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Michael Curry

Revival Rocks the Arena

More than 2,000 people, plus an online audience, joined Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in his last revival in that role. Applause, laugher, and cheers punctuated his sermon.

Curry Exudes Optimism & Good Health

“Don’t you worry about this church. Don’t you weep, and don’t you moan. Just roll up your sleeves and let’s get to work.”

‘Needful for This New Time’

“I think I was elected to help the church to reclaim our faith in Jesus Christ — to see Jesus of Nazareth and his way of love as the defining paradigm for what it means to be a Christian, and to not be apologetic about that.”

Michael Loves Deeply

I did not anticipate early morning FaceTime conversations about the Buffalo Bills and America’s Got Talent, or the relative merits of various brands of hot sauce.

‘Preach the Gospel’

He made the sign of the cross on my forehead, held his hands on my head and offered an earnest prayer. He said “Amen” in that deep, rich voice, and then looked me in the eyes and said, “Now go preach the gospel, my brother.”

Curry Tribute: The ‘Small Chapel Wedding’

There is a joy in him that reminds me of other great faith leaders, like Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You cannot be with Bishop Michael without a smile making its way across your face.

Curry Tribute: Thank God for This Life-Giving Extrovert

I am glad Bishop Curry breathed more life into the lungs of a church that has sometimes struggled with its identity.

Curry Tribute: A Genuine Pastor

Bishop Curry’s accomplishments, inspirational sermons, sage wisdom, and steady urging to follow in the ways of Jesus are already filling books on our shelves.

Curry Tribute: A Gracious Heart

In his presence and actions, he was demonstrating, as he said earlier that day in his dynamic sermon, that “Jesus turns the world upside down.”

Curry Tribute: A Beacon of Light and Life

Bishop Curry has a deep and wide-ranging giftedness — of passion for the gospel, justice among people and peoples, and collegiality — which has been honed over 45 years of ordained ministry.

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