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The law of love is God's promise to us, an unbreakable covenant.⁣
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"This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts, ⁣
and I will write them on their minds.” ⁣
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#faith #hope #goodnews #Sundaymorning #bodyofchrist #findyourwayhome #episcopal⁣
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Start your week with 2 Minutes of Good News!⁣
Live every Monday morning at 7:45am EST on Facebook: Free Range Priest⁣
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'Sabbath keeping isn’t a condition of getting into heaven. It is the condition we will find heaven when we get there.'
–Matthew Sleeth

I will tell you a secret: I am not keeping Sabbath today. I am at my Diocesan Convention. But I *will* be keeping Sabbath tomorrow. When is your moment of heaven this week?

#sabbath #sabbathfriday #sabbathblessings #4thcommandment #rest #freerangepriest
'Sabbath keeping isn’t a condition of getting into heaven. It is the condition we will find heaven when we get there.' –Matthew Sleeth I will tell you a secret: I am not keeping Sabbath today. I am at my Diocesan Convention. But I *will* be keeping Sabbath tomorrow. When is your moment of heaven this week? #sabbath  #sabbathfriday  #sabbathblessings  #4thcommandment  #rest  #freerangepriest 
How often do you hear someone say 'I can worship God in nature' or 'I don't need to be in church to pray'? It is true that God is found anywhere and everywhere. It is also true that worshiping in community, and according to a tradition, helps us to understand our relationship with God, and our connection to all believers.

And it is true that if we don't make that connection clear, others won't know how important it is to be grounded in a faith tradition.

Most people don't spend a great deal of time outdoors, though. They spend most of their time online. Isn't it even more important for us to reach them here with the message of faith? So they can recognize God's voice when they are in nature. And when they are in church.

Real church really happens online, too.

#ministry
#digitalministry
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#digitalevangelism
#instachurch
#21stcenturychurch
#socialmediachurch
#socialmediaministry
#churchtech
#shareyourfaith
#evangelize
#socialmedia
How often do you hear someone say 'I can worship God in nature' or 'I don't need to be in church to pray'? It is true that God is found anywhere and everywhere. It is also true that worshiping in community, and according to a tradition, helps us to understand our relationship with God, and our connection to all believers. And it is true that if we don't make that connection clear, others won't know how important it is to be grounded in a faith tradition. Most people don't spend a great deal of time outdoors, though. They spend most of their time online. Isn't it even more important for us to reach them here with the message of faith? So they can recognize God's voice when they are in nature. And when they are in church. Real church really happens online, too. #ministry  #digitalministry  #freerangepriest  #digitalevangelism  #instachurch  #21stcenturychurch  #socialmediachurch  #socialmediaministry  #churchtech  #shareyourfaith  #evangelize  #socialmedia 
#TBT church... I like to take photos of church sacristies. They are like your grandmother's kitchen - if you look long enough, you can find anything!

There is a lot to be said for saving things. You never know when that plastic bin or piece of ribbon will come in handy. 
But I also notice that when we don't clean it out and organize it occasionally, our storerooms become so cluttered that they aren't useful. We don't know what we have.

I feel the same way about traditional church. NOT traditional faith! Traditional church. How we can clutter up our message of hope and love and forgiveness with rigid schedules, and hierarchies, and budget meetings and the way we've always done things.

