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Nov
12

Why Anglican seminarians still need Galatians

Why Anglican seminarians still need Galatians Much of the shape of Anglican seminary curricula, Richard Briggs contends, is shaped by the historical-critical project rather than by the particular questions raised by Anglican ministry itself.
Oct
15

A response to “A way forward together”

A response to “A way forward together” Jordan Hylden and Keith Voets have offered the Episcopal Church a commendable perspective on the future of our life together. Is the vision workable? Let me offer some brief remarks aimed at partially answering this question.
Oct
9

A way forward together (3): prayer book

A way forward together (3): prayer book We fear that a revised prayer book would not be written for the church committed to the Bible and the faith of the apostles, but for the church of Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, with all particularistic and judgmental edges shorn off.
Oct
8

A way forward together (2): ecclesiology

A way forward together (2): ecclesiology If we are indeed to hold together as a church and a Communion, we need a framework and a shared understanding that will last.
Oct
7

A way forward together (1): Christ-centered comprehension

A way forward together (1): Christ-centered comprehension We write as priests of the Episcopal Church, which has now institutionalized doctrinal disagreement on the nature of Christian marriage.
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).
Mar
17

Dear Church

Katelyn Beaty writes: “You might think I’m writing to throw my lot in with your strongest defenders. After all, I’ve faithfully attended one of your high-church Anglican iterations for seven years, watching with disdain as peers hop from building to building, seeking an ‘awesome’ and ‘powerful’ worship experience (and attractive members of the opposite sex). Instead, I’m writing to apologize.”
Oct
31

Defending Reformation feast days

If we truly anguish over the Church, then let us beat our breasts, rend our clothes, and sign our foreheads with ashes. The cry and the lament of Reformation should move us to nothing if not these.
Oct
28

After Quincy

Rethinking the purpose of our common life
Sep
3

On being ‘spiritual, not religious’

There is indeed a waiting that is a listening, yet the path to spiritual flourishing proceeds upward.
Aug
31

Why be an Anglican?

William writes: “Might you have some encouraging words for someone who is recently converted to Anglicanism / Episcopalianism — who does not want to join ACNA, AMiA, or, for example, the Reformed Episcopal Church — who wants to enter TEC but is frightened because of its current, tragic state?”
Jul
24

Some theses on ‘political theology’

If education does not produce a profound sense of one’s own finitude, then one deserves to hear only the judgment of God: ‘Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?’ (Job 38:2)
Jul
9

Demons are beloved; you’re not

One does not "listen deeply" to those in the same category as child murderers and terrorists.
Oct
11

Polity politics or the rule of law?

A Response to Bishop Whalon

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