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Andy Doyle
Works at Episcopal Diocese of Texas
Attended Virginia Theological Seminary
Lives in Houston, Texas
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A Presiding Bishop to Lead A Generous Community Amplified for the Future
With the Presiding Bishop nominations about to be released I wanted to share some thoughts from my new book entitled Church: A Generous Community for An Amplified Age.  This is taken from the chapter on vocations. I believe this applies to the role of the P...
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Easter 5B May 3, 2015
"In the promise of an 'abiding' presence God's Easter people find not some abstract speculation about a distant or imaginary Trinity, but an invitation to experience the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as a saving and liberating presence in the midst of our da...
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Easter 3B April 19, 2015
"For Luke, to fulfil the hope of the resurrection is to tell the story of Jesus (testimony). That means telling what he did, how he was rejected and then vindicated; and it is at the same time to live it by the power of the same Spirit, by doing good and br...
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The Real World and Clergy
I recently heard these words about the clergy, “I
don’t want [spiritual] direction by some pious fool who doesn't know what real life is
about.”  Sometimes I hear that there is a difference between Church, the life and ministry of clergy, and the REAL WORLD...
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Liturgy of the Palms B, March 29, 2015
"This Palm Sunday can we get beyond a scrap of palm we never know what to do with, & a feel- good procession that leads to nowhere?" Marginally Mark ,  by Brian McGowan, Anglican priest in Western Australia. General Resources for Sunday's Lessons Special Re...
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Lent 5B March 22, 2015
"Who knows how the awareness of God's love first hits people. Every person has his own tale to tell, including the person who wouldn't believe in God if you paid him." "Salvation," Frederick Buechner, Buechner Blog. "John alerts his readers to the seductive...
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God has chosen solidarity with us so then with whom shall we show solidarity?
Who are Christians to be in solidarity with? And what does solidarity look like? Hundreds of Baltimore clergy linked arms and took to the streets this week in an effort to restore peace amid the unrest caused by the death in police custody of Freddie Gray, ...
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Easter 4B April 26, 2015
"This is part of what it means to be the Body of Christ -- to remind each other of God's promises and speak Jesus' message of love, acceptance, and grace to each other."   "Abundant Life,"  David Lose, Dear Working Preacher, 2012. "Then Jesus said, "Feed my...
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Easter 2B April 12, 2015
"What is more, he keeps showing up. As he came back a week later for Thomas, Jesus keeps coming back week after week among his gathered disciples -- in the word, the water, the bread, and the wine -- not wanting any to miss out on the life and peace he give...
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This Shattered Man on this Breaking Cross
Good Friday Meditation An essay I recently read entitled “Reflections” contained this paragraph: “I move away from him again, my hip hitting the side of the table and knocking the mirror to the floor. We both watch it slip from its place on the table, and i...
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Thoughts on the Future Diocese and Future Wider Church Structure
This week I have been invited to participate in the ACTS 8 Discussion. ACTS 8 says this about itself:  The Acts8 Moment is a Missionary Society made of lay and clergy members of the Episcopal Church.  Vision statement: Proclaiming Resurrection in The Episco...
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Great article... Much to ponder here, and I look forward to your book, and a future like you write about! 
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Lent 4B March 15, 2015
"Nicodemus had heard enough about what Jesus was up to in Jerusalem to make him think he ought to pay him a visit and find out more. On the other hand, as a VIP with a big theological reputation to uphold, he decided it might be just as well to pay it at ni...
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I am the Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Texas
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  • Episcopal Diocese of Texas
    Bishop Diocesan, 2008 - present
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Houston, Texas
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Met Jesus on a pilgrimage, still walking.
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  • Virginia Theological Seminary
    MDiv
  • University of North Texas
    BFA: Painting and Drawing
  • Westchester High School
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