Lots of the ways we think that church has to organize itself and function are getting in the way of the Spirit, and getting in the way of discipleship. Maybe it's time to reorganize... #clergycoach #clergycoaching #clergywomen #womenministry #clergylife #christian #ministry #episcopal #socialmediaministry #clergyprenuer #episcopalpriest #priest #bivocational #freerangepriest
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#freerangepriest
#digitalevangelism
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#21stcenturychurch
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#evangelize
#socialmedia
#TBT  church... I like to take photos of church sacristies. They are like your grandmother's kitchen - if you look long enough, you can find anything! There is a lot to be said for saving things. You never know when that plastic bin or piece of ribbon will come in handy. But I also notice that when we don't clean it out and organize it occasionally, our storerooms become so cluttered that they aren't useful. We don't know what we have. I feel the same way about traditional church. NOT traditional faith! Traditional church. How we can clutter up our message of hope and love and forgiveness with rigid schedules, and hierarchies, and budget meetings and the way we've always done things. Lots of the ways we think that church has to organize itself and function are getting in the way of the Spirit, and getting in the way of discipleship. Maybe it's time to reorganize... #clergycoach  #clergycoaching  #clergywomen  #womenministry  #clergylife  #christian  #ministry  #episcopal  #socialmediaministry  #clergyprenuer  #episcopalpriest  #priest  #bivocational  #freerangepriest  #ministry  #digitalministry  #freerangepriest  #digitalevangelism  #instachurch  #21stcenturychurch  #socialmediachurch  #socialmediaministry  #churchtech  #shareyourfaith  #evangelize  #socialmedia 
Prepare for the season of Advent with Advent Good News! ⁣
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Today we remember Samuel Seabury, the 1st American Bishop of the Episcopal Church. 
Since we were fighting a revolution against England at the time, those in the English Church in America were left without American oversight - and the line of authority from the earliest church - until Scotland agreed to consecrate a bishop for us. 
From Jesus’ hands to his hands to mine, I give thanks for the faith handed down, and the authority of the love of God, unbroken. 
#holyday #episcopal #ministry #priesthood #samuelseabury #godslove #bishops #freerangepriest
Today we remember Samuel Seabury, the 1st American Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Since we were fighting a revolution against England at the time, those in the English Church in America were left without American oversight - and the line of authority from the earliest church - until Scotland agreed to consecrate a bishop for us. From Jesus’ hands to his hands to mine, I give thanks for the faith handed down, and the authority of the love of God, unbroken. #holyday  #episcopal  #ministry  #priesthood  #samuelseabury  #godslove  #bishops  #freerangepriest 
Love my How2charist swag! Thanks, @CallieSwanlund  for this great shirt, and even more for the amazing project.

Clergy in creative ministry are everywhere - this is such an exciting time to share Good News!

#ministry
#digitalministry
#freerangepriest
#digitalevangelism
#instachurch
#21stcenturychurch
#socialmediachurch
#socialmediaministry
#churchtech
#shareyourfaith
#evangelize
#socialmedia
Being a Free Range Priest means sometimes I get my supplies on the go! 
One way my ministry is creative is that I get my own bread and wine (when taking communion to the sick). Another creative part to my ministry is that I don't get paid a salary by a single church or institution. I work on contract, in person and online, in many ways and places. I am a priest in good standing in the Episcopal Church, but I do not serve in a traditional way.

Sometimes I am conducting worship, sometimes I am teaching or coaching online, sometimes I am speaking or leading retreats. But I am always a priest. In an era when fewer congregations can afford a full-time clergy salary, I am able to serve one vocation, and many people, inside and beyond the church walls.

#clergycoach #clergycoaching #clergywomen #clergylife #christian #ministry #episcopal #socialmediaministry #freerangepriest  #realchurch #Sundaymorning #bodyofchrist #goodnews
Being a Free Range Priest means sometimes I get my supplies on the go! One way my ministry is creative is that I get my own bread and wine (when taking communion to the sick). Another creative part to my ministry is that I don't get paid a salary by a single church or institution. I work on contract, in person and online, in many ways and places. I am a priest in good standing in the Episcopal Church, but I do not serve in a traditional way. Sometimes I am conducting worship, sometimes I am teaching or coaching online, sometimes I am speaking or leading retreats. But I am always a priest. In an era when fewer congregations can afford a full-time clergy salary, I am able to serve one vocation, and many people, inside and beyond the church walls. #clergycoach  #clergycoaching  #clergywomen  #clergylife  #christian  #ministry  #episcopal  #socialmediaministry  #freerangepriest  #realchurch  #Sundaymorning  #bodyofchrist  #goodnews 
How do you DO that? ⁣
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How do you DO that? 
Digital Ministry tips and tricks

