“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” (Hebrew 13:16) As Christians we are called to service in the world though sharing what we have.  We often think about this in monetary terms, but we are also called upon to share our time.  Throughout this Summer…

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In 1517, the world changed. Martin Luther, a monk and preacher at a small chapel in Germany, nailed 95 proposals to a door. Those proposals for change to the church of the time were printed and reprinted and sold around Europe. To read them now is to understand the leap from the medieval world of…

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Dear Ones,  School started this week, or last week for most people. My children are mostly happy with that, though one going off to college is still off for another few days. And all of us are excited about the increase of traffic. As you can imagine, I mostly loved school, all those new books…

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Prologue. I wrote this piece for the Bishop’s ePistle as a guest author last week before three more mass shootings wracked our nation. It seems more relevant and more difficult as I reread it for this week. But it is no less true.  We are called to live as Christ’s emissaries, fellow children of our…

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How are people to know who God is? In the Bible, the statement to the world about the nature of God was meant to be us, the people called to serve in his Name.  In the Hebrew Law, Torah, was not written so people should read the Torah, but that by their lives the people…

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