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Feb
5

Curing American myopia

Curing American myopia Many have bridled at the primates’ challenge to the maverick Episcopal Church to be a team player. The primates’ attempt at discipline, it is objected, was both clumsy and authoritarian, pushing in the opposite direction of possibly prophetic witness.
Feb
2

Walking and talking: roundup of 25 “Primates” responses

Walking and talking: roundup of 25 “Primates” responses By Matt Townsend Official and unofficial responses to the meeting have poured out, making clear that many within the Anglican Communion are walking and talking.
Jan
30

Perspectives on the Primates’ Meeting

Perspectives on the Primates’ Meeting By Josiah Idowu-Fearon The recent gathering of primates has attracted the attention of both secular and church journalists alike, and the blogosphere is so full of commentary and interpretation that I can barely keep up with it. The good news is that the world has noticed the Anglican Communion!
Jan
22

Can anyone speak (it) theologically?

Can anyone speak (it) theologically? Where are the theologians, in the wake of the Primates' meeting? Where is the theological speech about the schisms that continue to rend us asunder?
Jan
20

Judging myself, loving my brethren

Judging myself, loving my brethren What causes our divisions? Why do weak and heretical doctrines persist? I wish I didn’t find a solitary cave to be such a compelling option when I’m overcome by discouragement over the state of our Communion.
Jan
13

The Primates and the “reality” of the Anglican Communion

The Primates and the “reality” of the Anglican Communion Is the Primates' Meeting disconnected from the reality of the Anglican Communion? Jesse Zink has claimed that “calling together a group of bishops has rarely been a good way of resolving conflict.”
Jan
19

Confirmation of ACNA’s revolutionary theology?

Confirmation of ACNA’s revolutionary theology? It's worth reading a recent statement to see what our ACNA brethren are thinking regarding the hotly debated question of Confirmation. What is most interesting is that they are following precisely the revolutionary changes introduced in the 1979 BCP of the Episcopal Church.
Sep
26

Liturgical anti-intellectualism

Today, the liturgy is to Anglicans what the Bible is to evangelicals: a debilitating intellectual crutch used to excuse indifference to — and even hatred of — the ecclesial commitments borne and sustained by rigorous and thus humbling study.
Sep
3

Prepare the feast

The Scholar-Priest Initiative strives to reconnect academic theology to its ecclesial roots.
Nov
14

Charges grieve several bishops

Bishops of Communion Partners “call upon all concerned to seek a non-juridical solution to these difficult matters.”
Jul
27

One body

The leaders of the Episcopal Church now face a “Mauricean” moment, in which the nature and extent of our diversity will be decided.
Jul
21

After the fall

Many of us, of course, are wondering about what our future is or should be in The Episcopal Church. For my part, I believe I have one, and plan to pursue it.
Jul
11

Bowdlerized Catholicism

If “No Covenant,” what? How do Anglicans express a sound doctrine of the Church without competent instruments of unity?
Jun
29

Toward Convention IV: the Covenant

Whatever we do with the Covenant at this convention, I don't think it's going away.

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