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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.

Ryōan-ji ("Rock Garden Temple")
October 2, 2014
Christianity is a minority religion in Taiwan, where the House of Bishops met for a week in late September. Christians make up about 5% of a...
Bishop Beckwith and Marilyn Olson in Taiwan
September 22, 2014
This picture is Marilyn and me, John and Jill Smylie (John is Bishop of Wyoming, had grown up at Calvary Church in Summit, and had served for several...
Bishop Mark Hollingsworth (Diocese of Ohio), Bishop Mark Beckwith, Marilyn Olson
September 18, 2014
Every three years the House of Bishops meets in a diocese outside the United States, but within the Episcopal Church (TEC). This week we are meeting...
Bishop Mark Beckwith and Canon Greg Jacobs offering blessings
September 4, 2014
One of the dangerous delusions we live with in this country is that America is a “color-blind” society. This common cultural spin...
Bishop Mark Beckwith with Bishop Jonathan Hart of Liberia
August 14, 2014
In March, I led a small delegation from The Episcopal Church to the Diocese of Liberia. We were deeply impressed by the fortitude and faith of the...
The altar at Taizé
August 5, 2014
The Taizé community, named for the French town where the international and ecumenical monastic community began nearly 75 years ago, is known...
"Hobby Lobby in Mansfield, Ohio" by Nicholas Eckhart is licensed under CC BY 4.0
July 2, 2014
Religion is taking up less and less space in our culture. In his book American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us (2012), Harvard professor...
Bishop Mark Beckwith giving the blessing at Military Park's grand opening
June 19, 2014
It is called Military Park, but because of my New England roots, I think of it as a “Common.” A park connotes a place for recreation and...
Bishop Mark Beckwith signs the Unification Document
June 8, 2014
To use an old Anglican metaphor, it is meet and right that we are celebrating this new congregation – Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, on the...
Bishop Beckwith chats with confirmands from St. Andrew's in Harrington Park
June 4, 2014
In the Diocese of Newark this Easter season, I confirmed 377 people into the Episcopal Church; 142 of them were adults. I am deeply grateful to the...

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