Monday, March 30, 2009

For this Reason

One of my favorite preachers in the Episcopal Church today is Bishop Stephen Charleston. Formerly Bishop of Alaska and Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, he is presently Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of California. He is also serving as the Provost of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco as that congregation searches for a new Dean. Stephen is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Both his grandfather and great-grandfather were ordained ministers in the Presbyterian Church, serving among the Choctaw people in rural Oklahoma.

He has the charisma of a great evangelical preacher but is liberal and progressive. His sermons at Grace Cathedral are brief, clear and resounding with passion. Click on the title of this post to link to his sermon from the Fifth Sunday in Lent.

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