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“Yes, I do love, BUT . . .”

“Yes, I do love, BUT . . .”

I love my theological seminary. I really do. One of the reasons I chose to serve at Bethesda, following my retirement, is the opportunity to work under our Rector, a graduate of the same fine seminary, for I admire him. The other reason is due to my bride, who wanted...

It begins with me

It begins with me

What does it mean to be a person of faith in America right now? I ponder this question, as our country witnesses the murder of unarmed African Americans by civilians and police, time and time again. Each act seems to feed off the one before it, becoming more virulent,...

Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

One of my favorite class projects in seminary was to study and prepare a role-play of the church in Corinth to whom St. Paul writes two of his letters. Paul writes after spending a great deal of time establishing this community of disciples, and then continuing on his...

Christian Formation this Summer

Christian Formation this Summer

Join us for Summer Adult Education with the Bethesda Clergy In our world of limited gatherings, we have discovered that the opportunity to come together virtually, and especially to learn together, feeds so many within our community. To that end, the clergy and other...

A Statement from the Clergy

A Statement from the Clergy

Yesterday evening, police in Washington, DC used tear gas, flash grenades, and batons to clear peaceful protesters, including clergy, seminarians, medical personnel, and members of St. John’s Episcopal Church, out of Lafayette Square for the sole purpose of creating a...

The Fires of Pentecost

The Fires of Pentecost

And thus the world changes again. On Sunday evening, the evening of Pentecost, helicopters and drones circled over the island of Palm Beach. Protests over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police continued nearby. Conflicts raged in cities across the land....

A Message to the Clergy and People

A Message to the Clergy and People

 Stay Home. Stop the Spread. Save Lives. If you have to go out, wear a mask.  Extension of Closure Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Throughout this season of the COVID-19 virus, our church buildings and schools have been closed to serve the common good in...

Risk and Fear

Risk and Fear

When we think about what we want out of our life, these two words rarely come to mind. I remember learning in a psychology class about our hierarchy of needs, with physical needs like food and rest being the most basic, closely followed by safety needs. Deeper needs...

Be patient in suffering and persevere in prayer

Be patient in suffering and persevere in prayer

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in...

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