Every Wednesday at 10am EST
live on Facebook: Free Range Priest
#ministry
#digitalministry
#freerangepriest
#digitalevangelism
#instachurch
#21stcenturychurch
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#churchtech
SO many congregations are concerned about their membership. There aren't the same number of people in the pews. You worry about ministry, about paying the bills, about affording clergy. ⁣
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'We need to grow.' Behind this statement is often fear that if we don't grow, we are going to die.⁣
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I have good news and bad news about this: you probably aren't going to grow. Not significantly. That's the bad news. The good news? It's not your fault. It's not anything you are doing or not doing. It's about the changing times, the changing systems of our day.⁣
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More good news: you CAN thrive in ministry, by learning to be the church you are. Not looking at the past, what you used to be. Not becoming what you are not (but looking to the future). ⁣
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You may not grow in number. You probably won't. But you will grow in bringing Good News to a world that needs it so much.⁣
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#ministry #worship #21stcenturychurch⁣
#christian #instachurch ⁣
#digitalministry #congregations⁣
#church #hope
SO many congregations are concerned about their membership. There aren't the same number of people in the pews. You worry about ministry, about paying the bills, about affording clergy. ⁣ ⁣ 'We need to grow.' Behind this statement is often fear that if we don't grow, we are going to die.⁣ ⁣ I have good news and bad news about this: you probably aren't going to grow. Not significantly. That's the bad news. The good news? It's not your fault. It's not anything you are doing or not doing. It's about the changing times, the changing systems of our day.⁣ ⁣ More good news: you CAN thrive in ministry, by learning to be the church you are. Not looking at the past, what you used to be. Not becoming what you are not (but looking to the future). ⁣ ⁣ You may not grow in number. You probably won't. But you will grow in bringing Good News to a world that needs it so much.⁣ ⁣ #freerangepriest ⁣ #ministry  #worship  #21stcenturychurch ⁣ #christian  #instachurch  ⁣ #digitalministry  #congregations ⁣ #church  #hope 
Monday Good News!

We are called to change the world in positive ways. 
Watch the whole video on IGTV!

#goodnews #mondaymotivation #monday #digitalevangelism #ministry #freerangepriest
Sanctuary is a safe space, a holy place. One gift the church offers the world is sacred space, physical and spiritual.⁣
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'Christ did not enter a sanctuary made by human hands, a mere copy of the true one, but he entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.' ⁣
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#worship #church #christian #gifts⁣
#faith #hope #goodnews #Sundaymorning #bodyofchrist #findyourwayhome #episcopal⁣
#freerangepriest
2 Minutes of Good News!⁣
Every Monday morning ⁣
 at 7:45am on Facebook: Free Range Priest. ⁣
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#instamotivation⁣
#good #Monday #mondaymorning  #mondaymotivation #mondays #newweek #morning⁣
#goodnews ⁣
#christian⁣
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As I was running this morning, a car veered very close to me - the driver was texting - and I had to jump up on the curb. I may have yelled some un-priestly words as it passed...
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And then... A few minutes later, the same car pulled up alongside me and stopped. The man inside said, ‘I owe you an apology. I was wrong to be looking at my phone, and I am sorry I frightened you.’ I was filled with compassion and offered him my full, official forgiveness, and also apologized for my unkind epithet (‘you were well within your rights’, he said). We parted as friends. 🏃🏻‍♀️ My friends, the world seems so hard right now. We can make it a little softer. We really can. 
#lovewins #forgivenessheals #freereangepriest
As I was running this morning, a car veered very close to me - the driver was texting - and I had to jump up on the curb. I may have yelled some un-priestly words as it passed... 🚗 And then... A few minutes later, the same car pulled up alongside me and stopped. The man inside said, ‘I owe you an apology. I was wrong to be looking at my phone, and I am sorry I frightened you.’ I was filled with compassion and offered him my full, official forgiveness, and also apologized for my unkind epithet (‘you were well within your rights’, he said). We parted as friends. 🏃🏻‍♀️ My friends, the world seems so hard right now. We can make it a little softer. We really can. #lovewins  #forgivenessheals  #freereangepriest 
Feast of Teresa of Avila, who did NOT say ‘Christ has no hands now but ours ...’ just like Francis never said to preach the Gospel without words. 
I am always fascinated how these two radical saints get reduced to sound bites (inaccurately) instead of celebrated for who they were - crazy for the love of God. 
Blessed are those who are all in. 
#holyday #christiancalendar #saints
Feast of Teresa of Avila, who did NOT say ‘Christ has no hands now but ours ...’ just like Francis never said to preach the Gospel without words. I am always fascinated how these two radical saints get reduced to sound bites (inaccurately) instead of celebrated for who they were - crazy for the love of God. Blessed are those who are all in. #holyday  #christiancalendar  #saints 
Feast of Robert Grosseteste, 13th century Bishop. I preached my senior sermon in seminary on him in 1999. ‘Think Different’, borrowing from the Apple billboards in NYC at the time. Hard to believe Steve Jobs has been gone for 7 years. 
#holyday #thinkdifferent #freerangepriest
Feast of Robert Grosseteste, 13th century Bishop. I preached my senior sermon in seminary on him in 1999. ‘Think Different’, borrowing from the Apple billboards in NYC at the time. Hard to believe Steve Jobs has been gone for 7 years. #holyday  #thinkdifferent  #freerangepriest 
New Good News! 
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New Good News! IGTV - freerangepriest
‘William Tyndale, who was burned at the stake for his translation of the Bible, who provided much of the beautiful language in what is called by us the King James Bible, wrote, he said, in the language a plow-boy could understand.

