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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.”
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
Sep
3

On being ‘spiritual, not religious’

There is indeed a waiting that is a listening, yet the path to spiritual flourishing proceeds upward.
Aug
31

Why be an Anglican?

William writes: “Might you have some encouraging words for someone who is recently converted to Anglicanism / Episcopalianism — who does not want to join ACNA, AMiA, or, for example, the Reformed Episcopal Church — who wants to enter TEC but is frightened because of its current, tragic state?”
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
9

Demons are beloved; you’re not

One does not "listen deeply" to those in the same category as child murderers and terrorists.
Oct
11

Polity politics or the rule of law?

A Response to Bishop Whalon
Sep
1

Authority and invisible activities

For the last several years, it has been my habit to keep abreast of news in the Roman Catholic community for what may be obvious reasons: they are the largest organized Christian body in the world, and what they do and don’t do, what they say and don’t say, inevitably affects our our work and witness.
Jul
22

Pathways to women’s ordination

If it be asked of me why I affirm women’s ordination I’m afraid my answer must turn first of all to my history and not to a revelation. I was raised Pentecostal, and in most Pentecostal churches, continuing the Holiness legacy, women are and have been ordained. (Indeed, it is worth adding, they have been doing so for much longer than The Episcopal Church. The reason it is worth noting is because it...
Nov
16

The Anglican Covenant

The Anglican Covenant, centering on mutual commitment, is intended to secure the future of the Communion as one body. The Covenant is the only credible proposal that I am aware of to help hold this family of churches together.

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