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Daniel Martins

The Rt. Rev. Daniel Martins is retired Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield in the Episcopal Church.

The Gospel, Public Policy, and Coercion

The 81st General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be called to order on June 23. As always, it will consider a number of...

From the Archives: A Third Article Reflection

In the wake of Holy Spirit's coming at Pentecost, I have turned to our archives to present various reflections on the third person of...

On the Seasonality of Vocation

Perhaps the most widely popular of St. John Henry Newman’s writings is the poem that became a hymn text: “Lead, Kindly Light” (composed during...

Hodie: A Marriage of Poetry and Music

One of the bits of personal spiritual hygiene that I have practiced for several years is, sometime during the Twelve Days of Christmas, to...

Remembering Life’s Journey

I have not seen the movie Barbie, and most likely never will. But I have two daughters who, when they were of an age that...

Dealing with the Detritus of General Convention, 2003

By Daniel Martins At the annual convention of the Diocese of San Joaquin in 2002, there were eight candidates for four clergy deputy positions to...

Of Canons and Hymns

By Daniel Martins During my education at a decidedly non-liturgical Christian liberal arts college in the early 1970s, because I was a music major, I...

Lent Is Preparation for the Great Vigil of Easter

By Daniel Martins While the season of Lent is multifaceted, it can never be fully or properly understood apart from its connection to the sacrament...

He Shall Give His Angels Charge Over You

All three of my children are alums of Sewanee: The University of the South. There’s a pious tradition on that “holy mountain” of tapping...

To Touch the Face of God

By Daniel Martins My parents were not particularly musical. Neither played an instrument, and the only organized singing they ever did was when my mother...