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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.

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...
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...
Making a difference by giving of ourselves
May 14, 2015
A friend of mine recently told me an ancient story about a rabbi who was good and faithful – and had found special favor with God. God...
The Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal
April 28, 2015
I don’t want to look. I don’t want to look at the images coming from Nepal, where I spent time two years ago while on sabbatical. I don...
Stations of the Cross in Jersey City
April 16, 2015
About 150 of us from about a dozen churches spent much of Good Friday on the streets of Jersey City. We honored Jesus by observing the fourteen...