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Feb
26

Notre Dame, theology, and cultural poverty

Notre Dame, theology, and cultural poverty The University of Notre Dame is looking at eliminating one of the two mandatory theological requirements for its undergraduate students. But why should this matter to readers of Covenant?
Feb
16

Unsystematic meditations on the Trinity

Unsystematic meditations on the Trinity Last week, I sat by the muddy flume of the Trinity, ate my lunch, and thought about God’s invisible nature, his eternal power and deity. At its best, theology has no technical vocabulary.
Jan
2

Blind justice? An exchange on Ferguson: part 2

Blind justice? An exchange on Ferguson: part 2 The chief task remains one of “squarely facing our own complicity in our condition” — to borrow the President’s phrase.
Jan
1

Blind justice? An exchange on Ferguson: part 1

Blind justice? An exchange on Ferguson: part 1 Racism is a horrible scar on the American soul, but we need to fight it appropriately.
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.

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