Biblical Integrity for Christians Today

Today's meditation from the Society of Saint John the Evangelist's (SSJE) Brother Give Us a Word was by Br. Curtis Almquist on biblical integrity. I was always find something useful from these meditations offered by the brothers of SSJE, but Br. Curtis' meditation today struck a particular chord with me ...
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The Rev Jay Lawlor blog – Chaos or Community?

The Rev. Jay Lawlor Blog - Aug. 18, 2017: Chaos or Community? In a video message, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry poses a question which references the title to the last book the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr wrote - Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? Bishop Curry ...
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University of Virginia and Charlottesville Community Proclaim Love Wins

University of Virginia and Charlottesville Community Proclaim Love Wins - The Rev. Jay Lawlor  On Wednesday evening vigils were held across the country in memory of Heather Heyer, the young woman who was hit and killed while peacefully protesting white supremacists in Charlottesville last Saturday. On the campus of the ...
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There is No Moral Equivalence Between White Supremacy and Counter-Protesters

The Rev. Jay Lawlor: There is No Moral Equivalence Between White Supremacy and Counter-Protesters There is no moral equivalence between white supremacists and Nazis fueling hate, oppression, and violence, and those speaking up for love, equality, and peace. White supremacy and Nazism are evil. Such thinking and actions are sinful ...
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Christians Must Resist White Supremacy

The Rev. Jay Lawlor commends this important article by the Rt. Rev. Jake Owensby, Episcopal Bishop of Western Louisiana. In it Bishop Owensby writes that: Racism is a sin. White supremacy is a racist ideology. Its presence in Charlottesville was undeniable. It is our responsibility as followers of Christ to denounce this hate ...
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Feast of Jonathan Myrick Daniels

Today the Episcopal Church celebrates the Feast of Jonathan Myrick Daniels, a seminarian and witness for Civil Rights who was martyred in 1965. It is especially important to remember Jonathan Daniels this year after the tragic violence inflicted on innocents by white supremacists in Charlottesville this past weekend. The struggle ...
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Be Fearless in Sharing Love with the World – A Message from Bishop Jennifer to the Diocese of Indianapolis

An important message we all need to hear from Bishop Jennifer (The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows): Dear Ones, In days like these I can’t help but think of my grandparents. My paternal grandfather grew up on the Shinnecock Indian reservation—a place awash with poverty surrounded by a sea of wealth ...
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Verna Dozier on Faith

I have benefited greatly from the inspirational writing of the late Verna Dozier. She was an Episcopal theologian and educator who offered many insights on the life of faith. I have included the following quotes from her book The Dream of God in my sermon for tomorrow (10th Sunday After ...
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The Rev. Jay Lawlor on Holy Currencies by Eric Law

Evangelism and discipleship are vital to thriving congregations. There are many programs and books out there on the topics. Here is an excellent book by fellow Episcopal priest Eric H.F. Law. The following description is from the book page at Chalice Press . . . Holy Currencies teaches you ...
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