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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.

Threatened with Resurrection
April 6, 2016
Our spiritual ancestors were threatened by Pharaoh’s army as they made their way from slavery to freedom. They crossed the Red Sea on dry ground, but...
March 24, 2016
As we approach Easter, and in the wake of the Brussels attacks, I offer this brief meditation on the image of the crucifix. "We may suffer, but this...
Three crosses
March 17, 2016
We know the story. During this next week we will tell the story, in some cases we will re-enact the story and, if we allow it, our souls will be...
Blessedness and blame
March 3, 2016
I had a B alliteration going on in my Convention address a little over a month ago. I began with blessedness and belovedness – and how God wants,...
Making space during Lent
February 18, 2016
For me, Lent is about making space for God's presence and blessing to emerge. This is not easy, primarily because we live at a time and in a place in...
The Compass Rose Flag of the Anglican Communion
January 15, 2016
The Primates of the 38 provinces of the Anglican Communion have just concluded their first meeting in five years. Their concluding statement...
January 14, 2016
Epiphany is a season when we are invited to see things that we are not supposed to be able to see. To see things that require our imagination and...
A light that can destroy the darkness and transform the world
December 24, 2015
“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.” (Isaiah 9:2) People have been walking in darkness long before the prophet wrote these...
Scapegoating never works
December 10, 2015
In recent days there has been enormous public expression to “other” Muslims – to render them suspect, foreign, alien. We need to remember, and honor...
French police patrol the gardens surrounding the Eiffel Tower.
November 19, 2015
For the 129 people who died in Paris on Friday night, it was the end of the world. For so many of us who witnessed footage of the carnage and chaos...