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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.
May
27

Augustine, Scripture, marriage, and other conversations

Augustine, Scripture, marriage, and other conversations Zachary Guiliano replies to Fully Alive’s respondents: “They can’t skewer us on one passage of Scripture and one Church Father.” Plus, some more links to other conversations.
May
27

What God has joined together: the sacraments of marriage and baptism

What God has joined together: the sacraments of marriage and baptism Marriage, insofar as parenthood renders it sacramental, finds its ultimate end in the union of Christ and the Church and its penultimate end in "nurturing" children in the faith.
May
27

From crisis to renewal: the Episcopal Church and all Creation

From crisis to renewal: the Episcopal Church and all Creation The renewal of the Church and of Creation will require people who know in their bones that the path to life leads through sacrifice and death.
May
26

The excluded middle

The excluded middle Party spirit has invaded the Church. To be taken seriously, one must be either a traditionalist or a progressive.
May
26

Technical difficulties

It is a sad truth of our time that all things digital swiftly wear out.
May
25

The lost secret of Anglicanism

The lost secret of Anglicanism Claiming that Anglicanism actually is something is not always popular.
May
23

More from Fully Alive

More from Fully Alive New essays on Scripture and Sexuality from two professors at Episcopal seminaries. And a note from Covenant's editor.
May
22

Returning the ticket

Returning the ticket Because of the suffering of children, Dostoyevsky's Ivan was willing to "return his ticket" to God. "Pregnant at Harvard?" reminded me of his rebellion.

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