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November 4, 2008
On the night before the big election, I was done with campaigning and the last thing I wanted to see was another political commercial. My pre-election tension was high, as a...
October 28, 2008
The Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge District are custodians of a reality that can only be described as spiritual. Periodically the issue of a suicide barrier is raised...
October 22, 2008
During the week of October 13, the Diocese of California engaged in convention activities, concluding with the business meeting on Saturday, October 18. Convention week...
October 17, 2008
Convention week this year will be marked by a series of celebrations. We will celebrate with one another a new sense of being in communion and in relationship with the...
October 7, 2008
On Saturday, October 4, the feast of St Francis, at the Church of the Resurrection, Pleasant Hill, Bishop Marc was presented with a St Francis cope and matching mitre by the...
September 24, 2008
Last year, the Rev Canon Michael Barlowe invited St George’s, Antioch, to create an Area Ministry team with St Alban’s, Brentwood. St. George’s was...
September 17, 2008
The Rt Rev Marc Handley Andrus has announced a plan to ensure a smooth transition at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral following the retirement of the Very Rev Alan Jones...
September 10, 2008
At a press conference on Wednesday, September 10, the Rt Rev Marc Handley Andrus and the Rt Rev Steven Charleston, both of the Diocese of California, and the Rt Rev Barry L...
September 10, 2008
Safe churches are ones where God’s unambiguous “yes” is manifested in all aspects of congregational life.  Yes—we will have rich and affectionate...
September 3, 2008
On October 31, 2004, the Rev George Regas delivered a sermon at All Saints Church in Pasadena. It was not an unusual thing to see this firebrand of a former rector in the...
August 26, 2008
Confirm not Conform (CnC), a 16-session confirmation program developed by St John’s, Oakland, is now being used in congregations nationwide. The program is grounded in...
August 20, 2008
Now more than a week after its closing Eucharist, I remain hesitant to write about the results of Lambeth, primarily because the nature of those results remains so unclear...
July 30, 2008
The Rev Richard Shackell, rector emeritus of Grace Church, Glendora (Diocese of Los Angeles), died on July 17 of natural causes. He was 81, and had been in poor health and...
July 30, 2008
               When Zephyr also has, with his sweet breath,
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July 27, 2008
Bishop Marc Andrus has been reflecting on the decennial gathering of the Anglican Communion’s bishops at Lambeth with lively and insightful reflections on his blog. His...
July 12, 2008
Britain's Telegraph newspaper has been using this week's lead-up to the Lambeth Conference to publish a list of the 50 most influential Anglicans. The list began listing...
July 11, 2008
March 8, 1911 to July 5, 2008
This world will not be the same without our dear father, John Weaver, son of Nora McNelly and Jacob Parker Weaver of Dayton Ohio.  He was a...
June 17, 2008
Last summer when the Rev. Steven Strane, of St. Timothy’s, Danville, went on sabbatical leave from his parish, he decided to forego haircuts as a way of marking his time...

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