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Feb
10

On bishops being bishops

(Presiding and otherwise)
Jan
25

A hermeneutic of ecumenism

Today is the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, the complementary bookend to the Confession of St. Peter, which was a week ago. This eight-day period each January is known as the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
Oct
15

Reading a sign of the times

For starters, it's a $17 hamburger. That alone merits at least a raised eyebrow.
May
24

St. Paul and the Presiding Bishop

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, delivered a sermon on May 12, the Seventh Sunday of Easter, at All Saints Church in Steenrijk, Curaçao, which is in the Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Venezuela. The first reading for that day was from Acts 16, which recounts the experience Paul and Silas had in Philippi, where they cast out a demon from a...
Jan
7

‘Lord, make me hurt more’

On Christian unity
Dec
16

Pointing to Jesus

Towards understanding the Newtown massacre
Nov
16

A bridge not far enough

The Presiding Bishop has released a pastoral letter to the people of the Diocese of South Carolina. If one wishes to see an olive branch in her words, I believe there is one there to be seen. The first and last paragraphs tilt in a conciliatory direction … or at least give it a glance. And Bishop Katharine’s writing is usually nothing if not clear, which is a virtue in itself. Inasmuch as its...
Nov
15

For the Love of God

This post is an exercise in futility. So why bother? Because it is sometimes in such moments when truth can be most clearly spoken. There is nothing to lose in being direct, and nothing to gain by being subtle. The Episcopal Church in the Diocese of South Carolina has been “a thing” for some years now. The overwhelming majority in the diocese have been dismayed at a succession of decisions and...
Nov
7

Justin Welby: A TLC interview

“I would like to be known, in headlines or otherwise, as a bishop who cared about God and cared about the people.”
Jul
22

The Lord’s Day (VIII Pentecost)

With a tailwind, it’s nearly two hours shorter than the westbound trip. On the clock, we landed at O’Hare two hours before we took off in Tokyo!
Jul
20

Friday

Twenty-four of the thirty-eight provinces of the Anglican Communion are represented here, twelve by their primate, with a total of 92 in attendance — mostly bishops and priests.
Jul
19

Thursday

We apologized for the long pattern of damage done to the wider communion by our own church, most recently at least week’s General Convention, and shared the “Indianapolis Statement” minority report.
Jul
18

Wednesday

The Nigerian church is on the front lines of the encounter with militant Islam. Many Christians there are, at any moment, in danger of losing life or property. So they cannot afford flabby troops. Neither can we, actually, but we haven’t completely figured that out yet.
Jul
17

Tuesday

I think I already knew this subliminally, but the prevailing sense in the Global South (a term that might be morphing into Global Majority) is that they were hoodwinked by seminaries in the “first world” countries that evangelized them 200 years ago, and to which they have been sending a steady stream of ordinands until fairly recently.

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