Episcopalians believe that voting matters. Participation in our democracy is a civic and Christian duty. It is the moment when "we the people" take responsibility for those who govern us. Please do find the time today to vote.
Tonight we will learn the results of the election. We have an obligation to remember we are in a diverse community. Feelings run deep; and we have an obligation to be appropriately sensitive to the feelings of those who do not share our vantage point. Let us live into this moment offering a Christian witness to the possibility of living in community with different viewpoints.
Finally, last night, we had a Bowers' Evening with the Rev. Dr. Barney Hawkins at the Deanery. It was a rich and interesting evening. Dr. Hawkins really does have a philosophy of preaching; and in the discussion, he shaped and framed the role and nature of preaching quite brilliantly. Tomorrow night, there will be the Bowers' Lecture. This will be worth attending.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President