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A Final Charge Sermon delivered at 108th Diocesan Convention October, 1992

In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Being informed by the selfless love revealed and articulated in the Gospel, my sermon in the form of a charge begins with words from Exodus and will end with … Continue reading

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Bishop Accepts Call To General Seminary September, 1992

Sisters and Brothers in Christ, At a special meeting held in July at The General Theological Seminary in New York City, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to call me to serve as the eleventh President and Dean of The … Continue reading

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Great Faces, Great Places, Holy Spaces . . . Driving South from Kadoka to Pine Ridge on Highway 73 June, 1992

Directly east of Buffalo Gap National Grasslands and the Badlands National Park there is an area of the vast Pine Ridge Reservation circumscribed by the White River on the north, Black Pipe Creek on the east and Bear in the … Continue reading

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A Stirring Encounter of an Anglican Kind April, 1992

With representatives from 46 countries and 27 indigenous groups, the announced theme, “A Celebration of Life for a Reign of Justice and Peace,” became a reality in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil from March 28 through April 4. While various stories and … Continue reading

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On Financial Cutbacks: Constraint or Challenge? March, 1992

Earlier this month I received a letter from the Treasurer of the National Church stating: At this time we are facing the possibility of a $3 million shortfall in commitments for 1992 apportionment to meet budgetary requirements. This is painful … Continue reading

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On Voting With Your Checkbook (Or Your Feet) December, 1991

Although the incident took place over a decade ago, I remember well the words that Miss Louella, one of the matriarchs of a small Appalachian mission church that I served while teaching at the University of the South, used in … Continue reading

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. . . Of Resolutions, Sexuality, Mystery and the “Real Business of the Church” September, 1991

QUESTION:  What do resolutions, sexuality, mystery and “the real business of the Church” have in common? ANSWER:  The General Convention of the Episcopal Church Numerous critiques, commentaries, reflections and editorials have been written about the 70th General Convention of the … Continue reading

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The Church and Reconciliation, Part II July, 1991

THE CHURCH’S RESPONSIBILITY As a community of reconciliation, the Church’s mission is to “restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ” (Book of Common Prayer, “Outline of the Faith,” page 855). The Church pursues this mission … Continue reading

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The Church and Reconciliation, Part I June, 1991

On April 26, 1991, an article was released from the Medill News Service entitled, “lnouye Suggests Study of Sioux Land Claims.” In that article Senator Inouye, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs, was reported as asking South … Continue reading

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Leaning Toward Phoenix May, 1991

Invariably, during any given General Convention year, there is a flood of resolutions, appeals on the part of special interest groups and calls for support from various agencies and commissions within the Church. This morning’s mail is illustrative; resolutions from … Continue reading

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