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Bishop Alex: The Great Adventure
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"As Christians, it's easy for us to consider security as our highest value. Indeed, security does matter... but safety and security can't be all that matter in the Christian life. Ultimately, I do believe that the Christian life is a great adventure from beginning to end. And as with all great adventures, it is filled with joys and sorrows, perils and consolations, all along the way."

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Year One Reflections
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In his last video before his July vacation, Bishop Alex reflects on his first year as bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh, discussing what's surprised him about Pittsburgh, what he's grateful for in his first twelve months, and what he looks forward to in the months to come.

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Bishop's Book List
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Looking for a new book recommendation for your summer travels or Sunday afternoons? Here are nine of Bishop Alex's favorite books for our summer vacation reading lists. Which of these have you read? And what's in your beach day tote bag?

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Sabbath Rest Video
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"By taking a Sabbath, we are acknowledging one of the fundamental truths of what it means to be human. We have limits. We are not infinite. We can’t do everything. We can’t keep going without stopping. It is not good for us. We’re not designed to be that way. So to stop on a Sabbath, to take time away to rest is to remind ourselves that we are human—to embrace our humanity and our physical and material limits."
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Our Diocesan Vision: Agile
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"The truth is that when we are not operationally excellent, we expend a lot of time, energy, and sometimes money on things that take away from being kingdom minded, being missional, being invested in discipling, being relational with our leaders. Being operationally agile, being able to respond quickly, having operational and administrative tasks handled well within our churches—and more broadly within our diocese—ultimately supports the fulfillment of the mission of the gospel." 

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Our Diocesan Vision: Kingdom-Minded
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"We need to be unapologetic that making disciples is what Jesus asked us to do... not because we want to grow our particular fiefdom, but because it's fantastic to know Jesus." 

In this third video of a four-part series, Bishop Alex explains the importance of the third pillar in his vision for the diocese: prayerful, relational, kingdom-minded, and agile.