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Messages from Bishop Mark

The Necessity of the Improbable

Posted by The Rt. Rev. Mark D. W. Edington on

It is perhaps not surprising that the summer of this annus horribilis has brought with it a bitter and bumper crop of hopelessness. It’s somehow in vogue to speak and write of hopelessness—not as you might imagine, but instead as the needed catalyst for change, perhaps a...

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Tags: hope, beloved community, black lives matter, coronavirus

Hard Ground

Posted by The Rt. Rev. Mark D. W. Edington on

We are headed into a stretch of parables this month, all of which Jesus tells as an effort to help people understand what the kingdom of heaven is like. It is not always a comforting picture.   “Parables are not parallels,” my old preaching professor used to...

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Tags: mission, hope, growth, online church, coronavirus