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Jan
14

Rumors of Communion’s demise have been greatly exaggerated

Rumors of Communion’s demise have been greatly exaggerated John Martin has just reported on the Primates’ Meeting at The Living Church: “Primates suspend TEC over same sex decisions.” The report comes in the wake of a released, preliminary statement from the Primates, after leaked reports and comments at Anglican Ink, among other sources. John Martin writes: The Primates Meeting in Canterbury has suspended the Episcopal Church from full...
Jan
11

Open letters, unsolicited advice: the Primates’ Meeting 2016

Open letters, unsolicited advice: the Primates’ Meeting 2016 The era of blogging has exacerbated a tendency to offer showy, unsolicited advice. Should we continue to hurl opinions at Justin Welby and at the Primates’ Meeting as the week goes on?
Dec
30

12 days with the paradoxical Word

12 days with the paradoxical Word Few preachers handle well both the temporal birth and the eternal begetting of the Son of God. One of them wrote in Latin in the middle of the fifth century, yet without passing along his name.
Dec
27

John and Peter, patterns of holy life

John and Peter, patterns of holy life Jesus’ words in the Gospel today reveal how Peter and John would die, but also how the disciples provided patterns for two different states of life: the active and contemplative.
Dec
11

Justice, the sorrowful mysteries, and a future unity

Justice, the sorrowful mysteries, and a future unity I’ve been tracking the reaction to Bishop Daniel Martins’s post “Jesus, Mel Gibson, and the alpha issue,” posted on Monday. It has provoked a number of people to articulate some kind of alternative theological space.
Dec
10

Holy living in the PhD desert

Holy living in the PhD desert In those PhD years, I think I learned a number of things about structure, sin, silence, and solitude.
Sep
21

The soul, the body, the resurrection: pop culture and theology

The soul, the body, the resurrection: pop culture and theology What do The Originals, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and Infinity Blade have in common? Gregory of Nyssa, apparently.
Sep
8

Beards, bourbon, the “new” masculinity

Beards, bourbon, the “new” masculinity Is masculinity "in crisis"? If so, a new wardrobe, new alcoholic beverages, and a pretense at having manual labor bodies isn't going to fix anything.
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.

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