The Rev. Bollin M. Millner, Jr.
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Please follow this link to read my address to the 2013 Annual Meeting. Thank you!
The Rev. Bo Millner, Jr.
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PPS. Here is a picture of my cat. Her name is "Tica." She declined to attend the Pet Blessing! Her loss!!
PPS. Tica wanted me to post this for her.
Here is a picture of my human. He is not home nearly as often as he should be to take care of me. So if you see him, tell him to go home and take care of me, which is really what he is meant to do. -Tica
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The Six Marks of Discipleship
Lutheran pastor, Michael W. Foss, in his book Power Surge: Six Marks of Discipleship for a Changing Church tells us that Jesus calls all believers to become strong disciples. To live into this challenge Foss lists six disciplines:
- Daily Prayer (with intercession for others, for the world, for ourselves and with thanksgivings for all God’s blessings and for all things which draw us nearer to the love of God)
- Weekly Worship (in community with other members of the Church)
- Bible Reading (disciplined reading and study)
- Service (as the prophet Micah said, “What does the Lord require of us but to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with our God?”)
- Spiritual Friendships (people with whom we can share our faith and who can hold us accountable)
- Giving (principled giving of ourselves and our resources)
At Grace and Holy Trinity Church, we are encouraged to embrace the “Six Marks” as a part of our journey in faith!
Sharing the Faith (aka Evangelism)
Never forget... you are the only gospel that many people see. So, as you are out and about, seeking to share the faith with those you meet and to invite poeple to be a part of our church, you might find the following link helpful: http://www.ecusa.anglican/org/visitors_16976_ENG_HYM_htm?menupage=49678. It is from the newly designed website of the general (national) Episcopal Church.
Anglican Bishop N.T. Wright explains what is wrong with “Left Behind” theology and with the concept of “rapture”:
Anglican Bishop N.T. Wright critiques the Da Vinci Code:
Millennium Development Goals
In the summer of 2006 the General Convention of the Episcopal Church endorsed The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They are drawn from the action and targets contained in the Millennium Declaration that was adopted by 190 nations ((including the USA) and signed by 147 heads of state and governments during the UN Millennium Summit in September 2000. The eight Millennium Development Goals - which range from reducing extreme poverty by half to providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 20105 p form a practical. realistic plan agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.
Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
Goal 5: Improve maternal health
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
You can learn more about the United Nations at this address: http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/.
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