Greetings Friends! First, I want to again thank the Rev. Diana Walworth and the Rev. Deacon Anthony Estes for sharing their thoughts on resolutions during a very busy time for me at the college. I am most grateful for their help! This has also been a very busy week with the Walkabouts and Clergy Meet … Continue reading Women’s Reproductive Health
A Commentary on the 79th’s General Convention Resolution A035. Recently, I was introducing myself to a stranger, and he asked me point-blank, “Why are there so many denominations?” I do not think he is alone in his desire to know the answer to this question. It is a perennial question asked of modern Christianity. … Continue reading A Homework Assignment? A Life’s Work Assignment.
Greetings, friends! Yesterday we celebrated the Third Sunday of Easter and we heard a reading from the book of Revelation: I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels surrounding the throne and the living creatures and the elders; they numbered myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, singing with full voice, “Worthy is the … Continue reading Words Have Power
Greetings, Friends! Easter blessings to you all! I hope that your celebration of the Resurrection brought you ever closer to experiencing The Way of Love in your lives. There is a phenomenon that astronauts experience in space as they gaze back on our beautiful planet known as the “overview effect.” From space, our Earth is … Continue reading The Pilgrimage of Hope
Alleluia! Christ has risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! Happy Easter, friends! For anyone involved in the services of Holy Week – whether you attended the services, provided music, created bulletins, designed liturgies, or presided – the Monday after Easter Sunday is usually spent recovering from the vast flood of emotions we experience while … Continue reading Expansive Language in Our Prayers
Greetings, Friends! As I scanned the resolutions from General Convention on Saturday, I was considering what kind of resolution might be particularly appropriate for a blog during Holy Week. All the resolutions are important for us to consider before we, as the Diocese of Michigan, are asked to report on what we did with them … Continue reading Begin and End Your Day With This:
Greetings, Friends! There’s hope of spring in the air and with that comes garden planning and dreams of fresh, local produce at our weekly farmer’s market here in Hillsdale. I find it exciting to know that I can get fruit, vegetables and meat from people right in my community who have a desire to provide … Continue reading Think Locally, Act Globally