Bishop George R. Sumner
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The mission of the church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ
Bishop George Sumner oversees pastoral and administrative needs throughout the diocese. He is responsible for pastoral care to clergy and their families, meeting congregational needs and diocesan-wide strategy. He is a chief pastor for more than 32,000 Episcopalians, 200 clergy and 100 congregations, schools and institutions. He was elected the 7th Bishop in 2015.
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We cannot understand God giving the Law to Moses and his people Israel without remembering the context. And that is: the original plan did not work out. God’s creation failed to do what he had set it out to do, principally through human sin—the rebellion in the garden. (I suspect there are additional reasons, hinted at by the “rule” assumed by the sun and moon in Genesis chapter 1 and by the discovery in chapter 2 that “it is not good” for there to be a sole, lone human. But in any event, human sin is major in creation’s falling-short.)