Greetings, Friends – Just outside of the historic Corktown neighborhood of Detroit stands Michigan Central Station. Once the tallest rail stations in the world when it was built in 1913, it remained open even as the automobile began to become a more popular form of transportation. It saw many ups and downs, fits and starts, … Continue reading Just Transition: Automation and New Technology
Greetings, Friends! Life has certainly changed for all of us during this time of pandemic. I can’t speak for all of you but I know that, for me, the in-my-face—awareness of my lack of control over my life and my future has been a wake-up call. Before this, I certainly would have acknowledged that I … Continue reading How We Talk About God
Greetings, friends! By now I hope we’re all becoming accustomed to the new reality of frequent hand washing (Ouch! Dry skin!) and covered faces. I’ve always been a pretty good hand washer but wearing a mask is something new to me. I’m probably not the only person to put on a mask only to find … Continue reading Supporting the Global Episcopal Mission Network.
Greetings, Friends – As responsible citizens of this earth, we need to keep our oceans clean. Plant life that grows in the ocean, known as plankton, provides over fifty percent of all the air we breathe on land. One billion people, around the world, depend on the ocean for their source of protein. The ocean … Continue reading Our Holy Waters
Greetings, Friends! General Convention is what we call the triennial meeting of the governing body of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States of America or simply The Episcopal Church. The governing body subsumes all members of this church and is jointly called The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS). At least, that is … Continue reading Missionaries During a Pandemic
Greetings, Friends! I don’t know if many of you know that I moved to Michigan in 2002 from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where I had lived with my family since 1991. As I’m sure you know, the Vineyard is a beautiful island with some very distinct communities. One area of Oak Bluffs originated as a Methodist … Continue reading The Doctrine of Discovery
Happy Resurrection Friends, Today is the dawning of a new day. I AM excited! My spirit is ignited! I AM a child of God and rejoice in Christ’s resurrection! Alleluia!! Resolution Number: 2079-A035 Title: Declare a Statement on Christian Unity Resolved, That this 66th General Convention declares: The visible unity we seek will be one … Continue reading Christian Unity and Common Vision