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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.

Bishop Beckwith & Canon Jacobs giving "Blessings to Go" in Newark Penn Station
November 26, 2014
The Thanksgiving holiday has been inconvenienced by an early snowfall; and the spirit of gratitude which accompanies the holiday has been blunted by...
Bishop Beckwith and Canon Jacobs giving "Blessings for a Wounded World"
November 13, 2014
As we approach Thanksgiving and Advent, there are issues in the world that have grabbed our attention, and provide opportunities for us to respond...
General Theological Seminary
November 5, 2014
Six months ago, I was invited to preach yesterday, November 4 at General Theological Seminary. Here is my sermon. In September 2007, Archbishop...
Halloween Costumes
October 30, 2014
Tomorrow night is Halloween. Millions of children from all over the country will put on costumes and take on a new identity. They will go from house...
Giving and creativity
October 15, 2014
One of my deepest convictions has long been that we are called to work with God in the ongoing process of creation – which means that we are...
Ryōan-ji ("Rock Garden Temple")
October 2, 2014
Christianity is a minority religion in Taiwan, where the House of Bishops met for a week in late September. Christians make up about 5% of a...
Bishop Beckwith and Marilyn Olson in Taiwan
September 22, 2014
This picture is Marilyn and me, John and Jill Smylie (John is Bishop of Wyoming, had grown up at Calvary Church in Summit, and had served for several...
Bishop Mark Hollingsworth (Diocese of Ohio), Bishop Mark Beckwith, Marilyn Olson
September 18, 2014
Every three years the House of Bishops meets in a diocese outside the United States, but within the Episcopal Church (TEC). This week we are meeting...
Bishop Mark Beckwith and Canon Greg Jacobs offering blessings
September 4, 2014
One of the dangerous delusions we live with in this country is that America is a “color-blind” society. This common cultural spin...
Bishop Mark Beckwith with Bishop Jonathan Hart of Liberia
August 14, 2014
In March, I led a small delegation from The Episcopal Church to the Diocese of Liberia. We were deeply impressed by the fortitude and faith of the...