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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A Statue of Responsibility?

January 26, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, Back in the early to mid-1960’s I remember reading from one of the national weekly magazines, Look, Life, or The Saturday Evening Post, an article that advocated construction of a new statue in San Francisco Bay. It was to complement the Statue…

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The King Legacy

January 19, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, On this observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King, it is good to reflect upon what Dr. King accomplished. I remember as a child growing up in Atlanta enjoying going to Lake Spivey. It was a small but pleasant lake that…

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Scapegoating

January 12, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, “But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the LORD to be used for making atonement by sending it into the desert as a scapegoat.” Leviticus 16:10 Ancient Israel taught us the concept of the scapegoat.…

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Spiritual Poverty

January 5, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, A few years ago in one of Milwaukee’s suburbs a freeway off-ramp was under construction. The authorities closed the ramp as the entire roadbed was receiving new concrete. Someone with a new Mercedes decided the closed ramp was for other people. He…

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