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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)?
Mar
23

Prayer during a long, hot campaign

Prayer during a long, hot campaign Episcopalians have expressed their concern about the tenor of Trump and his massive political rallies. Statements have ranged from scolding to more subtly critical.
Mar
23

The paradox of this week

The paradox of this week Our highly choreographed liturgies, our rituals of human achievement, may be tinged with failure.
Mar
22

John Kasich, Anglican

John Kasich, Anglican Here's the kind of fellow that we’ve lost in the Episcopal Church: a politically moderate swing-state governor who reads his Bible cover to cover, thinks deeply about it, and tries to put it into practice.
Mar
21

The hostage deal

The hostage deal Gregory compared the Devil to a hungry fish, caught on the hook of Christ’s deity when he was enticed to swallow it by the bait of Christ’s flesh.
Mar
21

Paschal mystery

Paschal mystery Liturgy closes the distance between our own time and the events of salvation history, and our identification with those events is an essential part of how this takes place.
Mar
17

Consider your children, how they grow

Consider your children, how they grow What price do we really pay for our omni-technologized lives, and will our kids foot the bill?

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