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Jul
26

Comedy as commentary: What is truth?

Comedy as commentary: What is truth? Comedy has moved far past slapstick, and instead wishes to call forth something deeper within the mind, body, and soul.
Jul
25

Driving while black: On transformative police encounters

Driving while black: On transformative police encounters We need to have a national conversation about the treatment of African Americans at the hands of the police.
Jul
21

Listening to the cicadas

Listening to the cicadas Cicadas, like everything else, have a divine origin: “All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being” (John 1:3).
Jul
20

Calling the shots

Calling the shots I don’t believe that doctrine should be legislated, period. This was once a fairly common view in Anglican circles.
Jul
19

Only the dumb ones go into parish ministry

Only the dumb ones go into parish ministry I am not sure what seminaries intend to train people to do these days, but I am convinced that it has very little to do with actually running a church.
Jul
18

Dispatch from a white priest in Dallas

Dispatch from a white priest in Dallas Like many people, I feel a sense of foreboding about what is coming on our nation and our world.
Jul
16

Gathering the fruit, July 16: Pokémon GO in a tumultuous week

Gathering the fruit, July 16: Pokémon GO in a tumultuous week The world seems to be crumbling around us this summer, and a lot of us remain distracted and completely unable to summon the political will to do anything.
Jul
15

A sacred conversation on race: Speaking the Word of peace

A sacred conversation on race: Speaking the Word of peace The Church’s members very often cannot tell the difference between the Church’s message and that of some other community.
Jul
14

A sacred conversation on race: Genesis and context

A sacred conversation on race: Genesis and context “A Sacred Conversation on Race” was born out of admitting that we, the baptized, do in fact experience racial enmity.
Jul
14

Orlando travesty

Orlando travesty The travesty of the predominant Orlando narrative is devastating because it questions many peoples' real charitable motives in the aftermath.
Jul
13

Things Episcopalians say (4): ‘Jesus never …’

Things Episcopalians say (4): ‘Jesus never …’ This is an equal-opportunity meme. Everyone is indicted, save for Jesus.
Jul
12

Ever crucified

Ever crucified The other day my son said to my wife, “Talk about Jesus.”
Jul
11

Hope in the midst of evil

Hope in the midst of evil One word has kept coming into my mind since the shootings, which we don't hear from many Episcopal pulpits: "demonic."
Jul
10

Miscarriage, barrenness, and the sacrament of marriage in the Anglican Church of Canada

Miscarriage, barrenness, and the sacrament of marriage in the Anglican Church of Canada Is marriage God's “pastoral response” to our hurt and suffering?
Jul
9

Gathering the fruit, July 9: This violent season

Gathering the fruit, July 9: This violent season Sometimes our silence and lack of action result from complete horror or rage, but sometimes, both are a result of our privileged position.
Jul
8

Thanksgiving, remembrance, and the ‘whole Christ’ in the Psalms

Thanksgiving, remembrance, and the ‘whole Christ’ in the Psalms Do the historical psalms simply retell stories we read in a more gripping form in the Pentateuch and elsewhere?
Jul
7

Eschew liturgical idiosyncrasy

Eschew liturgical idiosyncrasy When does a desire for liturgical diversity become merely an excuse for anarchy and personal preference?
Jul
6

Praying off-center with W.H. Auden

Praying off-center with W.H. Auden I may not solve the world’s problems, but I can pray if I am attentive and open to interruptions.
Jul
4

An earthly and a heavenly citizen

An earthly and a heavenly citizen Far be it from us “to glory, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to us, and us to the world” (Gal. 6:14).
Jul
2

‘Sarah’

We are publishing four paintings by Silvia Dimitrova and four poems by Bishop Graham Kings. Today's: "Sarah."

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