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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.

October 15, 2009
For several months, I have been making the case that we are all in this together. Put another way, we live together in ubuntu. Ubuntu is a Bantu word...
September 18, 2009
Lynette Wilson photo From left, Maryland Bishop Eugene Sutton, Connecticut Bishop James Curry, Newark Bishop Mark Beckwith and Maine...
August 5, 2009
One of the important things baseball players need to learn early each game is the dimension of the home plate umpire’s strike zone. The rule...
July 17, 2009
We are coming into the home stretch of this General Convention. We finish late Friday afternoon. Today a balanced budget for The Episcopal Church was...
July 13, 2009
We are moving forward. Not as quickly as some of us would like, but it seems that more people are coming in the movement forward, and with less...
July 10, 2009
There are lots of things that can be said of General Convention - that it is part county fair, part family reunion and part House of Representatives...
May 26, 2009
I have several friends who are dealing with serious challenges in their lives. One of these friends sent me a poem by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre. I...
May 6, 2009
One might think that eight District Confirmation services would be an ecclesiastical chore, but they have become an unfolding and profound spiritual...
April 11, 2009
I was once asked a trick question in a Bible course I took years ago: what is the first event in the Hebrew scriptures? The creation story, I thought...
March 24, 2009
Welcome to this new venture in communicating to the Episcopal Diocese of Newark -- and to the wider world. In the Diocese of Newark, we have claimed...

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