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Aug
29

Patristic reading and the beheading of John the Baptist

Patristic reading and the beheading of John the Baptist For the past several years, I've committed myself to reading passages from the Church Fathers during the Daily Office. Here is one such reading.
Aug
17

A year in review, and some steps forward

A year in review, and some steps forward It’s hard to believe the Covenant relaunch happened a little over a year ago. But we’re here to stay, and we pray that God will use our humble efforts in the renewal of his Church and its common life.
Aug
12

Bishops writing up a storm

Bishops writing up a storm Bishops Matt Gunter of Fond du Lac and Jake Owensby of Western Louisiana have been churning out post after post recently. (Is this just post-vacation energy, or is God renewing the vocation of the writing bishop?)
Jul
2

An indissoluble bond: the Communion Partners and the House of Bishops

An indissoluble bond: the Communion Partners and the House of Bishops House of Bishops: "The Communion Partners are an indispensable part of who we are. We need their witness."
Jun
30

The substance of the argument

The substance of the argument Bishops from across the theological spectrum engaged in substantive debate: they cited Scripture, the rubrics of the prayer book, their own ordination vows, and the Constitution and Canons, all of which were deemed relevant to the issue.
Jun
23

Three essays on marriage: Olsen, McCall, Radner

Three essays on marriage: Olsen, McCall, Radner Derek Olsen responds to Fully Alive, Mark McCall writes on "good order," and Ephraim Radner presents questions facing the Episcopal Church.
Jun
22

General Convention coverage

General Convention coverage Unless you've been living in a cave somewhere, you probably realize that the Episcopal Church's General Convention is looming. We're aware of that here at Covenant as well, and our own Jordan Hylden will be providing commentary on developments at General Convention over the two weeks.
May
27

Augustine, Scripture, marriage, and other conversations

Augustine, Scripture, marriage, and other conversations Zachary Guiliano replies to Fully Alive’s respondents: “They can’t skewer us on one passage of Scripture and one Church Father.” Plus, some more links to other conversations.
May
26

Technical difficulties

It is a sad truth of our time that all things digital swiftly wear out.
May
23

More from Fully Alive

More from Fully Alive New essays on Scripture and Sexuality from two professors at Episcopal seminaries. And a note from Covenant's editor.
May
21

More commentary on Marriage Task Force

More commentary on Marriage Task Force Critiques of the Marriage Task Force’s proposals are coming in from all quarters.
May
15

Fully Alive responds critically to Marriage Task Force

Fully Alive responds critically to Marriage Task Force The report contains serious historical, methodological, and theological flaws, and we contend that the proposed changes obscure the nature of marriage.
May
5

This mortal weight: flesh, resurrection, and patience

This mortal weight: flesh, resurrection, and patience We bear the weight that surrounds us in the daily trappings of life: waking, sleeping, eating, drinking, working, concerning oneself with the plight of one's neighbor. These things are a joy at times, but at others they sit heavily across the shoulders.
Apr
2

The enemies of the Cross

The enemies of the Cross How have we set ourselves up as enemies of the Cross? In what ways have we avoided the suffering which establishes community?

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