Eating, Exercise, and God

April 13, 2015 Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire, There are several phrases about faith I enjoy. One is, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” As a child you may have thought of it as scripture. Sorry mom, it’s not in the Bible. Another phrase comes from the theology of Radar O’Reilly…

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Old Job to New One: How do you say Goodbye?

April 6, 2015 Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire, It is exciting to apply for a job, be interviewed, and become the one chosen. In the transition you can’t help but be excited about the new opportunities and responsibilities. It is a time to celebrate, and the future looks bright. If…

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John: The Easter Gospel

March 30, 2015 Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire, As we move through Holy Week, I can’t help but reflect upon John’s Gospel. While Matthew, Mark, and Luke are more historical in nature, John is like a layered cake. It has a Jewish layer, a Samaritan layer, and finally a gentile…

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Second Order Error

March 23, 2015 Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire, In high school I remember an excellent Spanish teacher use a bowling concept to illustrate a point. She said, “Bowling straight on can give you a decent score but nothing great. If you want to get serious about the sport you have…

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Anniversary

March 16, 2015 Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire, Today marks the second anniversary of my ordination as the Sixth Bishop of Eau Claire. When I have a decision to make or engage in a time of prayer, I reflect upon March 16 of 2013 and the vows I made and…

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Martha, Mary, and the Box

March 9, 2015 Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire, Luke 10:38-42 tells the story of Martha and Mary, sisters in the village of Bethany, which is just to the east of Jerusalem. From John’s Gospel we know that Lazarus, who was raised from the dead, is the brother of Martha and…

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