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Greetings and Welcome! It is often acknowledged that Holy Scripture contains much wisdom. Yet for many, the Bible remains a closed book. Why? Each will have his own answer. Often, stumbling blocks and preconceived notions exist that prevent us from offering fair consideration of this holy text. For many, the teachings on this site have helped to open the door to a new world view. This site has been created with the hope that in satisfying your curiosity, you will explore more fully, discover truth, and through the revelation of his Word, be drawn to trust God more completely.

The Teacher

Dr. John W. Howe became the third Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida on January 1, 1990. Dr. Howe earned a BA in philosophy, University of Connecticut, and a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School. He was awarded Doctor of Divinity degrees from Berkeley at Yale, The University of the South, Sewanee, and from Nashotah House, and earned his PhD from the Graduate Theological Foundation with studies at Oxford University. Bishop Howe has conducted preaching and teaching missions throughout the United States and in some 17 countries around the world. His publications include three books, two monographs, and numerous magazine articles. In 2020 he was received as a bishop in good standing in the Anglican Church in North America. His ministry continues today as Pastor of The Lake Of The Woods Church in Locust Grove, Virginia.

The Teachings

These teachings were originally delivered by Bishop John W. Howe when he was rector of Truro Episcopal Church in Fairfax, Virginia from 1976 to 1989, and in Central Florida from 1989 to 2012. We are adding to this collection with current teachings. The newly digitized lectures are posted online, regularly, as the project unfolds.

Listening Tips for Streaming

To listen to streaming audio, simple click on the appropriate link and allow for a brief (5-10 sec.) pause while the file loads. Clearly, streaming works best with an adequate wi-fi connection. Without wi-fi, files will load slowly and will take much longer. For this reason, many listeners prepare for their listening session(s) in advance by downloading select files directly to their (mobile) device while wi-fi is available. Thereafter, one may simply play files without regard to wi-fi connectivity. An endless variety of Bluetooth options are available to enhance the listening experience: earbuds, portable external speakers, or integration with automobile sound systems.

iPhones - Download Instructions:

iPhone users should install, in advance, an appropriate app as a repository to hold the targeted file(s) for downloading. "Pocket Files" is such an app and available through the App Store. Remember that downloading works best when your wi-fi signal is strong. Once Pocket Files is installed, users simply select the desired link for playback, but then "pause" actual playback so that the download process may be started. A tap of the Apple "share" button at the bottom of the screen will allow the clicked link to interact with other apps (including Pocket Files). The menu of apps will appear for your selection. Scroll and select "Pocket Files" (per example). Save the file to the "Imports" folder within Pocket Files. Please understand that it may take 60+ seconds to download an hour-long lecture, depending on wi-fi. Downloaded lectures will now be accessible through the Pocket Files app. The "Imports" folder will contain all downloaded files.

Other SmartPhones - Download Instructions:

To download files for offline listening, Android users simply long press the link of the desired track, and save file to the desired folder location on your phone. To play downloaded file, simply locate the file at its downloaded location and tap it to begin playback through the Android built-in media player.


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