Skepticism or Faith?

March 2, 2015 Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire, Skepticism can be a healthy thing. It causes a person to question assumptions by others, and it cautions against making decisions based upon perceived truths that may be false. Skepticism does have limitations. This attitude causes us to “play it safe.” We…

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Pastoral Letter

Pastoral Letter to the Episcopal Diocese of Eau Claire by Bishop Jay Lambert for reading or distribution on the Second Sunday of Lent, March 1, 2015 Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire, On Wednesday, February 11, my wife, May Ruth, and I and Mike Greene, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in…

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Pray for the Right Candidate

February 23, 2015 Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire, Already we are bombarded through the media about the candidates and political parties in preparation for the November 2016 presidential election. In the midst of negativity that borders on propaganda, I found this article helpful. I hope you will too. With my…

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Spiritual Warfare

February 16, 2015 Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire, It seems that every week we learn of new savagery coming from ISIS (Islamic State in Syria) sometimes called ISIL (Islamic State in the Levant.) The latest is the killing of 21 Coptic Christians at an ISIS base in Libya. ISIS thrives…

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Why go to Church?

February 9, 2015 Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire, If you are a Christian, why go to Church? The criticisms of the Church are wide ranging and often valid. I hear phrases such as, “The Church is full of hypocrites. The service is boring. The sermons are self righteous and full…

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It’s About Time

February 2, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, We tend to think that God’s greatest gifts to us are money or perhaps land, homes, or possessions. While acknowledging that these things are important, I believe his most precious gift is time. As life advances we instinctively know that time is…

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