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Jul
29

No safe place except hope: A scriptural response to the Anthropocene

No safe place except hope: A scriptural response to the Anthropocene We are told in Scripture of a time of judgment, not in order to despair, but in order to be true.
Jul
28

No safe place except hope: The Anthropocene epoch

No safe place except hope: The Anthropocene epoch I do not believe the current developments over same-sex marriage in our churches represent a critical threshold moment. That moment, as I will point out, passed long ago in some sense.
Jun
2

Ministry in enemy-occupied territory

Ministry in enemy-occupied territory We are engaged in a ministry under occupation. America is occupied; Africa is occupied; the world is occupied.
Mar
4

Liberal order and communion: A response to Timothy Sedgwick

Liberal order and communion: A response to Timothy Sedgwick Timothy Sedgwick has opened a window and let a breath of fresh air into the current Communion debates. Rather than dismissing the issues at hand, he insists we take advantage of this moment.
Jan
19

Generations

Generations Older people continue to run things. Look at the two main Democratic Presidential candidates in the US. For all the struggles to get younger people into positions of leadership and decision-making, some institutions remain inherently age-weighted, and will stay that way.
Oct
15

A response to “A way forward together”

A response to “A way forward together” Jordan Hylden and Keith Voets have offered the Episcopal Church a commendable perspective on the future of our life together. Is the vision workable? Let me offer some brief remarks aimed at partially answering this question.
Sep
29

An Anglican anti-corruption movement?

An Anglican anti-corruption movement? Josiah Idowu-Fearon, the new Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, raised some eyebrows recently in an interview with Christian Today (Aug. 6, 2015). He asserted that the question of homosexuality is a far less important issue for the Church than is, say, the reality of corruption. Fearon has actually been insisting on this for some years. He hasn’t really said what kind of corruption he is...
Jul
8

Being an ecumenical Christian

Being an ecumenical Christian I am in an outpost of a broken church.
Jun
10

Should intransigence be praised?

Should intransigence be praised? Weisberg's thesis: Conservatives tend to be more intransigent than liberals, and liberals need to learn from their opponents on that score. (Please, God, no!)
Apr
8

Against liturgical seasons

Against liturgical seasons When do we get to talk about the Cross again?
Oct
28

After Quincy

Rethinking the purpose of our common life
Jul
18

Same-sex marriage is still wrong

And it’s getting wronger every day
Jul
21

After the fall

Many of us, of course, are wondering about what our future is or should be in The Episcopal Church. For my part, I believe I have one, and plan to pursue it.
Jun
20

12 theses on bishops’ ministry

The role of bishops now itself a part of the struggle for the Episcopal Church’s faithful mission.

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