Bishop's Column


Bishop’s Column


September 2018

After a particularly joyful Eucharist in late July, a member of the congregation said to me, “Bishop, I heard you preach a few weeks ago, and I want you to know how excited I am about your new focus on evangelism for the diocese.” I learned she was not kidding; she had gotten so charged
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July 2018

  Jesus and Politics. Happy Independence Day! This month, we celebrate 242 years since brave colonists openly signed a Declaration of Independence from king and country and thereby changed the course of world history. This holiday is a moment to give thanks for our nation and to recall our highest aspirations for what it might
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May 2018

What’s in A Name? The team at the Diocesan Office has always been proud to serve the people and ministries of the Episcopal Church in Delaware. For decades the office was simply called the Bishop’s Office. In recent years the name was changed to the Diocesan Office to emphasize the team’s daily support of every
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March 2018

Lenten blessings to you, my sisters and brothers. I pray you are finding yourself connected ever more closely to Jesus Christ through this holy season of prayer, repentance, and self-denial. As you continue your Lenten journey, I invite you to give thanks for something powerful that most of us take for granted: how we all,
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January 2018

Happy Epiphany and Happy New Year, my sisters and brothers. Over Christmas a few years ago, my wife, Caroline, was inspired by a fellow artist to try something new: choose a single word to serve as a guidepost and beacon for the coming year. Her first year she selected blossom, which inspired her time and
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December 2017

Grace to you, the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware, and peace from God our creator and our savior Jesus Christ! I am fully aware that we stand in the midst of the holy season of Advent, yet after the huge celebration we shared this past weekend at Delaware State University, you’ll forgive me if I feel
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