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May
16

A personal story about illegal immigration

A personal story about illegal immigration Only the largest construction firms used union labor. Everybody else went to the underpass. At the end of my brother's life, he was making less per hour than he did as an apprentice.
Feb
11

Stories and counterculture: Star Wars, Vikings, and Gaiman’s Neverwhere

Stories and counterculture: Star Wars, Vikings, and Gaiman’s Neverwhere These three artifacts of pop culture embody the immense yearning of the human heart for meaningful story. And they show that the Church should abandon any attempt to fit its story into the story of the dominant culture.
Sep
14

9/11 memories and the Cross

9/11 memories and the Cross I arrived at Ground Zero already convinced that the cross of Jesus Christ was the hope of the world. When I left, I was taken beyond conviction.
Jul
23

The sacraments and pastoral judgment

The sacraments and pastoral judgment In May 2015, a flurry of stories came out about Bishop Greg Brewer and the baptism of the adopted son of two men in a committed same-sex relationship in Orlando, Florida.
May
29

Conscience, controversy, and charity

I think about the controversies that roiled the church into which I was ordained, and I grieve that we could not find a way to handle issues of conscience and theological vision with more charity.
Mar
24

What’s love got to do with it?

What’s love got to do with it? A few days ago I attended the annual meeting of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis. One speaker spoke of the role of love in recovery.
Feb
5

A report from the Mere Anglicanism conference

A report from the Mere Anglicanism conference If the Christian movement in general and the Anglican tradition in particular are on the ropes in North America, you would not guess it from this gathering.
Dec
12

Getting out of the expert position

Getting out of the expert position If the therapist is to be any help, he or she must get out of the expert position and learn to tolerate uncertainty. What would it mean to put away the idol of the clergy as expert?
Sep
10

Leander S. Harding

The Venerable Dr. Leander Harding is rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Catskill, New York, and an archdeacon in the Diocese of Albany.

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