The unresurrected Dick Whitman: the City of God and the Mad Men finale

The unresurrected Dick Whitman: the City of God and the Mad Men finale Contrary to many assessments, the final montage suggests that no one has changed.

Who needs an Anglican Father Brown?

Who needs an Anglican Father Brown? “Finally, an Anglican Father Brown.” Reading this endorsement, I confess that my first response was: “Really? Who needs one?” But I found myself gradually drawn in.

Changes at the helm

Changes at the helm He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you immediately say, ‘It is going to rain’; and so it happens.”  (Luke 13:54 Looking simply at the sheer number of turnovers in leadership at Episcopal seminaries in the last three years suggests that change is in the wind. The recent debacles surfacing at General Theological Seminary and before that, at Episcopal Divinity...

Lamentabili voce

Lamentabili voce Many, including myself, looked on with profound respect earlier this year when several Russian Orthodox monks from a monastery of the Kiev caves placed themselves between disgruntled Ukrainians and the government police in what appeared to be a peace protest. The politics of these gestures, however, were inevitably more complicated than met the eye.

Spiritual geographic

We need to ask smaller dioceses present us with a problem to be solved or a parabolic challenge to be answered.

‘Bringing pain to voice’

‘Bringing pain to voice’ What was especially fascinating was that while the books Professors Brueggemann and Sharp pinpointed were the same, they had different rationales for choosing Jeremiah. For Professor Brueggemann, Jeremiah “reads him” because the centrality of anguish speaks to him. “Anyone who is not in anguish about what’s happening to us [in America] should read the book of Jeremiah.” For Professor Sharp, by contrast, Jeremiah’s appeal is not in its anguish or its vitriol, but in the multiple strata of the text, a witness to the “struggle to claim the prophetic voice” by those who followed Jeremiah.

God in the Old Testament

God in the Old Testament It’s a clear and crisp morning here in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. I’m on site at St. Thomas’ Church for an exciting Biblical Studies conference entitled “Making Sense of the God of the Old Testament.” For the next two days, I’ll be checking in on Covenant with some “Conference Notes,” including excerpts from interviews with Old Testament Professors Walter Brueggemann, Pete Enns, and Carolyn Sharp, as well as my host, Fr. Marek Zabriskie, rector of St. Thomas’ and founder of the Center Biblical Studies (CBS).

Michael Cover

Michael Cover is a priest (Diocese of Dallas) and doctoral student in theology at the University of Notre Dame.

Make peace, not schism

By Michael Cover. "You shall not make schism, but make peace among those who are fighting" (Didache 4.3).

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