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Jul
1

‘Priscilla’

We are publishing four paintings by Silvia Dimitrova and four poems by Bishop Graham Kings expounding the paintings. Today’s: “Priscilla.”
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

‘Lydia’

We will be publishing four paintings by Silvia Dimitrova and four poems by Bishop Graham Kings. Today's: "Lydia."
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

‘Magdalene’

We will be publishing four paintings by Silvia Dimitrova and four poems by Bishop Graham Kings. Today's: "Magdalene."
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.
Jun
22

The religious life and faithful flourishing in the Episcopal Church

The religious life and faithful flourishing in the Episcopal Church A flourishing parish will raise up future monks and nuns who are willing to dedicate their lives to poverty, chastity, and obedience.
Jun
21

To Trebizond by camel, with tea

To Trebizond by camel, with tea The enchanting beauty and intricate patterns of Anglo-Catholic liturgy provide the lineaments of imagination in The Towers of Trebizond.
Jun
20

Reading Paul for the unity of the Church

Reading Paul for the unity of the Church How might one read Paul in a way that furthers the cause of visible Christian unity?
Jun
17

The malice of perpetual outrage

The malice of perpetual outrage We talk about helicopter parents, but society has become filled with helicopter observers, who presume tragedy would be averted if they were in control.
Jun
16

Trinitarian cuisine

Trinitarian cuisine My wife, Monica, fires up the holy trinity of Cajun cooking (bell pepper, celery, and onions) in a skillet and I know that bliss is only a few hours away.
Jun
15

Consume or be consumed

Consume or be consumed Either we consume him, recognizing him in the bread and in the gathered community, or he consumes us.
Jun
14

Evaluating ‘This Holy Estate’: Disrupting ecumenical and Anglican harmony

Evaluating ‘This Holy Estate’: Disrupting ecumenical and Anglican harmony The report suggests a desire to explore the possibilities of a parochial “dissonance,” rather than a Catholic harmony.
Jun
13

Evaluating ‘This Holy Estate’: Sidelining Indigenous voices

Evaluating ‘This Holy Estate’: Sidelining Indigenous voices What a gift it would have been if First Nations and Inuit elders were directly consulted and their words transcribed (and translated, if need be) for all to read.
Jun
12

Prayers for Orlando

Prayers for Orlando God's love for every human being is the same, regardless of their sexuality, and the church should never by its actions give any other impression.

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