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The Canon's Blog: Out of the Ordinary

Canon to the Ordinary

I am excited by the future community of the faithful that the Holy Spirit is creating in our very midst. My passion and my calling is to journey with clergy, lay leaders, and congregations who seek to reimagine, revitalize, and continually recreate our churches in their unique communities in response to the abundance that God has given us.

The White House. NINA NICHOLSON PHOTO
January 17, 2017

On Friday, January 20, Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States. Some of the President-Elect’s...

Election button: "Vote 2016"
October 3, 2016

On November 8, 2016, we will be accorded the privilege to exercise a very precious right that many in the world do not enjoy. The right to vote...

1 in 4 women / 1 in 7 men OCTOBER Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October 1, 2014

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. While the recent reports of domestic violence involving NFL players has brought some much needed...

Members of the Diocese of Newark demand, "Bring back our girls"
May 10, 2014

The French are fond of saying, "The more things change, the more they stay the same." Nearly 2000 years ago, the outraged Herod summarily ordered...

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
August 23, 2013

August 28th will mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Many remember it as a civil rights march, chiefly because of...

July 16, 2013

O God of peace and healing,
We come before you feeling powerless to stop the hatred that divides races and nations.

We...

Sermon reflections on the Black experience: Race does indeed matter
June 27, 2013

President Barack Obama delivered a remarkable commencement address recently at Morehouse College It was a speech that focused on the...

November 6, 2012

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

It’s been almost a week since Hurricane Sandy slammed into the New Jersey/New York coastline wreaking havoc and...

October 2, 2012

Joy! God’s presence is celebrated and embraced by the congregation.

Theology is Indigenous. Congregation knows the God-given mission to...

August 11, 2012

At our Special Convention in June, Bishop Mark and the Mission Strategy Committee distributed copies of Introducing the Missional Church...

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