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Sep
1

Star Wars, play, and story: priestly formation

Star Wars, play, and story: priestly formation There’s a distinction between playing the game and knowing the game. Being “right” about the nature of the Dark Side was important for how roleplaying worked, but it wasn’t the point of the game The point was doing the good, given the constraints of the story.
Aug
8

Teaching with power and love

For those who have been called to teaching, “we should not think it is sufficient for our salvation” if we shirk our duties in a time of theological malaise; it is not enough if we come up simply to the level of an “untaught crowd” (Bede, Homily 1.20). Make no mistake: the teachers of the Church will be judged for this turn.
Mar
25

TLC essay competition 2014

The Living Church is pleased to announce the fifth annual Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition.
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.
Aug
1

Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

How worship with the saints reflects to us the image of God
Jul
18

Same-sex marriage is still wrong

And it’s getting wronger every day
Jul
9

Doing theology as a bishop

Doing theology as a bishop, as well as writing it, often turns out to be exhilarating.
Jul
14

Prolegomena on women’s ordination

Inevitably, conversation around gay Episcopalians will turn, in certain circles at least, to conversation around women’s ordination.
Jul
6

Futures in Anglo-Catholicism

Fr Robert Hendrickson recently opined that “It’s Time for a New Oxford Movement.” He rightly points out that in many ways, the ’79 BCP represents a decisive move to institutionalize an anglo-catholic liturgical vision.
May
24

Rise in glory: Leonel Mitchell

The Rev. Canon Leonel L. Mitchell, one of the scholars responsible for the Book of Common Prayer (1979), died May 23 at 81.
May
21

Stumbling blocks

Humility, unseeing, holds out its hand to be led, and of it is said, "Cursed be he who places a stumbling block in front of the blind man." Charity, seeing, chooses, as it were, to move less in its progress, in order not to desert humility.
Apr
9

Call for papers 2012

The Living Church is pleased to announce the third annual Student Essays in Christian Wisdom competition.
Apr
6

Honoring Oliver O’Donovan

By Mark L. MacDonald, symposium convener. O’Donovan’s work is transformative and unique in its relevance to the Church’s present and future.
Mar
20

The work of a preposition

Our daily work has a place to live, and that place is nested within God's own labor.

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