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Feb
18

A meditation for Lent I

This brief meditation for the first Sunday in Lent was originally printed in the bulletin at my parish, Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.
Jun
4

A measuring rod

The canon of Scripture contains “all things necessary for salvation,” but it does not contain all things necessary for running the Church. This latter task is fulfilled by canon law.
Mar
27

Defending the bishops [updated]

Today Diarmaid MacCulloch’s writing has been shown to be selective, speculative, tendentious and agenda-ridden.
Mar
2

Anglicans and covenants: a very brief history

If the Church of England rejects the Anglican Covenant, how will it honor its ecumenical covenants? In 1964, the Church of England made covenanting central to its ecumenical endeavors; is it now abandoning that legacy? A historical review is necessary, for the Anglican Covenant is a historical document shaped by Anglican precedents.
Feb
17

+Robinson and an Elizabethan apocryphon

Queen Elizabeth I is reported to have stated that she did not wish to "make windows into men's souls." It is not uncommon for this piece of folk wisdom to be found in films such as Shekhar Shapur's 1998 Elizabeth.
Nov
10

‘Forceful’ fictions

Bishop Peter Selby, a member of the No Anglican Covenant Coalition, offered a paper that contained not only sloppy logic but also a rather curious mis-citation of the Covenant text.
Sep
10

Benjamin Guyer

Benjamin Guyer is a doctoral student in British history at the University of Kansas.

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