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Bishop Beckwith's Blog: Signs of God's Grace

Bishop Beckwith's Blog: Signs of God's Grace

The Rt. Rev. Mark M. Beckwith
10th Bishop of Newark (2007-2018)

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.

Finding blessing in the disestablishment of the church
February 11, 2014
One of the things many of us in the Episcopal Church have counted on is that we are the established church. We are one of the mainline Protestant...
February 8, 2014
Years ago a very wise priest said to me that God is easy to experience but difficult to understand. ‘Signs of God’s grace,” which...
Becoming ambassadors
February 4, 2014
“This public, community forming, and restoring dimension of the Spirit’s work is vital for the Episcopal Church to recover in order to...
Bishop Beckwith, Canon Jacobs and Deacon Deborah Drake
January 30, 2014
“Jesus leaves as his legacy a community that embodies God’s promises and reconciliation to the world.” (Page 52 People of the Way...
God as community
January 23, 2014
“It is in God’s nature to create others to share in God’s Life” (page 47, People of the Way by Dwight Zscheile). Dwight talks...
An apostolic opportunity in a zone of secularism
January 21, 2014
Dwight Zscheile describes them as "none zones" in chapter 2 of People of the Way. Areas where people, when asked of their religious...
Institutional vs. incarnational witness
January 16, 2014
Dwight Zscheile notes that the American cultural landscape has changed. “The church no longer stands in a privileged position of moral...
Bringing people to church, bringing the church to the world
January 14, 2014
In the second chapter of People of the Way, Dwight Zscheile outlines a brief history of mission in the Episcopal Church. He notes that the “...
Breaking through assumptions
January 10, 2014
After thirty four years of ordained life, I have developed some assumptions about the church and its ministry. I can own some of these assumptions,...
"People of the Way" Bishop's Epiphany book discussion
January 6, 2014
Today is the Feast of the three kings. It is the end of the Christmas cycle and the beginning of Epiphany. As Christians, we have spent part of our...