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Jul
16

Gathering the fruit, July 16: Pokémon GO in a tumultuous week

Gathering the fruit, July 16: Pokémon GO in a tumultuous week The world seems to be crumbling around us this summer, and a lot of us remain distracted and completely unable to summon the political will to do anything.
Jul
9

Gathering the fruit, July 9: This violent season

Gathering the fruit, July 9: This violent season Sometimes our silence and lack of action result from complete horror or rage, but sometimes, both are a result of our privileged position.
Jun
14

Evaluating ‘This Holy Estate’: Disrupting ecumenical and Anglican harmony

Evaluating ‘This Holy Estate’: Disrupting ecumenical and Anglican harmony The report suggests a desire to explore the possibilities of a parochial “dissonance,” rather than a Catholic harmony.
Jun
12

Prayers for Orlando

Prayers for Orlando God's love for every human being is the same, regardless of their sexuality, and the church should never by its actions give any other impression.
Jun
4

Gathering the fruit, June 4: Public piety, Christian unity, fantasy

Gathering the fruit, June 4: Public piety, Christian unity, fantasy This week: the beauty of public liturgy, the "personal shape" of ecumenism, and the world as narrative and symphony.
May
31

For the Visitation: E.L. Mascall on the Incarnation and the Virgin

For the Visitation: E.L. Mascall on the Incarnation and the Virgin Mascall provides a profound reflection on the theology of the Incarnation, bursting with insights from St. Leo and St. Augustine.
May
28

Gathering the fruit, May 28: young priests, New World polyphony, and ‘dissonant’ doctrine

Gathering the fruit, May 28: young priests, New World polyphony, and ‘dissonant’ doctrine If the development of doctrine were anything like musical performance, we could not imagine that "harmonic progression" would happen abruptly or lazily.
May
21

Gathering the fruit, May 21: Roman Catholics ‘recognizing’ the Anglican patrimony

Gathering the fruit, May 21: Roman Catholics ‘recognizing’ the Anglican patrimony What do Roman Catholics consider the "treasures" or "elements of sanctity" in the Anglican tradition?
May
14

Gathering the fruit, May 14: Eucharist, ecumenism, missiology

Gathering the fruit, May 14: Eucharist, ecumenism, missiology Three things really caught my eye this week: a transatlantic blog debate on the Eucharist, a talk on ecumenism, and the idea of intercontextual theologies of mission.
Apr
19

Narratives and counter-narratives: the case of ACC-16

Narratives and counter-narratives: the case of ACC-16 Shall we believe the Archbishop of Canterbury? Or shall we believe the narrative associated with ENS, Deputy News, and the Episcopal delegates’ “Letter from Lusaka”?
Apr
4

Anglicans on primacy: a selective amnesia

Anglicans on primacy: a selective amnesia From the way some Anglicans talk, few would gather that we have spent nearly 50 years as great enthusiasts for primacy.
Apr
1

Continuing the discussion on marriage: the TFSM, Augustine, and a new essay

Continuing the discussion on marriage: the TFSM, Augustine, and a new essay The Episcopal Church's consideration of marriage continues on, and Fr. Jeremy Bergstrom has offered an essay in response to Fully Alive, discussing Augustine's view of marriage.
Mar
24

That they may be one: Anglican interdependence and clergy education in the Church of Uganda

That they may be one: Anglican interdependence and clergy education in the Church of Uganda We need to help pastors in a better way — throughout the Communion. We must learn to “walk as if we are one,” even educationally.
Mar
7

The beautiful architecture of faith: life-giving structures, power, hierarchy

The beautiful architecture of faith: life-giving structures, power, hierarchy Do we have any sense of a beautiful harmony between church structures, the ordained ministry, and the ethical lives of Christian individuals?

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