The Jesus Movement!

April 8, 2016, Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, Last month at the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops’ Spring Retreat, our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, asked us to think about the word “movement” when Jesus said the word “kingdom.” What I realized is that kingdom is very much a noun symbolizing…

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A Word to the Church

March 15, 2016 The House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church, meeting in retreat, unanimously approved the following Word To The Church. A Word to the Church Holy Week 2016 “We reject the idolatrous notion that we can ensure the safety of some by sacrificing the hopes of others.” On Good Friday the ruling political…

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Race and Hope

March 10, 2016, Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, On Monday, I wrote these words regarding racial blind spots: “In my late teens I worked as a construction laborer as the only white person in a black occupation. Among many lessons I learned was that I better get a good education.…

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Racial Blind Spots

March 7, 2016, Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, During last night’s Democratic Party Presidential Debate, the two candidates were confronted with an important question. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were asked, “Do you have any racial blind spots? If so, what are they?” Predictably, neither candidate answered the question. I…

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The Prodigal Son

February 29, 2016, Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, This coming Sunday’s Gospel is the parable of the Prodigal Son. For me, the intriguing part of this story is the crying out of the angry older brother. In learning that the father has embraced the wayward, younger son, the older brother…

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