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The Beloved Community

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The Beloved Community

Martin Luther King first made a reference to the Beloved Community in a 1956 speech celebrating the Supreme Court decision that desegregated the buses in Montgomery, Alabama after a 12-month boycott by the local black community: “The end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the Beloved Community.”

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Wed, 10/17/2018

Moving beyond idols to true worship

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DANIELLE THOMAS / WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL PHOTO

Like many of us, I watched the entire funeral service for Senator John McCain on Saturday. The stories, memories and music were framed by the liturgy of the Episcopal Church, all contained within the magnificent confines of the National Cathedral. And like many of us, I was proud to be an Episcopalian.

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Wed, 10/03/2018

Jesus, a challenge to ancient and modern tribalism

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Bread

Whoever eats this bread receives eternal life. Whoever. He is not limiting the offer of bread to men or Jews or people of influence. He is offering it to everybody – women, slaves, prostitutes, tax collectors, lepers.

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Wed, 09/12/2018

Reflections on General Convention

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Phil Schentrup speaks at the Bishops United Against Gun Violence witness. NINA NICHOLSON PHOTO

The just-concluded General Convention did a lot of creative work inside during its 10-day gathering, which in some ways was a good thing, given the daily dose of plus 95-degree Austin, Texas heat. Some highlights from that indoor work include:

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Fri, 08/17/2018

In-between time

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In-between time

For the past year and a half, I have been living in a state of in-between. Since the announcement of my retirement in February of last year and the consecration of Caryle Hughes on September 22, I have been on a journey that has been both wonderful and weird.

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