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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.

Bishop Mark Beckwith contemplates ad on Newark bus that glorifies gun violence.
May 27, 2014
In Nigeria, the kidnapped victims are girls. In Santa Barbara, the shooting victims were intended to be young women. In both cases, the perpetrators...
Bishop Mark Beckwith #BringBackOurGirls
May 22, 2014
Many years ago, I was while serving as Rector of All Saints Church in Worcester, Massachusetts, Archbishop Desmond Tutu came to preach on the...
Bishop Beckwith receives a blessing from a man he has just blessed.
May 8, 2014
Last Thursday, May 1, which happened to coincide with the National Day of Prayer, Canon Greg Jacobs, Nina Nicholson (our Director of Communications)...
The "Field of Empty Chairs" at the Oklahoma City National Memorial
April 24, 2014
The joy of the Resurrection emerged from a sealed tomb. The gift of peace and hope which comes with Easter emerged out of violence. Easter does not...
Reviewing the ministry of the Bishop - and of Episcopal House
April 9, 2014
Last week I engaged in a Mutual Ministry Review (MMR). Actually, it began a month ago when the Rev. Gay Jennings, President of the House of Deputies...
A new way to "sing the Lord's song": Blessings to Go
March 27, 2014
"How do we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land?" That is a question, if not a lament, that comes out of Psalm 137. Reflections on...
Bishop Mark Beckwith giving Ashes to Go
March 11, 2014
Ash Wednesday was a long day for many in the church. For me, it began in Liberia, where I had spent a week with leaders of the Episcopal Church in...
Bishop Mark Beckwith with Bishop Jonathan Hart of Liberia
February 27, 2014
Yesterday I arrived in Monrovia, Liberia. I am here as chair of the Liberian Covenant Committee of the Episcopal Church. There are five covenant...
Investing as disciples in the world God so loves
February 23, 2014
God so loved the world: and God invites us to invest in the world as disciples. There are many challenges that Dwight Zscheile issues in his book,...
Moving from membership to discipleship
February 15, 2014
“We need more members!” is a common litany I hear when I visit congregations. “No,” I typically respond, “we need more...

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