Dear friends in Christ,
Grace and peace to you.
When Bishop Lloyd Allen spoke to us last November at Diocesan Convention, many people were impressed, not only with his ideas about a strategy for self-sufficiency for the Diocese of Honduras, but also with how much of what he shared was relevant to their own congregations. One of the books he recommended then promises helpful wisdom as a way to be more effective in our outreach, and also to address some of our own internal challenges as a Church.
That book is "Toxic Charity" by Robert Lupton, and I am pleased to make it the Bishop's Book for this Spring. My hope is that you will read it with others in your congregation and that our common study will lead us to do some fruitful reflection together. As an aid to that work, we are again blessed to have a study guide prepared by the Rev. Anne Clarke, which I am pleased to recommend.
May the Holy Spirit guide us in this exploration, lead us into truth, and help us to apply it. I look forward to our conversations.
Yours in Christ,
Click here for the Rev. Anne Clarke's study guide.
Posted on Thu, February 23, 2017
by Paula Schaap