Advent Reflections

Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 09:25

From the Episcopal Networks Collaborative  “O Antiphons:  Advent 2017” INCARNATION Sparking a Grassroots Movement I love to participate in Las Posadas (The Inns), a Mexican/Latin American tradition of depicting Mary and Joseph’s journey to...

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 09:25

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid” – Frederick Buechner In Charlottesville, VA on the afternoon hundreds of angry young men marched through the streets, I understood the words of the heavenly messenger...

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 11:25

What institutions and systems are broken near us? How will we participate in the repair, restoration, and healing of people, institutions, and systems? I recently witnessed the Province VIII Deacons’ Association gather in Reno, Nevada to grapple...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 11:25

  Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!” Isaiah 6:8 The celebration of Advent is possible only to those who are troubled in soul, who know themselves to be poor and...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 11:25

Practicing the Way of Love In this holiday season, we often find ourselves attending social gatherings with colleagues, friends, family, and neighbors whom we may find “challenging.” Practicing the way of love sometimes feels like we should swallow...

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:25

In this Advent season of preparation, we await the coming of the one who will redeem us. For some of us, this is a time of hope and joy, while for others of us, it is a time of sorrow or loss. In the midst of this range of human experiences, what...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 11:25

I am a priest, a seminary professor, an evangelist, a speaker. I am all those things and I am a DREAMer, a child that entered the United States without inspection and that has grown up and adopted this country as her own. There are over 800,000...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 11:25

When we have good news, it is hard to keep it under wraps. Whether it is a new baby, a change of career, or an incredible makeover, good news travels fast. Imagine a time when you were so excited to share your news that you were bursting at the...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 11:25

In Christ there is no east or west, in him no south or north, but one great fellowship of love throughout the whole wide earth. -John Oxenham This week we are proclaiming the dream of Beloved Community. This means sharing the good news of the...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 11:25

Being part of a loving community is an incredible. The security of knowing that you can be who you are and still be held up in love and respected exactly as you are, it is a wonderful feeling. Becoming  part of the Beloved Community of God is a...

Pages