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I am Matt Gunter, 8th Bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac, the Episcopal Church in Northeast WI
I am Matt Gunter, 8th Bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac, the Episcopal Church in Northeast WI

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A Radical Centrist Manifesto (2017) II: Not a Mid-point on a Spectrum
II. What it is Not, Part 2: Not a Mid-point on a Spectrum To
be a radical centrist as I mean it does not mean trying to locate oneself at
some mid-point of an imagined right-left spectrum. The idea of such a spectrum along which everything must be placed as...

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A Radical Centrist Manifesto (2017) I
Introduction Once,
while sitting in the back of a class in seminary, I turned to a friend and
said, “I’m a radical centrist.” At the time, I was mostly just amused by the
oxymoronic irony of the phrase. But, upon reflection, I have come to appreciate
the te...

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The mind on the Spirit is life and peace
Last
week I posted on this blog a letter Regarding Terrorism and Refugees that I
wrote over a year ago to the Diocese of Fond du Lac: Regarding Terrorism and Refugees . In
my 20’s, I was on the board of a pro-life organization in Bloomington, IN. – not
beca...

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Regarding Terrorism and Refugees
I made this statement over a year ago. I still believe it is the more faithful way. Statement from
Bishop Matt Gunter to the Diocese of Fond du Lac Regarding
Terrorism and Refugees [November 20,
2015] The recent
attacks in Baghdad, Beirut, and Paris have co...

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Top 10 Posts of 2016
Here
are the ten posts that received the most attention in 2016. Three had to do
with things Anglican/Episcopal. The other seven are each from the series on
mercy and delight that was my main focus on the blog for the second half of the
year. That whole ser...

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Delight – Don't Forget About Delight, a Reading List
I've been posting regular thoughts and quotes on
delight which, along with mercy, I think is at the heart of the Christian and message of God's grace and love and how we should live in light of that grace and love. I expect to occasionally
post more on the ...

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Mercy – A Booklist
I've been posting regular thoughts and quotes on mercy which I think is at the heart of the life and message Jesus Christ and what it means to be a Christian, a Jesus-follower. I expect to occasionally post more on the topic, but I am going to take a break ...

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Mercy – Vulnerable in Love
“To read the
biblical narratives is to encounter a God who is, first of all, love (1 John
4:8). Love involves a willingness to put oneself at risk, and God is in fact
vulnerable in love, vulnerable even to great suffering. God’s self-revelation
is Jesus Chr...

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Delight – God's Yes
I
heard a radio interview once in which John Lennon, the former Beatle, recalled how
he met Yoko Ono. He had been invited by friend to a conceptual art show. He
found one piece of the exhibit particularly intriguing. It was a step ladder
that led to a magni...

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Mercy – Greater love has no one than this
Greater
love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. –
Jesus (John 15:13) Indeed,
rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person
someone might actually dare to die. But God proves his love for us in th...
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