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The Bishop's Blog: Signs of God's Grace

The Bishop's Blog: Signs of God's Grace

Bishop of Newark

Grace happens. All the time. Grace is God's gift to us. The signs of God's grace are abundant. Some are dramatic. Many at first glance seem mundane. All are potentially life transforming.

God created us, but God was not – and is not, finished with creating. God keeps showing up. God is very much at work. Our job as God's creatures, is to pay attention to God's grace. And to join with God in God's work.

May 3, 2016
Bishop Mark Beckwith talks about "Dwelling in the Word," a spiritual practice in which one engages scripture through imagination....
Election button: "Vote 2016"
April 19, 2016
On November 9, the quadrennial presidential election marathon, which has consumed more space in the media and in the psyche than any time I can...
Threatened with Resurrection
April 6, 2016
Our spiritual ancestors were threatened by Pharaoh’s army as they made their way from slavery to freedom. They crossed the Red Sea on dry...
March 24, 2016
As we approach Easter, and in the wake of the Brussels attacks, I offer this brief meditation on the image of the crucifix. "We may suffer, but...
Three crosses
March 17, 2016
We know the story. During this next week we will tell the story, in some cases we will re-enact the story and, if we allow it, our souls will be...
Blessedness and blame
March 3, 2016
I had a B alliteration going on in my Convention address a little over a month ago. I began with blessedness and belovedness – and how God...
Making space during Lent
February 18, 2016
For me, Lent is about making space for God's presence and blessing to emerge. This is not easy, primarily because we live at a time and in a...
The Compass Rose Flag of the Anglican Communion
January 15, 2016
The Primates of the 38 provinces of the Anglican Communion have just concluded their first meeting in five years. Their concluding statement...
Epiphany
January 14, 2016
Epiphany is a season when we are invited to see things that we are not supposed to be able to see. To see things that require our imagination and...
A light that can destroy the darkness and transform the world
December 24, 2015
“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.” (Isaiah 9:2) People have been walking in darkness long before the prophet...

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