Bishop Minns Letters

Ad Clerum on Deaths of Despair from Bishop Martyn Minns Website Admini… Tue, 11/16/2021 - 15:56
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Deaths of Despair are an increasing problem in the United States and abroad. Too many choose to end their life when they feel the weight of the world closing in around them. So, how are we to deal with this phenomenon as the Church? How do we meet this despair with the love of God?
Ad Clerum on Preaching from Bishop Martyn Minns Website Admini… Thu, 11/11/2021 - 11:03
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"Good preaching starts on our knees as we listen to the Spirit of God. This leads us, through our study, to a confident proclamation of the Word of God, with the sure expectation that God will speak through that proclamation to the hearts and minds of those present – beginning with the preacher! Preaching is a holy moment and deserves our very best effort and most fervent prayers."
Ad Clerum on Miracles from Bishop Martyn Minns Website Admini… Thu, 11/04/2021 - 07:42
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Miracles are often something we associate with the past, but God is still active today, making the impossible possible in our lives.
Ad Clerum on Grandparents from Bishop Martyn Minns Website Admini… Fri, 10/22/2021 - 08:29
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The role of grandparent continues to play an important part of our family cultures and human development. An while we here in America might not revere our elders as much as other cultures around the globe, almost all of us have stories to tell about the impact that our grandparents had on our life.
Ad Clerum on Hidden Lives from Bishop Martyn Minns Website Admini… Thu, 10/14/2021 - 15:41
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No-one is meant to be hidden in the kingdom of God. Each and every person is valuable, and we have a responsibility to see them.
Ad Clerum on Jewish Roots from Bishop Martyn Minns Website Admini… Wed, 09/29/2021 - 11:52
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I am convinced that as secularist creeds continue to challenge traditional Christian teaching, we need to reclaim “the faith that was once and for delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3), and a good beginning would be to recover our Jewish roots.

Ad Clerum on Evangelism from Bishop Martyn Minns

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Personal evangelism is not something that comes easily for me. While I know that it is a great privilege, an essential task for the church, and that there is great rejoicing in heaven when one sinner repents, I am still something of a reluctant evangelist. I am, however, married to one of the world’s most effective evangelists! Angela is able to move from an opening greeting with a perfect stranger to an in-depth conversation about personal faith in no time, and many of these interactions conclude with prayer. Through her example and encouragement, I have begun to make some headway.

Ad Clerum on Good Grief from Bishop Martyn Minns

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Grief is the natural way that we deal with loss – the loss of loved ones, loss of a home or a job or a church. Grief affects every part of our being – our mind, body, and spirit. It must never be seen as a sign of faithlessness or immaturity. Grief affects us all differently and takes a different trajectory for each situation.

Ad Clerum on Patriotism from Bishop Martyn Minns

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"While I recognize that the US is far from perfect and has much in its history from which we must learn, I am proud to be an American – with a British accent! Patriotism has become a contentious topic in recent years. Extreme views are promulgated with divisive ferocity, and as a result some now suggest that patriotism itself should be renounced or at least kept well hidden. I disagree, and I am in good company with a man familiar to most of you – Clive Staples Lewis."