The Diocese of Chicago devotes itself to three simple goals: Grow the Church. Form the faithful. Change the world.
Bishop Lee's Sermons
Diocesan Convention Sermon 2013
Change. Our scriptures today hold before us a dazzling image of God at work to create new heavens and a new earth, that God is making all things -- us included -- unimaginably new. Our friend on Grey's Anatomy deftly sums it up the way physicists and other scientists do -- the one and only constant in all of physical reality is change and all that is up to us is how we will experience change, what we would call theologically the gift of human free will. To change or not change is a moot point: look in the mirror, listen to the news, walk down the street.
Agents of Advent
Bishop Lee's preached at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Evanston on December 16, 2012, two days after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Read his sermon.
Diocesan Convention Sermon 2012
Read Bishop Lee's 2012 convention sermon, titled "Fierce Shepherd."
The Great Awakening
Diocesan Convention Sermon
Living Under Water, Orthodox and Practical: November 19, 2011
Bishop Lee's Speeches
Diocesan Convention Address 2013
Read Bishop Lee's address to the 176th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago, November 22-23, 2013 in Lombard, Ill.
Remarks to the House of Bishops: Loss and Possibility
On September 24, 2013, Bishop Lee spoke to the Episcopal Church's House of Bishops on loss and possibility.
Bishop Lee's Reunification Convention Sermon
Diocesan Convention 2012
The Conversation is the Relationship: Bishop's Address, November 17, 2012
Diocesan Convention 2011
This Little Light: Diocesan Convention Annual Address, November 18, 2011 (.pdf)
At the Table of God's Delight
Bishop Lee gave a presentation on October 12 at a consultation in Durban, South Africa sponsored by the Univeristy of KwaZulu-Natal and the Chicago Consultation:
"The decisions we have made as a church, in moving toward the full inclusion of all people in our sacramental life, flow not from political correctness, nor from increasingly elastic social norms, nor from an “anything goes” attitude toward sin, but precisely from a profound engagement with the central matters of the Christian faith, beginning with contemplation of the Trinity itself."