the Reverend Doyle Turner, who served as a priest ...
If We Make Disciples, There Will Always Be a Church
October 8, 2021
Beloved in Christ, I believe that what the world and the church need more than anything are people whose minds are so molded by the wisdom of God, whose spirits are so saturated with the spirit of ...
Abide in My Love
October 5, 2021
Beloved in Christ, This fall, I’ve invited the entire diocese to dwell together in John 15:1-11 by spending time with it at the beginning of any meeting or other gathering. I hope ...
Freed to Receive Difference
September 28, 2021
Beloved in Christ, At last month’s BISHOPx Forum, Dr. Catherine Meeks offered us a powerful challenge to reflect on the truth that the sin of racism damages all of us, and therefore the work of r...
When people see us, do they see Jesus?
September 21, 2021
Beloved in Christ, One question it's often suggested congregations ask themselves when assessing their mission, vision, and unique identity is, "If this congregation ceased to exist, what woul...
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