The Bishop's Letters
Articles from June 2011
An equally important reminder for us is that we are still called to speak to everyone “in their own language” when we talk about the good news of Christ’s love for us. Of course, that includes having an understanding that when we talk to others about all the exciting things we are doing with our new diocese – (and they are exciting!) that we remember to “keep the main thing the main thing”. While the formation of a new diocese is important, it is not likely in and of itself to motivate a single person to join one of our congregations. What will do that is helping them understand the value and beauty of the message we have to share.
It’s been a wonderful eight days since our electing Synod (at the time of this writing). My election won’t be confirmed by the ACNA College of Bishops until the end of June and I won’t actually start work until August 1, but it’s been a busy time nonetheless. The day after the election, Meg and I worshiped at our former parish, All Saints’ in Woodbridge, where my successor, the Rev. Dan Morgan welcomed us back warmly.