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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.

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...
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...
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...
The Most Rev. Michael Curry preaching at his Installation service
November 5, 2015
It was an imagined Jeopardy question, posed by the Most Rev. Michael Curry in his remarkable sermon on Sunday, when he was installed as the 27th...
Grace Quests
October 21, 2015
I began a new spiritual practice about 33 years ago – six months after my wife and I were married. I didn’t want to engage in this new...
Roseburg, OR - Copyright the Episcopal Diocese of Newark
October 2, 2015
Yesterday’s tragedy in Oregon marks the 294th death or injury this year from an act of gun violence that involved the shooting of at least four...
Pope Francis at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
September 25, 2015
This morning I joined 450 others in the open space in the 9/11 Memorial Museum for an interfaith service with Pope Francis. Most attendees were...
Election button: "Vote 2016"
September 24, 2015
I don't know where it will go from here. I don't know how the presidential sweepstakes can get more bitter, produce more blather – and...
"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehsi Coates
September 10, 2015
The most powerful book I read this summer was Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, an editor at The Atlantic. The book is a series of...