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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.

In-between time
June 20, 2018
For the past year and a half, I have been living in a state of in-between. Since the announcement of my retirement in February of last year and the...
Before the bishop election, take time to "empty the cup"
May 16, 2018
Four decades after my two-year sojourn in Japan, where I lived after college, I still draw wisdom from Zen koans.
Bishop Beckwith meeting with diocesan youth on April 27, 2018. CHRIS WHITAKER PHOTO
May 2, 2018
“The last time I wasn’t afraid I didn’t understand.” So said one of the several teens I met with last week over pizza as several clergy and other...
Easter
April 18, 2018
The "now what?" is the perhaps the most important of the three questions, because the impact and power of the Resurrection depends, in large measure...
The Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, now part of the National Civil Rights Museum complex. A wreath marks the spot where King died.
April 4, 2018
Fifty years ago, on April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King was murdered with a high-powered rifle.
Christ on the cross
March 29, 2018
In the Christian faith, God gave God’s love away by creating the Incarnation – which turned out to be the person of Jesus. And Jesus’ love for...
The March 25, 2013 march in Washington, D.C. held in response to the school shooting in Newtown, CT. On March 24, 2018 members of the diocese will join the march in Washington, D.C. held in response to the school shooting in Parkland, FL. NINA NICHOLSON PHOTO
March 20, 2018
I am going to Washington this Saturday in part to follow the passion of young people, but more than that – and deeper than that, I am going to follow...
Bishop Mark Beckwith reads a meditation at the March 2013 march in Washington, D.C. in response to the school shooting in Newtown, CT. On March 24, 2018 he will join the march in Washington, D.C. in response to the school shooting in Parkland, FL. NINA NICHOLSON PHOTO
March 7, 2018
About 35 years ago I heard a lecture at a Morristown synagogue given by Nobel laureate Ellie Wiesel. He told an ancient tale from the Midrash, which...
Temptations in addressing gun culture
February 21, 2018
Whether we are fully engaged in and supportive of the gun culture – or have no connection to it, we are all affected by the scourge of gun violence....
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...

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