Jun 01, 2018Contents — June 2018

Contents — June 2018

Spirit Volume 10, Issue 2.

In This Issue

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Editor’s Letter

  • Recharging Spiritual Batteries

    Recharging Spiritual Batteries

    Eight-minute read. A reminder not to forget to look after your volunteers (and yourself!) General Convention is almost upon us! That Wedding (and I have a whine.) Why you can expect to see more on Human Trafficking, and when May becomes June.

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Keeping Watch

  • A Message of Love

    A Message of Love

    Five-minute read. The Presiding Bishop has handed us a gift in his Royal Wedding address, now it is up to us to make the best use of it.

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Features

  • Courses for Licensed Evangelism and Christian Formation Roles

    Courses for Licensed Evangelism and Christian Formation Roles

    5 minute read. The Bishop Kemper School for Ministry has put together courses to prepare potential licensees in Evangelism and Christian Formation.

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  • Clover House, providing space for healing and hope

    Clover House, providing space for healing and hope

    5 minute read. Clover House is an oasis, providing healing and rest to young women sorely in need of a safe place to stay. Created by Saint Francis Community Services, the program provides restorative, residential care for female adolescent survivors of sex trafficking.

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  • General Convention in Pictures

    General Convention in Pictures

    10 minute read. There’s been a lot of words written about the 2018 General Convention in Austin, Texas. Here are the pictures.

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  • Five Tips for ‘Gifts for Life’

    Five Tips for ‘Gifts for Life’

    5 minute read. Five personalized ways to support Gifts for Life and spread the word about the good work done by Episcopal Relief & Development. Why not create a ‘ripple effect’ of blessings?

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  • The Sexual Immorality of Pornography

    15 minute read. Pornography seems to have gained a certain amount of legitimacy and respectability. It’s not unusual to hear someone (albeit jokingly) refer to their ‘porn stash’ or questionable online browsing history. The reality is that pornography can create ripples of pain and human suffering that spread out into the world.

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  • General Convention is Coming!

    Ten-minute read. How General Convention works, and some idea of what to expect from the 79th Convention of The Episcopal Church.

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  • General Convention 101

    General Convention 101

    The Episcopal Diocese of Texas has produced a handy pictorial guide to General Convention. Follow the links provided to see an online version of the guide, which you can download and print if you wish.

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  • Human Trafficking as It Relates to Slavery

    Human Trafficking as It Relates to Slavery

    Ten-minute read. Most Americans turn a blind eye towards slavery believing it only existed in the past. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

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  • Saint Francis Community Services Reach Out to Youth in Kansas City

    Saint Francis Community Services Reach Out to Youth in Kansas City

    five-minute read. Working in partnership with the school district and with the nursing programs at Kansas City Kansas Community College and Metropolitan Community College, Saint Francis Community Services focus on prevention by identifying potential health problems before they grow more serious. That includes mental health issues.

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  • Youth Ministry

    Youth Ministry

    Five-minute read.A look back at my first year as diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator plus an introduction to this summer’s interns.

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  • How Can You Not Be Changed?

    How Can You Not Be Changed?

    Ten-minute read. Part Two on Deepening Your Relationship with God by Worshiping with Other Faiths.

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  • Interview With Dean Peter DeVeau

    Interview With Dean Peter DeVeau

    Five-minute read. An interview with Dean Peter DeVeau, who recently concluded his ministry at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City.

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