People of Eastern and Western Michigan, With excitement, we announce the nomination of the Rt. Rev. Prince G. Singh, Ph.D. to serve as Bishop Provisional of The Episcopal Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan. For more on the background of the canons around the selection of a bishop provisional and our own interviewing and selection […]
Dear Friends in Christ, As we approach our diocesan convention later this month, we write with an update on the process of selecting a bishop provisional to serve alongside our people in Eastern and Western Michigan. As was announced in August, a special interviewing committee composed of equal members of both dioceses met several times […]
Our call now is to be a people, a Church, that looks and acts like Jesus.
Whom do we not see? For whom would it be easy to walk on by, not recognize or acknowledge? Whom do we choose not to value?
“And I, when I am lifted up, will draw all people to myself.” John 12:32 John’s Gospel understands Jesus’ self-offering on the cross as his exaltation. Thus he is “lifted up” as on a throne. An instrument of death that was meant to be a political statement of Rome’s power, that was meant to humiliate […]
He is on the list of twelve. Not much more can be said about Bartholomew. Three of the Gospels and the book of Acts mention him as one of the apostles, but beyond that we know almost nothing. Interesting conjecture poses the possibility that Bartholomew and Nathanael were the same person. There are other traditions […]
“O higher than the cherubim, more glorious than the seraphim, lead their praises, Alleluia!” Many do not realize that these words beginning the second verse of hymn 618 in The Hymnal 1982 refer to Mary, the mother of Jesus. The verse continues, “Thou bearer of the eternal Word, most gracious, magnify the Lord…” This magnificent […]
Note that the event of Jesus’ transfiguration begins with him in prayer. How could it be any other way?
Ambition within a community, even a community gathered around Christ, is not unknown, but it is not Jesus’ way.
When one reads the scriptural record of this woman of faith, the negative ascriptions given to her over the centuries are quite astonishing, even puzzling. One wonders if there is not some kind of latent sexism at play here.