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Made for Relationship
September 14, 2021
Beloved in Christ, This Sunday during an Evensong at St. Mark’s Cathedral, we will formally commission and install our three new archdeacons—Lee Grim, Rena Turnham, and Chip Whitacre—as well ...
Shaping Our Imaginations to God's Love
September 7, 2021
Beloved in Christ, With a new program year upon us, this issue of the Weekly News includes a lot of information about new and emerging diocesan events and initiatives. I encourage you to look it ov...
No Clearer Moral Imperative
August 31, 2021
Beloved in Christ, The scenes that have unfolded in Afghanistan over the past few weeks have been heartbreaking for all of us. It is hard to watch the violence, the desperation and fear, and to ful...
The Gift of One Another
August 24, 2021
Beloved in Christ, This past Saturday, we confirmed seventeen people from two congregations and baptized four children at St. Paul's in Duluth. This evening, ten more people will be confirmed ...
Bright Lights of Love
August 17, 2021
Beloved in Christ, I spent last week in residence in the Northwest Mission Area. Beginning with a confirmation liturgy at St. Paul's in Brainerd, I spent the next six days visiting all eight of our...
On the Delta Variant
August 3, 2021
Beloved in Christ, As COVID-19 cases begin to climb again in many parts of the country, and we learn more about the delta variant driving the latest surge, we are reminded that while we are in the ...
Contending with our Dark Legacy
July 27, 2021
Beloved in Christ, Last week, the remains of nine Lakota children who died at a residential boarding school more than one hundred years ago were returned to their home in South Dakota, on the lands...
June 29, 2021
Beloved in Christ, This Sunday happens to be Independence Day. While the Book of Common Prayer does not allow for the readings and collect for July 4th take precedence over those appointed for Pent...
Bishop Loya's Response to the Verdict
June 25, 2021
Beloved, Today’s verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd will undoubtedly bring a sense of justice, and even relief, to many, many people in Minnesota and around the ...
An Anchor in the Storm
June 22, 2021
Beloved in Christ, This gospel lesson appointed for this past Sunday was Mark's version of Jesus calming a nighttime storm while in a boat with his disciples. Jesus is somehow asleep through it all...
A Table in the Wilderness
June 15, 2021
Beloved in Christ, The psalm appointed for Morning Prayer today is a section of Psalm 78, that long, sprawling poem that rehearses the major moments and patterns of God's relationship with Isr...
Our Journey Together
June 8, 2021
Beloved in Christ, I became your bishop exactly one year ago this week. The year has passed so much more quickly than I thought it would, and at the same time, June of 2020 already seems like ...
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