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Aug
1

Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

How worship with the saints reflects to us the image of God
Jul
26

Fond du Lac nominates three

Diocese in northeast Wisconsin will elect its eighth bishop Oct. 19.
Jul
24

Some theses on ‘political theology’

If education does not produce a profound sense of one’s own finitude, then one deserves to hear only the judgment of God: ‘Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?’ (Job 38:2)
Jul
20

TLC 247/3 online

The Aug. 4 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers
Jul
18

A response to Ephraim Radner

Arguing about the rightness of same-sex marriage distracts us from our theological task, and is the least fruitful way to cultivate the virtue of Christian community.
Jul
18

Same-sex marriage is still wrong

And it’s getting wronger every day
Jul
15

No room for you

As adopted sinners, saved by grace, we are stuck with each other, and there’s no place on earth we can find where we can avoid the company of the baptized, even if we disapprove of their manner of life.
Jul
9

Demons are beloved; you’re not

One does not "listen deeply" to those in the same category as child murderers and terrorists.
Jul
9

Doing theology as a bishop

Doing theology as a bishop, as well as writing it, often turns out to be exhilarating.
Jul
8

What is Anglican monasticism?

I’ve heard you mention monasticism on your blog several times, and I was wondering if you knew of any traditionalist/conservative Anglican monasteries either in the US or in the Church of England?
Jul
8

The Hail Mary and Corpus Christi

Derek writes: 1.) What is doctrinally wrong with the Hail Mary in regards to asking for prayer? How is it different than me asking you for the same? 2.) Why is Eucharistic Adoration frowned upon?
Jul
3

TLC 247/2 online

The July 21 edition of TLC is available online to registered subscribers.
Jul
2

Ambassadors for the Gospel

Whereas in the course of the progress of the reign of God it becomes necessary for the Church to dissolve the bonds which hinder it from assuming an equal station among the principalities and powers of the earth
Jun
26

Scandalum magnum

Bishops do not need to be given honorary doctorates. Bishops should only be given the crosier and the pectoral cross—and they should already possess the Prayer Book, the Bible, and a humble Christian piety which preaches the scandal of scandals: ‘Christ crucified’ (1 Cor. 1:23).
Jun
26

Corpus Christi sermon

I want to stop looking at all that stuff and start looking at Jesus
Jun
21

TLC 247/1 online

The July 7 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Jun
7

TLC 246/13 online

The latest edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
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...
May
24

TLC 246/12 online

The June 9 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
May
10

TLC 246/11 online

The May 26 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Apr
26

TLC 246/10 online

The May 12 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Apr
26

New Companion: 784 pages

The “Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion” explores every aspect of the Communion.
Apr
25

On Beauty

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. Surely in that verse we can see something of the vision of Isabella Stewart Gardner.
Apr
16

TLC 246/9 now online

The latest edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Apr
13

Keeping Easter in a world of change

My early formation as an Episcopalian was shaped to a large extent by the first person I ever felt confident in calling “my priest.” Among his many notable features, I learned much from the way he kept Easter. He would remind us Sunday after Sunday, from our Easter Vigil onwards, that we were still in the “great fifty days” and that Easter had not ended in any sense. Our celebration was ongoing....
Apr
10

Essay competition 2013

The Living Church is pleased to announce the fourth annual Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition.
Mar
29

TLC Vol. 246, No. 8, now online

TLC’s new home for its online edition is ready, and it’s time for readers to reset their passwords.
Mar
26

The enemies of the cross

“For many walk as enemies of the cross of Christ…” We have now entered Holy Week and have begun our intense contemplation of the passion and cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. The season of Lent is ending, but this reading from Philippians assigned for the Daily Office presses upon us precisely as our time of denial draws nearer to its appointed end, to its climax and completion in the Triduum. At...
Mar
15

Vol. 246, No. 7, online

The latest edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Mar
2

Return to your first love

I would like to think that we have not become so warped by our passions and by a reliance on our controversies to sustain our interest in one another, in Anglican forms of Christian faith, and, ultimately, in Christ. But I fear we may have. And so I must recall to us all, those resonant words from Christ: “I have this against you, that you have abandoned your first love.”
Feb
28

Vol. 246, No. 6, online

The latest edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Feb
28

Jo Bailey Wells to Lambeth

Very happy news, and can't think of a better person for the job.
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.
Feb
15

March 3 TLC posted

The March 3 edition of The Living Church is available online.
Feb
12

Augustinian brothers? Not so fast

Hard to believe the suggestion that Rowan and Benedict are anti-Thomists. But perhaps they did resist a contemporary “stripping of the altars.”
Feb
4

Note on the Collect for Candlemas

Metaphysics can indeed be confusing in this anti-metaphysical age, but it's hard to see how it is "helpful" to avoid it altogether.
Feb
1

+Welby and being a people of peace

Yes, there are important disagreements and issues at stake. Yes, there’s enough blame to go around. But let’s not compare each other to terrorists and schoolchildren-murderers. Let’s at least start there.
Jan
31

Mumford & friends

“Justin, of the 105 archbishops of Canterbury, five have been murdered. How does that make you feel?”
Jan
31

Feb. 17 TLC posted

The Feb. 17 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Jan
28

Re-thinking Charles the Martyr

Whatever it is, it is anti-puritanical. It is against the simplistic modern legal precisions (both Catholic and Protestant) and their tendency to sever the good and the beautiful from the true.

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