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Mar
28

The blessing of confession

The blessing of confession Some urge that confession be restricted to Lent in future liturgies. Yet to omit confession would also omit the great blessing we receive through the weekly challenge to confess, forgive, and be forgiven.
Mar
8

New Zealand’s “way forward” on same-sex marriage: An evaluation

New Zealand’s “way forward” on same-sex marriage: An evaluation This report marks a significant departure from traditional Anglican and broader Christian teaching that marriage is a gift of God in creation.
Mar
3

Governing grace and communion

Governing grace and communion By Timothy Sedgwick The crisis confronting the the Anglican Communion is not necessarily a tragic moment of division. It is first of all an opportunity to discern what are the ways to respond to Christ's prayer to follow him faithfully that Christians may be one as he and the Father are one, that the world may believe (John 17:21).
Feb
22

Screwtape takes on Louie Crew

Screwtape takes on Louie Crew My dear Wormwood, It seems that there is an impostor out there claiming to be me who has recently written to you through the iPad of one Louie Crew Clay...
Feb
5

Dante in love

Dante in love By Kevin Dodge Helping those we teach to read the signs of transcendence all around them is, to me, one of the central tasks of Christian education. When we start to see our world differently — as a world of signs “declaring the glory of God” (Ps. 19:1) — this is when distinctly Christian formation begins to take hold.
Feb
2

Walking and talking: roundup of 25 “Primates” responses

Walking and talking: roundup of 25 “Primates” responses By Matt Townsend Official and unofficial responses to the meeting have poured out, making clear that many within the Anglican Communion are walking and talking.
Jan
30

Perspectives on the Primates’ Meeting

Perspectives on the Primates’ Meeting By Josiah Idowu-Fearon The recent gathering of primates has attracted the attention of both secular and church journalists alike, and the blogosphere is so full of commentary and interpretation that I can barely keep up with it. The good news is that the world has noticed the Anglican Communion!
Jan
16

Primates’ Meeting offers diverse Canterbury tales

Primates’ Meeting offers diverse Canterbury tales News analysis from John Martin in Canterbury, and the full Primates' Communiqué.
Nov
20

Learning to tell time liturgically

Learning to tell time liturgically Porter Taylor: Liturgical time is thick. It is different. It is new. And it is utterly real. Our experience with and encounter of the living God through the sacrament of sacraments is the pinnacle of the Church’s worship.
Oct
9

A way forward together (3): prayer book

A way forward together (3): prayer book We fear that a revised prayer book would not be written for the church committed to the Bible and the faith of the apostles, but for the church of Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, with all particularistic and judgmental edges shorn off.
Oct
8

A way forward together (2): ecclesiology

A way forward together (2): ecclesiology If we are indeed to hold together as a church and a Communion, we need a framework and a shared understanding that will last.
Oct
7

A way forward together (1): Christ-centered comprehension

A way forward together (1): Christ-centered comprehension We write as priests of the Episcopal Church, which has now institutionalized doctrinal disagreement on the nature of Christian marriage.
Aug
18

Reading the Gospels for all they’re worth

Reading the Gospels for all they’re worth Joseph Lear: My hope is that this post points to the importance of reading and rereading biblical narrative, searching for Scripture's internal unity.
Aug
17

The Bible in the Life of the Church: a response

The Bible in the Life of the Church: a response Robert MacSwain: I thought it would be a helpful contribution to the current conversation on Scripture to direct readers to the "Ten Themes" and "Seven Principles" of Anglican biblical interpretation that were identified by the Anglican Communion's "Bible in the Life of the Church" project.

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