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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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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