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Jul
10

Miscarriage, barrenness, and the sacrament of marriage in the Anglican Church of Canada

Miscarriage, barrenness, and the sacrament of marriage in the Anglican Church of Canada Is marriage God's “pastoral response” to our hurt and suffering?
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.
Jul
8

Thanksgiving, remembrance, and the ‘whole Christ’ in the Psalms

Thanksgiving, remembrance, and the ‘whole Christ’ in the Psalms Do the historical psalms simply retell stories we read in a more gripping form in the Pentateuch and elsewhere?
Jul
7

Eschew liturgical idiosyncrasy

Eschew liturgical idiosyncrasy When does a desire for liturgical diversity become merely an excuse for anarchy and personal preference?
Jul
6

Praying off-center with W.H. Auden

Praying off-center with W.H. Auden I may not solve the world’s problems, but I can pray if I am attentive and open to interruptions.
Jul
4

An earthly and a heavenly citizen

An earthly and a heavenly citizen Far be it from us “to glory, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to us, and us to the world” (Gal. 6:14).
Jul
1

Why the RCL is killing churches, and what you can do about it 

Why the RCL is killing churches, and what you can do about it  The RCL has not succeeded in developing biblical piety in our congregations. Here are six ways to fix its errors.
Jun
30

Why the RCL is killing churches

Why the RCL is killing churches Pastors and priests are weakening people’s faith every Sunday, and they don’t even realize it. Their secret weapon? The Revised Common Lectionary.
Jun
29

The last bishop

The last bishop What made Bishop Edward Salmon extraordinary was the authority he carried easily and honestly.
Jun
29

Northanger, Downton, and the terrors of ‘religion’

Northanger, Downton, and the terrors of ‘religion’ We long for visible models of holiness, visible signs that there is more to our lives than the gray monotony of secular disenchantment.
Jun
28

 Never flag in zeal

 Never flag in zeal God’s zeal is the love that moves the sun and the other stars, the love that gave everything to secure our redemption.
Jun
27

Strategy and the decline of the mainline

Strategy and the decline of the mainline A good strategy understands the depth and complexity of the problem.
Jun
24

To my kids: after the Orlando Pulse attack

To my kids: after the Orlando Pulse attack I'm writing you this letter to let you know my heart, to prepare you for worse things yet to come, and (hopefully) to give you a bit of courage.
Jun
23

Teachers and learners: Catching the kingdom together

Teachers and learners: Catching the kingdom together We "catch" our religion from one another; we join our teachers in the faith in holy fellowship.

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