Margaret B. Gunness
Retired, Episcopal Priest
Gunness served as vicar of Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee,
from May 1999 to May 2001, after eight years as Rector of Christ Church
in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Prior to her ministry at Christ Church, Peggy
was a clergy member at Trinity Church in Boston and vicar and interim
rector at Christ Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She also spent a
year helping a small, yet growing inner-city parish in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
ordained in 1981 after study at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge.
Before entering seminary, she was a teacher and tutor of French and worked
in school admissions.
Exploring God's Love, Your Faith, and
searching for the God within just an excuse for narcissism?
Brief Insights on Spirituality and
Anchored in Prayer
The power of prayer is the power that comes to us when we realize that God can
be our point of reference in the midst of all the confusions of our daily lives...
in Love with God
Have you been able to let yourself fall back in love with God? Have
you dared to give your heart to him?...
Voice of God
In my understanding, one of the most significant things
that the very life of Christ indicates is God's full and irreversible
acceptance of us...
Is God Saying...
Consider this, that it is God who is acting on you--actively acting--through
the very existence of the earth itself...
What Do We Worship?
I believe that the remarkable progress of human society -
the progress of the human mind and spirit - is not of our doing...
Songs of Love
Both the gift and the burden of the Christian vocation is to love,
to love others into wholeness...
to Our Lives
Think about this: That you and I are created in the very image of
The Gift of Grace
How do we understand, how do we experience grace today?...
A Story Told to Me by
an Old Woman in a Nursing Home
The first thing I noticed about her is that she was so completely
at peace. So I asked her about it, and this is the story she told...
The Liberation of Forgiveness
So what does such forgiveness really mean, we may wonder, and what
Troubled by Doubt
Doubt is not something to hide or to be ashamed of or to run away
from, but rather it is something to be honored, something to take
notice of and to enter into fully...
and Loving Fully
The Dalai Lama, currently living in exile from his beautiful,
beloved land of Tibet, is reported to have given this instruction
to his people on the occasion of the new millennium...
for a Busy Day
In the midst of this most busy day,
I want to offer to you, most patient Spirit of God...
Sermons and Essays from the Clergy
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Walk With Jesus" February
"Crumbling Temples" November
"You Are Loved Unconditionally" May
Gifts of Doubt and Forgiveness" April
on a Rigorous Gospel" February
An Affirmation of Eternal Life"
January 7, 2001
"In Praise of Poverty"
November 12, 2000
"Three Pathways to Believing"
Do People Say That I Am?" September
and Drinking? The Bread and the Wine" August
Child, A Nation and Healing"
July 2, 2000
Alien or Full Citizen?"
June 4, 2000
May 14, 2000
Sunday --Two Processions"
April 16, 2000
October 31, 1999
Hidden Powers of Stewardship"
October 17, 1999
or Generosity?" September
FLASH! Jesus Challenged by Bold Caananite Woman"
and Tares Growing Together" July
Gift and the Burden of Love" June
Trinity as Creative Idea, Creative Energy, Creative Power"
Great Storyteller of the Great Story" May
First Sermon in a New Parish" May
Walking With Christ
What are you giving up for Lent this year?
What is your Lenten discipline? These are common questions in the season of Lent. ...
the Children... April
Today I'm writing this front page Chronicle article especially
for the children...
Get Together Sometime April
I often wish I were more of a Palm Pilot type. They always seem
so efficient and sophisticated, so on top of things...
for God March
The season of Lent seems so different from the other seasons in
the church calendar. In itself, it has a specific purpose to be
pursued and experienced daily...
Light and Darkness!!
February 4, 2001
Welcome to you all--visitors, seekers, parishioners--whoever you
are, wherever you've come from....
How quickly we enter into the season of Epiphany! Already it's January
7, the first Sunday of this season that lasts eight weeks this year
and takes us all the way to Lent...
on a New Year December
It's my turn to write now, for this, the last Chronicle of the year