Daniel Webster

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The Rev. Canon Dan Webster is canon for evangelism and ministry development in the Diocese of Maryland.  He makes his home in Baltimore.

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December 15, 2011

[Episcopal News Service] The Occupy Baltimore encampment was dismantled recently. Police in riot gear evicted 40 or so protesters. There were no arrests. It was a peaceful end to a mostly peaceful demonstration. What the Occupy protests...

November 27, 2011

[Episcopal News Service] I love Advent, but that was not always the case. I guess I had to grow into it. And that happened about 20 years ago when I heard a sermon at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. Parishioners were...

November 27, 2011

I love Advent, but that was not always the case. I guess I had to grow into it. And that happened about 20 years ago when I heard a sermon at St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. Parishioners were invited to take a printed...

October 25, 2011

The latest George Clooney movie, "The Ides of March," offers food for thought. I wanted to see it because of the political campaign story. Having covered presidential candidates as a producer for NBC News, I wanted to see...

September 26, 2011

It's that time again. Get ready for the fund-raising season at your local congregation. Oh, you may hear it called a "stewardship" campaign. In reality most churches are trying to raise money to cover next year's budget. Very few...

August 31, 2011

Almighty God, you have so linked our lives one with another that all we do affects, for good or ill, all other lives: So guide us in the work we do, that we may do it not for self alone, but for the common good; and, as we seek a proper...

July 11, 2011

I expect to hear a new round of complaints from folks about the church and politics. There are important justice issues in our national debate over who will pay to reduce the deficit; plenty of local and regional issues demanding our...

June 28, 2011

The gospel lesson in the Revised Common Lectionary that was read on Trinity Sunday (June 19) this year in some Christian churches is the ending of the Gospel of Matthew. It is also known as the Great Commission. The words of Jesus, that...

September 29, 2010

It had been sometime since I had visited a parking lot before a National Football League game. In my previous career, and even during seminary, I followed television camera crews into special parking lots and flashed press passes at the...

September 11, 2007

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told the incoming class at Union Theological Seminary September 5 that they need to consider "how theological thinking is going to help to shape the rest of your life." "The task of theological...

September 11, 2007

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori told the incoming class at Union Theological Seminary September 5 that they need to consider "how theological thinking is going to help to shape the rest of your life." "The task of theological...

September 27, 2006

While the rest of world was reacting to Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez calling President Bush 'the devil,' the Cuban delegation to the United Nations found a warm reception inside a northern Manhattan Episcopal church...

August 9, 2005

The sweet smell of burning sage began and ended a four-day interfaith event to remember the victims of nuclear bombing and nuclear testing. The University of Nevada-Las Vegas was the site of a conference, “Many Stories, One Vision...

May 5, 2005

Nearly 120 communications professionals in Episcopal Church ministries met at the Salt Lake City Center Hilton April 27-30, coming from every province of the Episcopal Church USA -- including El Salvador and Panama -- to learn and share...

December 28, 2004

The Rev. Debora Jennings was surprised to see the police waiting for her when she arrived at St. Jude's Episcopal Church for the Dec. 26 service. They informed her of a 'credible' bomb threat against St. Jude's and...

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