Bishop's Blog Archive


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Responding to the Delta Variant Surge ©

Dear friends, our uncompromising mission remains to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” With this holy calling comes the obligation to be disciples of Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul reminds us... “Do nothing from ...

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Way, Way Back to the Future – Envisioning a New Spring (Part 3) ©

On June 21, at the 2021 annual meeting of the Central Texas Conference (CTC), I delivered what I believe will be my last episcopal address to the CTC – “Way, Way Back to the Future: Envisioning a New Spring,” I have been sharing a printed version ...

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Way, Way Back to the Future - Envisioning a New Spring (Pt 2) ©

On June 21, at our recently concluded annual meeting of the Central Texas Conference (CTC), I delivered what I believe will be my last episcopal address to the CTC – “Way, Way Back to the Future: Envisioning a New Spring,” I am sharing a printed ...

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It’s Time to Reopen – Guided by Faith Not Driven by Fear ©

Today, we put the finishing touches on what I hope will be my final video on the COVID-19 pandemic (see video below). Throughout the pandemic, we have remained committed to the understanding that we are to be “Guided by Faith, Not Driven by Fear.”  ...

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A Message for Lent 2021

In this time of chaos and confusion caused by COVID-19 and, most recently, by the dangerous winter weather conditions throughout Texas that have left many without power, heat and/or water, many find it difficult to know how to best move, much less ...

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Entering a New Year ©

Bishop Lowry states it succinctly and well when he opens his New Year’s message to the conference with “Thank God 2020 is over!” With our sigh of relief that we have begun a New Year, it is good to remember that we have hope and joy in the coming ...

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Light in the Darkness: An Advent Invitation ©

An Advent video message from Bishop Lowry is available for viewing and sharing at the end of this post.  The people walking in darkness have seen a great light.     On those living in a pitch-dark land, light has dawned. (Isaiah 9:2 CEB) I love ...

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Moving Forward ©

A video message from Bishop Lowry is available at the end of this post.   So then, let’s work for the good of all whenever we have an opportunity, and especially for those in the household of faith. Let’s not get tired of doing good, because in time...

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A Commitment to Love Our Neighbors While Battling COVID-19 ©

A video message from Bishop Lowry on the CTC's response to the latest spike in COVID-19 across our conference, state and nation can be found at the end of this blog post. To download the video to share with your church or small group, go to the CTC's...

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Calling Clergy to Bridge Building ©

The response to COVID-19 varies throughout the conference – from district to district, county to county, family unit to family unit. The Be the Bridge Racial Reconciliation Training Seminar is an important and excellent opportunity for us to come ...

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Supporting Hurricane Laura Relief and Recovery Efforts ©

We are living in a time where we seem to be continually facing societal struggles that come at us at an almost blistering pace. Of course, there are all the ongoing and ever changing (yet seemingly never-changing) issues related to the COVID-19 ...

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A Statement Regarding a Virtual Meeting of AC20 ©

After His resurrection, Jesus met with his disciples and, just before being lifted up to heaven, gave them the instructions found in Acts 1:8 “…8  you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” These ...

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Words of Thanks, Admiration and Perseverance ©

In his latest video message to the CTC, Bishop Lowry, having recently returned to Lone Star State after taking a few weeks to go and play the role of Papa with his grandkids, shares words of admiration and thanks to the clergy and lay leadership who...