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Mar
26

The river at Eastertide

The river at Eastertide There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.
Mar
10

A forensic experience

A forensic experience During the week Lent began, I was summoned to the county courthouse as a candidate for a jury, but I wondered what it would be like to be in the defendant’s chair.
Feb
4

Two boats, one gospel: Black History Month and the Church’s witness

Two boats, one gospel: Black History Month and the Church’s witness To speak plainly, no history will make me hate my brother because God nailed his sins next to mine on the Cross. This is not to say that the sins of the slave master and the slave are equal.
Mar
17

Being a hypocritical Church

Being a hypocritical Church James Alison suggests that the vocation of a preacher is “Be a professional hypocrite."
Mar
4

Reconciling the irreconcilable

Bishop Dan Martins writes at Confessions of a Carioca regarding ecclesial conflict, rupture, and reconciliation: I am also resolutely a member of the Episcopal Church, and by the providential sufferance of Almighty God, a bishop therein. I attempt to lead and care for a diocese, and I attempt to dutifully take my share in “the councils of the church,” per my ordination vows. And as I go about...
Feb
9

The school of reconciliation

The school of reconciliation Facing divisions in the body of Christ, the school of reconciliation would teach the faithful to speak as sinners, who admit that “often enough, people of both sides were to blame” (Decree on Ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio 1, para. 3).
Nov
28

On the rite of reconciliation

Is absolution conditioned upon the sincerity of the one seeking reconciliation? Are there occasions in which absolution should be withheld?
Nov
15

A Lenten opportunity

A TLC editorial
Mar
20

Who is punishing whom?

A thought experiment by Nathaniel W. Pierce

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