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May
13

“You brood of vipers!” The lost art of denunciation

“You brood of vipers!” The lost art of denunciation We can go wrong by not preaching against things. Most preachers (and I include myself in this category) are cowards.
Mar
18

Wrestling with Christian pedagogy

Wrestling with Christian pedagogy Does the Church's method of teaching differ from that of the classroom?
Jan
6

For the joy of marriage

For the joy of marriage When Christian teaching about marriage focuses primarily on the brokenness and hard work of marriage, we are throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
Oct
27

The art of prayer

The art of prayer Prayer need not be elaborate to be powerful. Like art, prayer expresses the inner yearning of the human soul, and our souls reach out toward God as God reaches toward us.
Sep
8

Digital charity: creating a healthy online church community

Digital charity: creating a healthy online church community It’s a situation that is becoming more and more common: the parish rector maintains an active presence on Facebook and someone manages to become offended, perhaps at a very innocuous comment.
Jul
16

Tough medicine

The Covenant Seminar was just what I needed. Of course, the fellowship was delightful: to form new bonds of friendship and renew old ones is a valuable thing in itself. The beautiful setting, reverent worship, and time away from my parish all worked their medicinal effects.
Sep
10

John A. Thorpe

The Rev. John A. Thorpe grew up in Oklahoma as a self-proclaimed “Protestant mutt,” becoming an Episcopalian in his teenage years through St. Augustine’s, Tempe, Arizona, and Church of the Good Shepherd in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

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