He wrote to the comprehension of the profoundly poor, those who would be, and would have lived among, the utterly unlettered. And he created one of the undoubted masterpieces of the English language. 
Now we seem to feel beauty is an affectation of some sort.’ - Marilynne Robinson 
#holyday #williamtyndale #christiancalendar
‘William Tyndale, who was burned at the stake for his translation of the Bible, who provided much of the beautiful language in what is called by us the King James Bible, wrote, he said, in the language a plow-boy could understand. He wrote to the comprehension of the profoundly poor, those who would be, and would have lived among, the utterly unlettered. And he created one of the undoubted masterpieces of the English language. Now we seem to feel beauty is an affectation of some sort.’ - Marilynne Robinson #holyday  #williamtyndale  #christiancalendar 
#sabbathfriday 
the sky is a fierce bird
St. Francis never said, ‘preach the Gospel at all times, use words if necessary.’ He preached constantly. 
He was preaching to the birds because everyone else was sick of listening!
Preach the Gospel. The world needs words of of love, now more than ever. 
#holyday
#stfrancis
St. Francis never said, ‘preach the Gospel at all times, use words if necessary.’ He preached constantly. He was preaching to the birds because everyone else was sick of listening! Preach the Gospel. The world needs words of of love, now more than ever. #holyday  #stfrancis 
‘Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.’
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Good News video on IGTV and freerangepriest.org
‘Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.’ ✨ Good News video on IGTV and freerangepriest.org
Thinking about the Gospel this week and Jesus saying, ‘whoever is not against us is for us.’
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I wonder in our current cultural and political climate we don’t tend to hear that the other way: ‘whoever is not for us is against us’.
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Is it possible that our brothers and sisters who think differently than we do can be ‘for’ other things, but not ‘against’ us?
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Perhaps there are ways to state our own truth without believing the worst in another. 🌈 ‘Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another’. #goodnews
Thinking about the Gospel this week and Jesus saying, ‘whoever is not against us is for us.’ ✨ I wonder in our current cultural and political climate we don’t tend to hear that the other way: ‘whoever is not for us is against us’. 💫 Is it possible that our brothers and sisters who think differently than we do can be ‘for’ other things, but not ‘against’ us? 🌟 Perhaps there are ways to state our own truth without believing the worst in another. 🌈 ‘Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another’. #goodnews 
#sabbathfriday - sleeping in