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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.

Temptations in addressing gun culture
February 21, 2018
We live in a gun culture. There are millions of people in this country who own guns, who regularly shoot guns in safe and supervised situations, and...
Called to Action
February 16, 2018
I am one of the conveners of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, an ad hoc group of more than 70 Episcopal bishops who have come together to explore...
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
February 7, 2018
I have a friend who regularly eats at the soup kitchen next door to Episcopal House. We often talk about the books we have been reading. A couple of...
January 10, 2018
For the past several years many of us in the diocese have been regularly engaged in the practice of “Dwelling in the Word,” which...
A message for Christmas 2017
December 20, 2017
Many of our neighborhoods and municipalities greet the holiday season with creative displays of lights, wreaths and candles. These decorations soften...
Advent candles
December 6, 2017
Growing up I was afraid of the dark. For me, the 19th century Scottish poem, “from ghosties and ghoulies and long-legged beasties, and things...
Thanksgiving - a day for rest, reflection and gratitude
November 15, 2017
As we approach Thanksgiving, I am drawn to one of my favorite lines in Scripture: “I will thank you because I am marvelously made; your works...
Sutherland Springs, TX
November 6, 2017
I am one of the conveners of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, an ad hoc group of nearly 70 Episcopal bishops who have come together to explore...
Resentment
October 18, 2017
Resentment sells. Social media has become a platform for injuries, slights and blame. Our President has a rather perverse skill in fomenting and...
Response to Las Vegas massacre
October 2, 2017
Dear members of the diocese, Grief, shock and outrage have been filling our hearts since we learned early this morning of the murder of 58 (and...

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