A Tale of Two Cars

July 13, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, After a month of sitting in the garage, my wife’s car would not start. I needed to replace the battery. She has a 2013 Ford Escape. I also have a 2011 Ford Escape. The only thing the two vehicles have in common…

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Let Me Introduce You to Presiding Bishop Elect Michael Curry

July 6, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, The great event of General Convention was the election of Michael Curry, Bishop of North Carolina as the next Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. He makes no apology for his love of Jesus. While many Episcopalians love Jesus and dedicate their…

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Pastoral Letter Regarding Same Gender Marriage In The Diocese of Eau Claire

Pastoral Letter Regarding Same Gender Marriage July 3, 2015 Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire, The Episcopal Church concluded its General Convention today. The most controversial action of this gathering regarded two resolutions concerning same gender marriage. On July 28, 2013, I wrote a Pastoral Letter to you outlining my position…

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Michael Curry–Next Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church

June 29, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, Today is day 5 of of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The biggest decision of the Convention so far has been the election by the House of Bishops and the consent of the House…

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You Can Become What You See

June 23, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, I am back in the United States after twelve days in Zimbabwe. One day there I visited a game park. Among the many animals were five elephants. Four of the elephants arrived at the park together. One, a female, now 44 years…

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Experiencing Harare

June 15, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, I write today from Harare, Zimbabwe where Fr. Michael Greene, May Ruth, and I have been treated wonderfully by the Anglican Diocese of Harare. On Saturday we went to St. Philip’s High School in Guruve which is in the northern part of…

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