Daniel Webster

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The Rev. Canon Dan Webster is canon for evangelism and ministry development in the Diocese of Maryland.  He makes his home in Baltimore.

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December 21, 2017

This hurricane-damaged statue at Lord at Mision la Santa Cruz in Puerto Rico inspires Episcopalians there and in the Diocese of Maryland in their ministry to help the island recover. Photo: Eugene Sutton [Episcopal Diocese of...

July 26, 2017

Baltimore children get a taste of water navigation on the Potomac River, putting in at Brunswick, Maryland. It was part of the Sutton Scholars program teaching life skills. Photos: Dan Webster/Diocese of Maryland [Diocese of...

April 3, 2017

[Episcopal Diocese of Maryland] Every preacher has heard this or something similar: “Politics has no place in the pulpit.” It would seem we’ve heard this sentiment more in the past year. It’s on the mind of many preachers these days. So...

November 8, 2015

[Episcopal Diocese of Maryland — Baltimore] A special Choral Evensong at the Cathedral of the Incarnation here served as the official welcoming by the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland to the Rt. Rev. Chilton R. Knudsen as assistant bishop...

December 11, 2012

The Rev. Canon Dan Webster [Episcopal News Service] I promise not to use the words “nimble” nor “entrepreneurial” in this commentary.  Both are overused even though folks using these descriptors are searching...

November 26, 2012

The Rev. Canon Dan Webster [Episcopal News Service] Years ago, the Rev. Bob Castle came to the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin to give a lecture.  He was not larger than life, nor was he particularly compelling. To prepare, we...

October 23, 2012

[Episcopal News Service – Albuquerque, New Mexico] The Diocese of the Rio Grande invited me here to do a workshop on social media at their just concluded 60th convention. I showed up prepared to do that and a sermon about the power...

September 20, 2012

“O love, how deep, how broad, how high…” These words from a popular hymn have been pulsating in my mind for weeks.  As I would learn from Hymnal 1982, they were translated from 15th century Latin during the 19th...

August 7, 2012

We Episcopalians don’t seem to have evangelism in our denominational DNA. General Convention evangelism resolutions have never quite gained traction. Still, the 77th General Convention resolution, A073 (Establish Diocesan Mission...

March 14, 2012

It was 9 a.m. I had just come home from the very early morning shift loading and unloading bags at the Austin, Texas, airport. I was tired and once again, I had to deal with the big black Ford Bronco parked in the seminary parking space...

February 21, 2012

Here comes Lent. Again. My usual Lenten discipline is reading either Thomas Keating’s Journey to the Center or Martin L. Smith’s A Season for the Spirit. Both have offered me something new each Lent. Last year I thought I...

February 20, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Here comes Lent. Again. My usual Lenten discipline is reading either Thomas Keating’s Journey to the Center or Martin L. Smith’s A Season for the Spirit. Both have offered me something new each Lent. Last year I...

January 3, 2012

January brings an annual event, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan 18-25).  Across the country you will find ecumenical services in various houses of Christian worship, all with the intent to bring about Jesus’ prayer for us...

January 3, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] January brings an annual event, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan 18-25).  Across the country you will find ecumenical services in various houses of Christian worship, all with the intent to bring...

December 16, 2011

The Occupy Baltimore encampment was dismantled recently. Police in riot gear evicted 40 or so protesters. There were no arrests. It was a peaceful end to a mostly peaceful demonstration. What the Occupy protests are about has confused some...

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