August 10, 2018
A WORD OF THANKS
newSpin, the newsletter
August 10, 2018 – Bill Lewellis
This newsletter began in 2006 in the information vacuum following the end of Diocesan Life, our diocesan newspaper of nearly 30 years, while I was on diocesan staff. It included news and spin of the Diocese of Bethlehem, the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.
Some time after my 2010 retirement, I modified newSpin as a personal project, stating that the views expressed, implied or inferred in its items or links did not represent the official view of the Diocese of Bethlehem. It turned into a newsletter about the intersection of religion, culture and politics.
The "S" in the middle of newSpin signaled that some items were newS while others were Spin and others, of course, were both. I suggested that Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Paul spun "the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God" (Mark 1:1) and that we continue to spin good news as we experience and dance with the Risen Lord.
Over the past two months, I have not published a newSpin newsletter. Chalk it up to vacation and medical issues. Putting the newsletter together also required more energy than this retired priest has had. All of that and our upcoming transition with a new bishop present a good time to bring the curtain down on newSpin.
I am grateful to those of you who have read my offerings and have encouraged me in this thoroughly enjoyable endeavor.
My Facebook blog will continue. If you are a Facebook user, you may request to "friend" me on Facebook or send a note to [email protected]. My interactive blog does not ordinarily include news or spin about the Diocese of Bethlehem. For that, I encourage you to join "Bethlehem Episcopalians" on Facebook and look for a diocesan newsletter. If you have been receiving a diocesan newsletter, you will continue to receive information edited by Megan Dembi.
Once again, and finally, thank you. May you be blessed with the many for whom you have been a blessing. May you experience God's overwhelming love and good surprises. Remember blessings find their way.
Bill Lewellis, Diocese of Bethlehem, retired
Communication Minister/Editor (1986-2010), Canon Theologian (1998-)
[email protected] – (c)610-393-1833
Be attentive. Be intelligent. Be reasonable. Be responsible.
Be in Love. And, if necessary, change. [Bernard Lonergan]