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Apr
5

Apostolicity at stake 

Apostolicity at stake  This issue is not about who may tell TEC what to do, but whether apostolicity is to remain a feature of Anglicanism.
Apr
5

From chapel to classroom — and back again

From chapel to classroom — and back again One of the things I love about teaching in a seminary is how easily I can make connections between various subjects of study. One can see why our forebears bequeathed this institutional model to us.
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.
Apr
1

Dear Donald

Dear Donald You have really come along at the worst possible time. I had planned a return to the Republican Party, and you are standing in my way.
Mar
31

Zombies, pop culture, and the wage slave

Zombies, pop culture, and the wage slave Perhaps the zombie may be a myth at home in the post-Christendom of late modern society.
Mar
30

Food of life, food of death

Food of life, food of death Over at the blog of the Diocese of San Diego, John McAteer has argued that the practice of Communion without baptism is "essential for a proper theology of evangelism."
Mar
29

An elusive joy at Easter

An elusive joy at Easter Maybe it's just me, but Easter joy has been harder to come by this year.
Mar
28

The blessing of confession

The blessing of confession Some urge that confession be restricted to Lent in future liturgies. Yet to omit confession would also omit the great blessing we receive through the weekly challenge to confess, forgive, and be forgiven.
Mar
26

The river at Eastertide

The river at Eastertide There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.
Mar
25

“My soul eats twice”: the strange alignment of Annunciation and Passion in 2016

“My soul eats twice”: the strange alignment of Annunciation and Passion in 2016 The Holy Spirit "speaks" through the calendar, and this becomes a proclamation of the purest sort: the kind that the "heavens" rather than the Reformed pastors "declare."
Mar
25

From kingdom to truth

From kingdom to truth The Word preached that one last time to that practical philosopher Pontius Pilate, and he spoke of the truth.
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
24

Maundy Thursday and the architecture of remembrance

Maundy Thursday and the architecture of remembrance In what way is this night, to use the words of God to Moses and the people of Israel, a "memorial" (Ex. 12:14)?

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