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Jul
3

Ordered administration

By Cheryl White. The diocese has been the organizational framework for the life of the Church throughout the ages.
Jun
29

Spiritual geographic

We need to ask smaller dioceses present us with a problem to be solved or a parabolic challenge to be answered.
Jun
20

12 theses on bishops’ ministry

The role of bishops now itself a part of the struggle for the Episcopal Church’s faithful mission.
Jun
19

A pioneer for Anglican unity

By Peter M. Doll. If the ardent spirits of youth brought Henry Caswall to America, a more mature Romanticism later channeled them into a hopeful vision of a worldwide communion of Anglican churches.
Jun
6

One use

By John C. Bauerschmidt. “All the whole realm shall have but one use”: with this phrase the preface of the first Book of Common Prayer marked the end of the old liturgical regime that had prevailed in England in the Middle Ages, with various liturgical “uses” prevailing in different dioceses, religious orders, and cathedral churches, and the establishment of one use throughout England, authorized by Parliament and enforced by the power of the Crown.
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.
May
25

Our political captivity

General Convention’s structure has slavishly copied in ecclesial ink the politics and legislative processes of American culture.
May
21

Checks and balances

By Derek Olsen. How should we consider the roles and responsibilities of the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies — historically, theologically, and canonically?
May
14

The message of the mission

By Thomas Ferguson. Budgets are often understood as extensions of ideological understandings of the nature and role of an institution. In the church, they evidence the ways in which we shape, incarnate, and give emphasis to how we are called to carry out God’s mission entrusted to us.
May
8

General Convention’s roles

By Timothy E. Kimbrough. The Episcopal Church as custodian, steward, mission source, and town hall.
May
4

Orderly Counsel introduction

Essays in Advance of General Convention 2012

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