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Soulful Excellence

Soulful Excellence

  If there was something called “soulful excellence,” what would it look like? Seems like Paul is trying to describe just that in his very first letter to a church. Here’s what he said: Faith is work. No apologies. And unique works flow from...
Diocese Co-Organizes Book Drive for Georgia’s Imprisoned

Diocese Co-Organizes Book Drive for Georgia’s Imprisoned

Can you imagine being shut up in a cell without anything to occupy your mind? While several studies show that access to books in prison contributes to lower recidivism rates, many of Georgia’s prison libraries have a limited number of books for inmates. And,...
Confrontation

Confrontation

  Jesus wasn’t meek and mild.  You don’t publicly execute meek and mild people.  You crucify people who confront the system. Life with Jesus then and now is 50 percent comfort and 50 percent confrontation.  If Jesus’ words and example...
Nowhere to Lay Our Heads

Nowhere to Lay Our Heads

By Don PlummerBishop of the Diocese of Atlanta the Rt. Rev. Robert Wright addressed the crisis at our southern border in his weekly For Faith devotional on Friday, June 28.Wright, who has frequently spoken out on other issues such as gun violence, access to...
Nowhere

Nowhere

  Jesus remarked he had, “…nowhere to lay his head.” There’s a haunting sadness in that phrase. He said it after being turned away by two villages. He said it to warn his friends that following him would lead to nowhere for them. Recently we’ve seen images of...

Camp Craddock Arrives at Holy Family’s Campus

On June 17, more than two dozen rising second and third graders descended upon the 40-acre campus of the Holy Family Episcopal Church in Jasper, GA, ready for fun, sun and laughter aplenty. For a full week, 37 volunteers from Holy Family joined with Craddock Center...
Under

Under

  Where are you in relationship to Jesus? If you drew a diagram, where would you be? Beside him? Behind him? There was a soldier who placed himself under Jesus’ authority. Though not a follower of Jesus, he understood power and authority; superior and...
Remembering a Titan:  Recollections of Bishop Frank Allan, 1935–2019

Remembering a Titan: Recollections of Bishop Frank Allan, 1935–2019

By Alexis HaukWhen the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, the Rt. Rev. Frank Kellogg Allan, died on May 24, he left behind him a wealth of stories that could easily take years to collect and distill. Frank Allan’s roughly half-century career spanned an...

Hispanic Youth Event A Huge Hit in Austell

On Saturday, May 18, Spanish-speaking congregations from around the Diocese teamed up to hold a fun event for Hispanic youth in our community. Held at Iglesia del Buen Pastor (Church of the Good Shepherd) in Austell, GA, more than 30 youth participated in the...
Access

Access

  Boasting in God isn’t pounding a drum on the issues of the day. It’s not parroting religious talking points. Boasting in God comes naturally as a climax to working God’s program and finding God to be a creative genius. That’s what Paul means when he says,...