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Mar
17

Dear Church

Katelyn Beaty writes: “You might think I’m writing to throw my lot in with your strongest defenders. After all, I’ve faithfully attended one of your high-church Anglican iterations for seven years, watching with disdain as peers hop from building to building, seeking an ‘awesome’ and ‘powerful’ worship experience (and attractive members of the opposite sex). Instead, I’m writing to apologize.”
Feb
10

On bishops being bishops

(Presiding and otherwise)
Feb
1

Learning new ecclesial languages

It is not easy to be immersed in other Christian traditions, but it might just heal the Church.
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.
Jan
24

Do not skew the PB slate

Let’s have no attempts to disrupt the field before a slate appears.
Dec
20

Building faith that will last

Matt Marino writes: “All branches of the American church have a problem retaining young adults.”
Dec
19

Fame is fleeting

Phil Robertson occupies a lonely spot in pop-culture tempests now that A&E has booted the patriarch of the Duck Commander empire from his own family’s TV series.
Dec
8

Polity ‘primer’: ACI’s response

The identity of those preparing this primer — most have participated as counsel or witnesses or have been listed as potential witnesses in the various lawsuits — makes obvious that the primary purpose of this document is its perceived usefulness in litigation.
Dec
3

The American Calvinist

Truly, he is no poet / but clearly he doesn’t know it / and his tedious rhymes / continue / line after line after line.
Dec
1

An Advent devotion

Revelation is always disorienting. The finite cannot comprehend the infinite.
Nov
22

Perfect happiness

Marriage is a very good thing, perhaps the best of the things that belong to this world alone, but it not the best of all things. And I think that for the sake of Christian marriages everywhere, facing this truth is actually a tremendous blessing.
Nov
3

Trunk or Treat at St. Mary’s

We didn’t see our rector anywhere, but there was a wizard standing out on the street corner, waving his wand and generally carrying on, who looked curiously like him.
Oct
31

Defending Reformation feast days

If we truly anguish over the Church, then let us beat our breasts, rend our clothes, and sign our foreheads with ashes. The cry and the lament of Reformation should move us to nothing if not these.
Oct
28

After Quincy

Rethinking the purpose of our common life

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