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Charged with Grandeur

Ninth Bishop of Texas

Release Date: 03/02/2020

Come Out of Your Self Made Lands show art Come Out of Your Self Made Lands

Ninth Bishop of Texas

When we walk miles and miles with God, we reclaim our kinship with God, from whose heart we were shaped. We can no longer divide the human community into “friends” and “others,” and we discover rather quickly that there are no strangers or aliens in God’s country.

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Prophetic Citizenship of Renunciation show art Prophetic Citizenship of Renunciation

Ninth Bishop of Texas

What can we learn from the Devil?

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Ash Wednesday: Raise the White Flag show art Ash Wednesday: Raise the White Flag

Ninth Bishop of Texas

It’s good to have an intro rock anthem. My new fave right now is Sarah McLaughlin’s White Flag.

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Charged with Grandeur show art Charged with Grandeur

Ninth Bishop of Texas

We are often fooled into believing in different narratives. School, politics, Twitter, whatever. They buttress our own buffered selves, souls, and egos, reassuring us: "no, really, you are alone."

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The Center of Community show art The Center of Community

Ninth Bishop of Texas

No one can live perfectly - and that’s the point.

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Our Work is a Body of Art show art Our Work is a Body of Art

Ninth Bishop of Texas

The church is not the sum of the people who call themselves Christian. The church is the sum of people who do these things:

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"Follow" is More of a Command

Ninth Bishop of Texas

God as christ Jesus literally enters the world and commands the fishermen to follow.

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God Intervenes in a Retreating World show art God Intervenes in a Retreating World

Ninth Bishop of Texas

It's a radical notion in a world of unreality, with all manner of worldly opportunities to withdraw from each other:

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Listen to Hannah's Song show art Listen to Hannah's Song

Ninth Bishop of Texas

There can be no socio-religious indifference, no Christian solitary life, in a community that sings Hannah’s song.

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God Chooses - Just Like That show art God Chooses - Just Like That

Ninth Bishop of Texas

The Holy Spirit comes down then, on everybody. Peter’s friends are so astonished - what does all this mean? They come to understand. God’s Spirit falls upon whoever God’s Spirit wishes to fall upon. God loves even “these” people. Even “these” people. Just like that.

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We are often fooled into believing in different narratives. School, politics, Twitter, whatever. They buttress our own buffered selves, souls, and egos, reassuring us: "no, really, you are alone."

The Gospel offers something very different. God beckons us into God’s community - and invites us to imagine the grandeur of God and God’s hope for us.

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"Slow Burn" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)