Katharine Jefferts Schori

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 00:00

I didn't expect to hear seagulls in Canterbury, but they were a frequent and insistent background as we listened, conversed, prayed and sang together through the nearly three weeks of the Lambeth Conference. For me, those seagulls were a recurring...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 00:00

I didn't expect to hear seagulls in Canterbury, but they were a frequent and insistent background as we listened, conversed, prayed and sang together through the nearly three weeks of the Lambeth Conference. For me, those seagulls were a recurring...

Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 00:00

It has been a joy to be in this country for the last two and a half weeks. Two weeks ago I was in Salisbury, where we celebrated the 750th anniversary of their new cathedral. Part of that celebration involved a pilgrimage – a couple of milesâ...

Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 00:00

I bring you greetings from Taiwan, Micronesia, Guam, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands including the British Virgin Islands as well as the US, a convocation of churches in Europe, and the churches in the United States...

Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 00:00

The spire of this cathedral is the highest in England. It was added many decades after the initial building was complete. While it may be inspiring to look at, the word spire has a different root – it means a stalk or shoot, like a plant...

Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 00:00

Jacob’s a remarkable fellow, if he can go to sleep with a rock for a pillow. He sleeps amazingly well for someone who’s just defrauded his brother. His dream in the middle of the night gives no hint of the wrong he’s done – he gets...

Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 00:00

Jesus came to Sychar, near Jacob’s well. Today that piece of territory is on the outskirts of Nablus, in the Palestinian West Bank. It was Samaritan territory in Jesus’ time, and had been “unclean territory” since the time of the Exile....

Friday, July 11, 2008 - 00:00

Stir up your might, O Lord, and come to save us. Restore us, let your face shine, that we may be saved. I imagine that prayer has been said many times by those in this room. And perhaps even more often the prayer, “how long, O Lord, how long?â...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 00:00

The growing seed destroys its husk: the only home it has ever knownThe Greek tourists come and say, “we wanna see Jesus.” And after the disciples play telephone for a while, how does he respond? “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 00:00

Have you ever planted a garden or done some farming? Do you remember a Sunday school project where you planted some seeds in a Dixie cup? Did all of the little plants come up looking identical?The seeds we plant don’t always come up the way we...

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