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31

Feb. 17 TLC posted

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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.
Jan
17

Feb. 3 TLC posted

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Jan
8

‘Bearing with One Another in Love’

Toward Reconciliation in South Carolina
Jan
7

‘Lord, make me hurt more’

On Christian unity
Jan
3

Jan. 20 TLC posted

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Dec
21

Jan. 6 TLC posted

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Dec
16

Pointing to Jesus

Towards understanding the Newtown massacre
Dec
16

Dare we light the pink candle?

Proclaiming joy in the midst of tragedy
Dec
16

Actors and preachers

By Fleming Rutledge. Christian ministry means living with the anguish and the inexplicability of this mortal life, not reaching too quickly for easy answers.
Dec
6

New TLC posted

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Dec
6

It’s not just +Mark

We look like our political parties. That’s no accident. We live in two worlds and as we spend more time in society and ‘culture’ as we do in the Kingdom: the world seems to triumph.
Dec
5

+Lawrence: ‘So we move on’

“It is the Presiding Bishop’s crossing of the T and dotting of the I — for their paperwork, not my life.”
Dec
5

PB removes Bp. Lawrence

Bishop Mark Lawrence is “removed from the Ordained Ministry” of the Episcopal Church “for causes that do not affect his moral character.”
Dec
5

SW Virginia nominates four

Nominees include the Bishop of Waiapu, Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Dec
3

Cantuar: Seeing the face of Jesus

“The glory of the future can be seen from time to time in lives that are fully turned to the face of Jesus.”
Nov
28

On the rite of reconciliation

Is absolution conditioned upon the sincerity of the one seeking reconciliation? Are there occasions in which absolution should be withheld?
Nov
27

‘Restore good order’

Three leaders of the Anglican Communion Institute have issued an open letter to the House of Bishops.
Nov
26

We’re the us we’ve been waiting for

Clearly the 21st-century Church is in crisis. Too many syllables render innumerable adults incapable of understanding the plain-sense meaning of words. We are here to help.
Nov
21

Paging Archbishop Ntahoturi

The Archbishop of Burundi, as an expert in reconciliation, could help defuse tensions in South Carolina.
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
16

December 2 TLC posted

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Nov
15

A Lenten opportunity

A TLC editorial
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
14

Charges grieve several bishops

Bishops of Communion Partners “call upon all concerned to seek a non-juridical solution to these difficult matters.”
Nov
11

Mission & the Daily Office II

In my previous post on this topic I addressed how, in our post-Christian context, the Office can serve to renew the catechumenate and foster discipleship. In this one I want to point out how this can relate to the issue — rather obsessively pushed by some in TEC in recent times — of Communion Regardless of Faith and Baptism. I use this phrase because it gets beyond the spin we get talking only...
Nov
8

Prayers for Bishop Justin Welby

Dr. Welby is an experienced executive and manager. He’s a man of courage who has narrowly escaped danger in visits to northern Nigeria fairly recently. He and his wife have experienced personal tragedy in the loss of a child in a car wreck. He is approachable and down to earth.
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.”
Nov
5

‘Be disciples today’

Archbishop of Canterbury: “God expects us to be disciples today, not the day after tomorrow.”
Nov
2

Nashotah honors Met. Hilarion

By Steve Waring: On receiving St. Tikhon's chasuble, Metropolitan Hilarion looked like a beaming young boy on Christmas morning.
Nov
2

November 18 TLC posted

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Nov
2

ACC: time to retool?

Members of the Anglican Consultative Council reflect on the present and future of the Instruments of Communion.
Oct
31

Dumbing abandonment down

By Mark McCall: “The larger question is whether South Carolina intended to leave the Episcopal Church by these acts. The answer quite obviously is no.”
Oct
30

Abp. Williams at Vatican synod

“All contemplating of God presupposes God’s own absorbed and joyful knowing of himself and gazing upon himself in the trinitarian life.”
Oct
26

Mourdock, rape, and Christian hope

Is rape "something that God intended to happen"?
Oct
26

Uruguayans appeal to committee

The Anglican Communion’s Standing Committee has decided to convene a subgroup to consider next steps.
Oct
25

Several primates support +Lawrence

Global South letter: “We all want to assure you and the Diocese of South Carolina of our continuing prayers and support.”
Oct
19

Why we should dress up for church

If we notice the importance of particular meals in our daily lives (Thanksgiving, birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas [!]), ought we not remember the Last Supper in the same way?
Oct
19

November 4 TLC posted

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Oct
11

Polity politics or the rule of law?

A Response to Bishop Whalon

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