Bishop’s Statement on Middle Tennessee Flooding

August 24, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with those communities in Middle Tennessee most heavily impacted by flooding this weekend. The stories of loss of life, and the images of damage to property, are a cause for grief. Many of us are bearing our neighbors and fellow citizens in prayer during this time of loss.

I am grateful for all those who have been moved to contribute through the church to immediate needs and … Read more

Bishop’s Letter Regarding Mask Protocols

August 5, 2021

Dear Clergy and Wardens in the Diocese of Tennessee,

“Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Get up and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem’ (This is a wilderness road)” (Acts 8:26).

I write to you once again, as leaders in the church, to encourage you in your ministries, and to share a further update to the protocols of “The Wilderness Road: Acts 8,” … Read more

Bishop’s Letter to Clergy and Senior Wardens

May 14, 2021

Dear Clergy and Wardens in the Diocese of Tennessee,

“But Philip found himself at Azotus” (Acts 8:40).

I write to you now, as leaders in the church, to encourage you in your ministries, and to share another update to the protocols of “The Wilderness Road: Acts 8,” our diocesan response to the Coronavirus.

In keeping with actions of the civil authorities in the State of Tennessee, and public health advisories in the … Read more

Bishop’s Letter to Clergy and Senior Wardens

May 6, 2021

Dear Clergy and Wardens in the Diocese of Tennessee,

“Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul” (3 Jo. 8).

These words of the author of the Third Letter of John, words of greeting and blessing, are a reminder to us of our call as Christians to pray for each other in all the … Read more

Scriptural Centering

April 2, 2021

Reflection on the Theological Virtue of Hope – Bishop John offers a fourth reflection on the virtue of hope.

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Scriptural Centering

March 12, 2021

Bishop John’s Third Reflection on the Virtue of Hope

The Bishop is joined by a neighborhood crow in this third reflection on the Christian virtue of hope.

Scriptural Centering

February 27, 2021

The Christian Virtue of Hope

Bishop John offers a second reflection on the Christian Virtue of Hope for the people of the Diocese of Tennessee.

189th Convention of the Diocese of Tennessee

January 23, 2021

The Wilderness Road
Acts 8:4

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Saturday, January 23
8:00 a.m.
Opening Convention Eucharist

Join us online for the Facebook … Read more

Scriptural Centering

January 8, 2021

Bishop John offers a new reflection for the New Year, on the theological virtue of hope.

Pastoral Letter

Bishop’s (Updated) Pastoral Letter

November 24, 2020

Dear Clergy and Parishioners of the Diocese of Tennessee,

“But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation” (1 Thess. 5:8).

St. Paul’s words in First Thessalonians speak to members of the church in the period between Jesus’ ascension into heaven and his coming again in glory. In this … Read more