New Church

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 17:08

In his backbreaking effort at naming a “startling new role for religion in the Modern and Postmodern world,” Ken Wilber makes some audacious claims that I believe need to be at the heart of any discussion of new ministries in American Christianity...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 17:08

One morning, not long ago, I awoke from a vivid dream that has really stayed with me. The day before, several of us were exploring that Antoine St Exupery quote that says, “”If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide...

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 17:08

The Reverend Christopher Carlisle devoted twenty-six of his thirty-one years of priesthood as the Episcopal Chaplain to the University of Massachusetts, concluding his tenure as Director of Ministry to Higher Education for the Diocese of Western...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 17:08

Before you know what kindness really isyou must lose things,feel the future dissolve in a momentlike salt in a weakened broth.What you held in your hand,what you counted and carefully saved,all this must go so you knowhow desolate the landscape can...

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 17:08

Quick Update on 1st Mark work around New Church Starts and Missional Initiatives: In the course of conducting a church-wide survey of new ministries (less than ten years old), I have spoken personally with 90 of our Bishops and hope to have...

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 17:08

THE OPENING OF EYES(After R. S. Thomas) That day I saw beneath dark clouds,the passing light over the waterand I heard the voice of the world speak out,I knew then, as I had before,life is no passing memory of what has beennor the remaining pages...

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 17:08

For more on this series of videos offering assistance with starting a “mission-oriented young adult group in your church”, follow this link: http://www.ecsefl.org/online-workshops/dec1-lecture/index.php

Friday, March 29, 2013 - 17:08

It was right in the middle of the busy-ness of the Episcopal Church’s 77th General Convention that Robbin Brent Whittington came to me and asked for an interview. (Robbin is the Curator at the Center for Spiritual Resources, hosted from Asheville...

Monday, June 11, 2012 - 17:08

May you have the grace and wisdom to act kindly,learning to distinguish betweenwhat is personal and what is not.May you be hospitable to criticism.May you never put yourself at the center of things.May you act not from arrogance but out of service...

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