Bishop John Shelby Spong ~ June 16, 1931 – September 12, 2021
Bishop Spong provided a much needed place for those of us who did not connect with traditional theology. We love you Bishop Spong. You will be missed! Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s, Morristown, NJ and at St. Paul’s, Richmond, VA. Dates and times will be announced as soon as they are available

Asilomar Beach

My eyes cut a sliver of the lighted moon for your glory

I watch the darkness clear the sky for stars

Standing in the silent sound of your name

I claim this sand for your kingdom

By listening to the sea

I translate a declaration of your dominion over it.


No flagstaff other than my foot

No plate of bronze but my sunset-shining face

Just because I’ve been this way

Yours is the kingdom, the power, the glory


July 1981

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