The prayerful, peaceful presence of Mariann Budde

As I sat there looking across the vast and very full National Cathedral, my focus always came back to Mariann. Our journey together began on a bus, then for breakfast, followed by an ever deepening collegial relationship. When I first read the profile for the IX Bishop of Washington, I immediately thought of Mariann. No … More The prayerful, peaceful presence of Mariann Budde

What are bishops for?

I found this particularly good for my own reflection on being the Bishop of Minnesota. by Martin L. Smith (originally posted on Episcopal Cafe) Taking my usual walk around the Tidal Basin yesterday, I was pondering our upcoming episcopal election. A wry quotation from Claire Booth Luce popped into my head: “Anyone who is not … More What are bishops for?