Scriptural Centering

July 3, 2020

Bishop John offers a final reflection for the people of the Diocese of Tennessee. Based on Psalm 27:9 (Oblation)

Bishop John shares a final reflection on prayer before the summer break.

Posted by Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee on Thursday, July 2, 2020

Scriptural Centering

June 26, 2020

Bishop John offers another Scriptural Centering for the people of the Diocese of Tennessee. Based on Psalm 145:3 (Praise).

Bishop John offers a meditation on praise, a pure form of prayer.

Posted by Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee on Thursday, June 25, 2020

Scriptural Centering

June 19, 2020

Bishop Bauerschmidt offers another Scriptural Centering for the people of the Diocese of Tennessee. Based on Philippians 4:6.

Bishop John offers another reflection on prayer: petition, prayer for yourself.

Posted by Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Scriptural Centering

June 12, 2020

Bishop Bauerschmidt offers another Scriptural Centering for the people of the Diocese of Tennessee. Based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (Confession).

Bishop John offers another reflection on prayer.

Posted by Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee on Thursday, June 11, 2020

Scriptural Centering

June 5, 2020

Bishop John offers another Scriptural Centering for the people of the Diocese of Tennessee. Based on Psalm 60.

Bishop John offers the latest in his reflections on prayer.

Posted by Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee on Friday, June 5, 2020

Bishop’s Statement

May 31, 2020

Statement of the Rt Rev’d John Bauerschmidt, Bishop of Tennessee, on the recent Nashville rally against police violence, and the confrontation that followed:

Episcopalians in Middle Tennessee join with many others in decrying the ongoing incidents of violence in our nation over the past few weeks, directed against individual African-Americans. The expectation of safety for all is a foundation of civil society. In its absence, we acknowledge the anger generated, in members … Read more

Scriptural Centering

May 29, 2020

Bishop Bauerschmidt offers another Scriptural Centering for the people of the Diocese of Tennessee. Based on 1 Timothy 2:1. (Intercessory Prayer)

Bishop John offers another Scriptural centering on prayer in the time of the Coronavirus.

Posted by Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee on Thursday, May 28, 2020

Scriptural Centering

May 22, 2020

Bishop John Bauerschmidt offers a Scriptural Centering, introducing The Wilderness Road (Acts 8), for the people of the Diocese of Tennessee.

Bishop John introduces “The Wilderness Road: Acts 8.”

Posted by Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee on Thursday, May 21, 2020

Scriptural Centering

May 15, 2020

Bishop Bauerschmidt offers a Scriptural Centering on Thanksgiving based on Psalm 150 for the people of the Diocese of Tennessee,

Scripture Centering: Psalm 150

Bishop John has a new Scriptural Centering, for prayer in the time of the Coronavirus.

Posted by Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee on Thursday, May 14, 2020

Bishop’s Updated Pastoral Letter

May 8, 2020

Dear Clergy and Parishioners of the Diocese of Tennessee,

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:2).

These words of greeting from the Apostle Paul, written to the Church in Philippi, are appropriate for us. Shortly after greeting them, St. Paul reflects on all that has happened to him in his ministry, the many challenges and crises. “I want you to know, beloved, that … Read more