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Plea

Christmas is a heart-to-heart plea to have a heart. It’s God attempting to reach past our defended hearts, our polite hostility and our convenient ignorance. The news of the baby comes first to the poor people living outdoors because all they had was heart. The news...

Christmas Heart

Christmas is a heart to heart thing. At Christmas we see God’s heart — God loved the world so much he gave a son. God could have sent an army, but God sent a baby. God knows logic and reason only go so far. If only logic and reason were necessary, there’d...

The Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers to Preach on Day 1

News from “Day 1”® The national weekly ecumenical radio program produced by the Alliance for Christian MediaContact: Peter Wallace, 404-815-0258, pwallace@day1.orgOr Ethel Ware Carter, 404-418-6770, ewcarter@day1.org A photo of the...

Church of the Common Ground Celebrates 10th Anniversary

ATLANTA – In the heart of Southeast’s largest city, people of different races, economic classes and creeds will gather together in Woodruff Park on December 24 at 1 p.m. to celebrate the spirit of the season and to share the Common Ground of their...

Drama

Some call the ups and downs, frights, tension, disappointments and uncertainties of life drama. Some pray for an end to the drama of life. Some spend a life running from drama. Some think the presence of drama means God is absent. Not me. The Christmas story is full...

“WE” at the 110th Annual Council

Clergy and lay delegates to Annual Council 2016 met November 18-19 to celebrate “WE” as a diocese.  Hosted by the Southwest Atlanta Convocation, the event had over 450 people gathered at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park for the 110th...

Diocesan Wide Book Study for 2017

The Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism is inviting all parishes in our Diocese to read Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America. This volume, which is edited by Catherine Meeks, consist of essays from her and six other...

The Advent Season

Serving Saint Julian’s Episcopal Church in Douglasville, the Rev. Brandon Duke offers his reflection on what Advent means to Christians and how we can use this season to connect with the Divine.“Traditionally, the Season of Advent represents the preparation and...

Deliverers

Peace talk sounds absurd to many in our country and state right now. Hope for and explanation of Gospel Peace is absurd to some and inexplicable for others. Nevertheless, we know a peace that “…passes all understanding.” Inexplicable peace is not impossible peace! Or,...