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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The Church: Institution or Movement?

June 8, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, A week ago I had lunch with an old friend, John Harrington. John is the pastor of Morrison Methodist Church, in Leesburg, Florida. When I was rector of St. James Church in Leesburg, John and I made it a point to connect…

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Method of the Message

June 1, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, In the latter half of the 1700’s John Wesley preached in the fields of England. As a result, many uneducated industrial workers embraced Christianity. A question arose among the leaders: “The people have embraced the faith. Now what do we do?” The…

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