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On being sent out: A Sermon for Proper 9, Year B, 2015

By now, most if not all of you have heard the news coming out of the just-concluded General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Among many other resolutions passed and the election of a new presiding bishop, the items that got the most attention outside of the church from the mainstream media, were the resolutions concerning marriage—the change in the canons, removing the reference to man and woman in the definition of marriage, and the approval for trial usage of new rites for marriage. 1,254 more words

Sermons

Introduction

I want to create a movement.

The mission of this movement hopes to create a mechanism within companies whereby skills, knowledge, information and talents are shared or transferred. 29 more words

Mission

Fostering belonging

During my year spent on Oasis Frontline teams back in 96-97 in Hartlepool, i was awakened to the notion of ‘Belong/believing/behaving’ its probably one of the uncritically accepted and readily spouted phrases in youth ministry/work often as an indictment of the sense that to think of young people behaving in church before they belonged and believed, when often churches, in those days, seemed to expect behaviour first. 1,150 more words

Mission

12 Months Later...

Exactly one year ago, we were celebrating the final weekend of our parish mission here in Stourbridge. It was a great moment of renewal for our parish, a key spiritual component of our 150th anniversary year and the heart it was the an invitation for everyone to encounter Christ in a new, personal or deeper way. 740 more words

Parish Renewal

Putting on the Cape-of-Christ

Christ Church Episcopal, Norcross, GA

The 6th Sunday after Pentecost; Proper 9 
2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10; 2 Corinthians 122-10; Mark 6:1-13

(Gospel text is provided at the bottom of this post) 2,099 more words

The Journey