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May
12

Pulling rank, quoting canons in Anglican pastoral leadership

Pulling rank, quoting canons in Anglican pastoral leadership "Let me give you a piece of advice," said the man. Wishing he wouldn't, I nevertheless nodded my head.
May
11

Liturgy doesn’t “mean” anything: It is something.

Liturgy doesn’t “mean” anything: It is something. A very common question is some variation of "What does this or that ceremony or action mean?" It expresses a false assumption.
May
10

A catechism of Nature (2): the vernal transgression of boundaries

A catechism of Nature (2): the vernal transgression of boundaries Late winter's dormant destinies are disclosed by the spring.
May
9

10 tips for domestic beauty

10 tips for domestic beauty If beauty will save the world, how do we participate in it? 10 tips.
May
9

Julian for the whole of our lives

Julian for the whole of our lives The most wonderful thing about Julian, as a mystic, theological friend, and spiritual companion, is that she does more than just tell us about God. She actually shares with us her own incomplete, decades-long process of coming to terms with her experience of a God of love who is actually at work, in all things, in each moment.
May
6

Pastoral love, pastoral care

Pastoral love, pastoral care Part of the art of pastoral leadership is the abiding sense, firmly planted in the people of God, that their pastor's love for them is there from the start.
May
5

You might be a monist

You might be a monist Monism is all rather heady, but it bears on several theological topics, including Christology and ecclesiology.
May
3

The way of the pilgrim: further reflections on Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups

The way of the pilgrim: further reflections on Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups The fragmented nature of Knight of Cups is itself a reflection of the protagonist’s fragmented life.
May
2

Bishop McIlvaine and the evangelical heritage of the Episcopal Church

Bishop McIlvaine and the evangelical heritage of the Episcopal Church The fabric of McIlvaine’s life was richly textured, a compelling and encouraging reminder of the continuing story of evangelicalism in the Episcopal Church.
Apr
29

African joy in the gospel: the Anglican Consultative Council in Zambia

African joy in the gospel: the Anglican Consultative Council in Zambia I left Lusaka with fond memories of family celebrations, hospitality, delight in God, and in the African joy of the gospel.
Apr
27

Ladies and Gentlemen, my tribute to Merle Haggard

Ladies and Gentlemen, my tribute to Merle Haggard Exiled Adam needs a music that, while it doesn't relish or glorify life east of Eden, at least acknowledges its complexities, a music that owns his complicity for his miserable state.
Apr
26

What happens when eros meets agape?

What happens when eros meets agape? Why shouldn't Mary Magdalene touch the Risen Lord?
Apr
25

An evangelical in a strange country: the Episcopal Church

An evangelical in a strange country: the Episcopal Church Mine would have been a thoroughly secular life, if it had been left to the anemic liberal Anglicanism of the parish church in my hometown, or the chapel of my English boarding school.
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”?

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