Memorial Day

Memorial Day May 26, 2017 By Chaplain Laura Adelia, Lt Col, USAF (Retired) For many of us, Memorial Day weekend is the weekend that kicks off summer. A time to gather with friends and family, have barbecues, celebrations, and a…

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The Johnson………………….

The Johnson Amendment--A Good Thing? May 19, 2017 By The Rt. Rev. Kirk S. Smith, Bishop of Arizona At a coffee hour recently, someone asked me about the new administration's efforts to repeal the Johnson Amendment. That question sent me…

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Black Hats

The Importance of Black Hats May 12, 2017 By The Rt. Rev. Kirk S. Smith, Bishop of Arizona This week, I hope you will allow me to put on my black cowboy hat (mitre?) for a bit. The subject is…

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Sharing Our……………

Sharing our Ministries, One Story at a Time April 28, 2017 By Nicole A. Krug, Canon for Media and Communications Last week, I attended the annual Episcopal Communicators Conference held in Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s always nice to be able to…

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Business……………….

Business As Usual? April 21, 2017 By The Rt. Rev. Kirk S. Smith, Bishop of Arizona This Sunday is "Low Sunday," that time of post-Easter let-down. In many churches, the attendance will be low, the choir may off, and the…

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Black Cross

Black Cross April 14, 2017 By The Rt. Rev. Kirk S. Smith, Bishop of Arizona I have always been a fan of New Mexican artist Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986). She captures the spirit of the Southwest better than anyone I know.…

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Meeting Jesus

Meeting Jesus on the Street -- A Palm Sunday Insight April 07, 2017 By The Rt. Rev. Kirk S. Smith, Bishop of Arizona Pope Francis is an important model for me. Of course, I don't away agree with what he…

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The Benedict Option

The Benedict Option March 31, 2017 By The Rt. Rev. Kirk S. Smith, Bishop of Arizona Recently, there has been an interesting theological controversy swirling around a new book written by conservative Christian author Rod Dreher. The title of the…

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Seek,Find…….

Seek, Find, and Tell: The Missing Link to More Generous Giving March 24, 2017 By The Rev. Canon Timothy M. Dombek, Canon for Stewardship and Planned Giving Dombek timothy web Recently I found myself in the aisle seat of my…

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