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Make a Right Beginning of Lent

Make a Right Beginning of Lent

Ash Wednesday is a new beginning – a new beginning in our relationship with the Living God as followers of Jesus Christ. Ash Wednesday is a new beginning, as it is the first day of Lent – sometimes called the “spring-time of the soul.” It is a solemn day of fasting and penitence, when every member of the Church is called to repent of his [...]

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

An Easter sermon by Bishop Iker of Fort Worth. Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! “He is not here; for he has risen as he said…Go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead.” (St. Matthew 28:6-7) It is Easter – the Feast of the Passover of our Lord – and we have come to celebrate the [...]

The Authority of the Bible

The Authority of the Bible

A few years ago, I was invited to be a guest speaker in the Lenten series of a church on the theme “The Four Cornerstones of the Church.” Their chosen topics were the Holy Scriptures, the Book of Common Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and Personal Holiness – all very important, worthy subjects for a study series for Lent. As the first speaker, [...]

Catholic Bishops Call the Question

Catholic Bishops Call the Question

In a statement issued March 25, 2010, Bishop Keith Ackerman, President of Forward in Faith North America (FIFNA), has accused The Episcopal Church (TEC) of acting “in a remarkable way” over consenting to the election of committed lesbian, Rev. Mary Glasspool, as suffragan bishop of Los Angeles. According to Ackerman, Glasspool’s upcoming [...]