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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.

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 grab more gut-...
"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...
August 5, 2015
In the last several months, awareness of the epidemic of gun violence is catching up to the reality. Terrorist-like shootings in Charleston,...
The daily Eucharist at General Convention.
July 8, 2015
Many momentous decisions were made at General Convention – the election of a new Presiding Bishop, the endorsement of marriage rites for trial use...
Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry and Bishop Mark Beckwith
June 30, 2015
Early Sunday morning in Salt Lake City, the Episcopal Church joined God in the neighborhood. We claimed common ground against gun violence. We also...
With Michael Curry, our next Presiding Bishop.
June 27, 2015
Michael Curry, Bishop of North Carolina, was overwhelmingly elected as the next Presiding Bishop on the first ballot by the House of Bishops today....
Bishop Katharine giving her opening remarks. CYNTHIA BLACK PHOTO
June 25, 2015
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, in the first of her several valedictories at this General Convention, was passionate and compelling. As a...
Blessings for summer
June 11, 2015
Early in the morning on Wednesday, June 17, I will offer blessings to commuters at Penn Station in Newark. At midday, I will do the same for the...
Beneath the Pew report numbers, hope
May 28, 2015
I don’t know Tom Erhrich, but I know a bit of his work. He’s an Episcopal priest whose ministry is that of a commentator and writer. In this piece...