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Chasing after a wind

Envy runs this economy of ours. Envy sells things that make people rich. Envy takes perfectly wonderful people and sours, embitters, wizens them. What I want and what they have and what they have that I want.

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Won’t you be my neighbor?

Just as the priest utters the Words of Institution to mark Christ’s presence in the Eucharist, it often feels that people all over the Episcopal church want to believe that uttering the phrase “families with young children” will somehow make their presence manifest as well.

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Beautiful moments

Prescription: Beauty moments and Sabbath-bits – take with a full glass of water for reduction of church-anxiety

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Faith Reels: ‘All the Way’ … what kind of Christian are you?

by Bonnie Anderson and Dan Webster


HBO is airing a truly important film. ‘All the Way’ is a play by Robert Schenkkan adapted for film. It tells the story of President Lyndon Johnson’s advocacy for the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The film chronicles the effort expended by President Johnson to get the Act through Congress.


The two primary actors, Bryan Cranston as Johnson and Melissa Leo as Lady Bird, are both admirable actors and they bring authenticity to the […]

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Desegregating our spiritual lives

by Edwin Smit and Louie Crew Clay


The Presiding Bishop and General Convention have called on the whole church to respond to “systemic racial injustice” to end “the plague of racism in our society and church.”  We wanted to examine racial patterns in the Episcopal Church as reflected by diocesan staff, church membership and social media to understand where we are now.

Diocesan Staffs

Of the seventy-two* Dioceses who show photos of their staff on their websites, sixteen have staffs where […]

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The faces of homelessness today

There are three categories of people in the U.S. at risk of becoming homeless: those over 50, veterans and LGBTQ youth. Let’s take a look a closer look at these groups and the hardships they face.

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