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Jun
18

Decision 2015 and the work of the Church

Decision 2015 and the work of the Church I just can't buy an ecclesiology that says the Presiding Bishop doesn't matter.
Jun
17

Cardinal Walter Kasper and Vatican II

Cardinal Walter Kasper and Vatican II "The Catholic Church of the 21st century will have a charismatic face," declared Cardinal Walter Kasper in the National Cathedral. His keynote address was the highlight for me of the conference held at Georgetown University "Vatican II: Remembering the Future" (May 21-24).
Jun
16

The Anglican Covenant in 2015

The Anglican Covenant in 2015 I fear that one of the proposed resolutions on the Anglican Covenant (D022), with its uncompromising language of rejection, risks driving a wedge between us and other Anglican provinces.
Jun
16

Anglican chiropractics

Anglican chiropractics The overuse of technology isn't just a temptation to escape from the present.
Jun
15

Coincidences: God’s anonymous way?

Coincidences: God’s anonymous way? Faith involves long periods of trudging forward, punctuated by coincidences and the unexpected — and these sometimes build upon one another.
Jun
12

Bruce Jenner and wild onions: technophilic introspection and the data of nature

Bruce Jenner and wild onions: technophilic introspection and the data of nature The narrow world of public discourse in the United States has recently been consumed by the spectacle of Bruce Jenner purporting to turn himself into a woman.
Jun
12

Creation is central

Creation is central A theology of Creation is absolutely critical for understanding a number of disputed doctrinal issues.
Jun
11

Experiencing God

Experiencing God Many Episcopalians would reflexively balk at “experiential” ways of speaking about Christian faith. They disillusioned by forms of the faith that elicit intense emotional highs but may lack the patterns and habits of living and praying that can sustain faith over the long haul.
Jun
10

Should intransigence be praised?

Should intransigence be praised? Weisberg's thesis: Conservatives tend to be more intransigent than liberals, and liberals need to learn from their opponents on that score. (Please, God, no!)
Jun
9

Through the (Cuban) looking-glass

Through the (Cuban) looking-glass I would propose that the secularization of our society be greeted by Christians with a warm and enthusiastic embrace, veritably with a kiss.
Jun
8

Zachary Guiliano responds on ATR

Zachary Guiliano responds on ATR I want to acknowledge the substantive character of the issues raised by our respondents, not least those that we did not address in our first essay. Of course, we could not say everything all at once, and we have begun the project Fully Alive: Love, Marriage, and the Christian Body to explore a great variety of issues.
Jun
8

A response to Haller on marriage

A response to Haller on marriage Tobias Haller misunderstands the philosophical and theological concepts that are being used in the discussion of marriage.
Jun
5

The value of Church buildings

The value of Church buildings Our heritage and church buildings can become idols, but so can virtually anything: our work, our country, or even our children.
Jun
4

The commandment to love

The commandment to love Paul Nesta writes: "What is the greatest commandment? Jesus’ response to the Pharisees in Matthew 22 is direct and succinct, in a sort of unsurprising and underwhelming way."
Jun
3

The Church substantial and the Church national

The Church substantial and the Church national As General Convention nears, we find ourselves in a season of “re-imagining” the Church. The truth is this: the parish, the diocese, and the communion abide.
Jun
2

The unresurrected Dick Whitman: the City of God and the Mad Men finale

The unresurrected Dick Whitman: the City of God and the Mad Men finale Contrary to many assessments, the final montage suggests that no one has changed.
Jun
1

Giving is a holy madness

Giving is a holy madness In terms of stimulating pleasure, charitable giving is neurologically on par with eating fudge or getting laid.
Jun
1

Prayer culture

Prayer culture God wants to transform me and use the transformed me to transform his world. But how?
May
29

Conscience, controversy, and charity

I think about the controversies that roiled the church into which I was ordained, and I grieve that we could not find a way to handle issues of conscience and theological vision with more charity.
May
28

Let Episcopal-Mormon dialogue begin

Let Episcopal-Mormon dialogue begin The Episcopal Church and LDS have one crucial point of theology in common, and it is called continuing revelation.

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