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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.
Jul
10

Jesus at GC

Jesus at GC As we take stock of General Convention, it would be easy to follow the lead of mass media and place emphasis on the Presiding Bishop election or same-sex marriage. But I think there was a bigger story.
Jun
4

The commandment to love

The commandment to love Paul Nesta writes: "What is the greatest commandment? Jesus’ response to the Pharisees in Matthew 22 is direct and succinct, in a sort of unsurprising and underwhelming way."
May
27

From crisis to renewal: the Episcopal Church and all Creation

From crisis to renewal: the Episcopal Church and all Creation The renewal of the Church and of Creation will require people who know in their bones that the path to life leads through sacrifice and death.
Mar
25

Meet the magazine behind the weblog

Meet the magazine behind the weblog Our parent magazine, The Living Church, invites all readers of Covenant to sign up for a free six-month subscription. In continuous publication since 1878, The Living Church served throughout the twentieth century as the Catholic-minded magazine of record in the Episcopal Church in the United States, in firm support of the advancing ecumenical movement and the rise of a global, interdependent Anglican...
Dec
20

Building faith that will last

Matt Marino writes: “All branches of the American church have a problem retaining young adults.”
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.
Oct
22

Spiritual baseball

The unlikely path to intimacy with Jesus
Aug
30

Renewing your youth

The 15-year-old of a decade ago is the 25-year-old dropping out of church today.
Dec
16

Actors and preachers

By Fleming Rutledge. Christian ministry means living with the anguish and the inexplicability of this mortal life, not reaching too quickly for easy answers.
Oct
31

Dumbing abandonment down

By Mark McCall: “The larger question is whether South Carolina intended to leave the Episcopal Church by these acts. The answer quite obviously is no.”
Jul
30

A liturgical evangelical

By Leonard Finn. Charles Simeon essentially seeks an anti-dogmatic dogmatics, a mode of doing theology, which is “Scriptural, in contradistinction to the systematic.
Jul
3

Ordered administration

By Cheryl White. The diocese has been the organizational framework for the life of the Church throughout the ages.

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