Official Diocesan Blog

#MarriageMonday: Preparation for Marriage - Who's involved?
counseling
The Rev. Alex … Mon, 09/17/2018 - 16:37
Declaration of Intent
Bishop's Introduction to #MarriageMonday Series: Marriage & The Story of the Gospel
Couple reading bible
Bishop Jim Hobby Mon, 09/10/2018 - 13:55

Archbishop Beach asked the Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America to highlight marriage in our dioceses this year. As a way of doing that, I’ve asked a group of folks to reflect on what the marriage rite in our new prayer book teaches us about the covenant couples make on their wedding day.

Care, Share, Prayer: How Churches Can Care for their Missionaries

Missionary video chat

I grew up in an isolated village in Guatemala. Back then, our mail was brought to us twice a week by a man walking across the Cuchumutanes Mountain range to get to us. Urgent communication came to our door as a telegram, sent by Morse code to the local post office. Personal notes and letters, rare though they were, were treasures of gold, savored and saved.

Biblical Significance of Jerusalem

Jerusalem ruins

Jerusalem’s rich religious history and its well preserved archaeological record provided a poignant backdrop to GAFCON 2018. The final conference picture of almost 2000 delegates from around the globe gathered as one body on the Temple Steps in the Old City is a beautiful pictorial summary of the gathering (See photo on page 2). It is also a reminder of the meeting’s location: Jerusalem.

Learning to Think Globally, Act Locally in our Families and Youth Groups

Children Praying

The slogan, “Think Globally, Act Locally”, was coined in 1970 by a leader of the environmental movement. It was meant to get people thinking about the effect their actions had on a global scale and encouraged them to do good things for the environment in their own homes and communities.

Two Perspectives on GAFCON

Jenni Bartling

Jenni Bartling

GAFCON: Conference, Family Reunion, or Taste of Heaven? When I returned home from attending GAFCON, my sister asked me if I had to “pinch [my] self” while I was in Jerusalem. I responded, “Are you kidding me? I am still pinching myself!”