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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.

Isaiah 9:2
December 19, 2013
A random carjacking at the Short Hills mall on Sunday night resulted in the murder of a 30 year old Hoboken man. Clustered round the first...
Nelson Mandela
December 6, 2013
Two years ago I visited Nelson Mandela's cell on Robben Island. The guide, who was imprisoned with Mandela, said that at least a year before...
Advent Candle
December 5, 2013
It's my favorite collect from the prayer book. (A collect is a collection of thoughts that make up a prayer.) It opens the new liturgical year,...
A NASA satellite infrared image of Super-Typhoon Haiyan
November 14, 2013
St. Paul talks about the "eternal weight of glory" (2 Cor. 4:17). I often wondered what he meant. My sense of God's glory has always been that it...
Raising the minimum wage in New Jersey
October 31, 2013
On Tuesday, November 5, most of us will have an opportunity to engage the world. We can vote. (Or at least those of us who are American citizens and...
Copyright the Episcopal Diocese of Newark
October 18, 2013
Dear members of the Diocese of Newark, A panel of the State Supreme Court has just ruled that same-sex marriages can proceed in New Jersey, beginning...
Having an impact on human trafficking
October 17, 2013
I am inviting the people and congregations of the Diocese of Newark to join in preparations for the Super Bowl, which will be played at Giants...
scales of justice
October 3, 2013
Separate but equal doesn’t work. It never has. Lots of court rulings, policies, edicts and proposals have come down over the decades for the...
Human Trafficking and Super Bowl 2014
September 19, 2013
One of the foundational aspects of the missional church is to make regular pilgrimages to unfamiliar places for the purpose of finding out where else...