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Jul
2

Say something theological!

Say something theological! Kneeling in the pews, he looked up at the pulpit from which he had just preached, and noticed that it bore a large banner in front reading, "God is Other People." It was, as he tells it, all he could do to resist the temptation to find a magic marker and place a big black comma after the word "other."
May
5

This mortal weight: flesh, resurrection, and patience

This mortal weight: flesh, resurrection, and patience We bear the weight that surrounds us in the daily trappings of life: waking, sleeping, eating, drinking, working, concerning oneself with the plight of one's neighbor. These things are a joy at times, but at others they sit heavily across the shoulders.
Mar
25

Meet the magazine behind the weblog

Meet the magazine behind the weblog Our parent magazine, The Living Church, invites all readers of Covenant to sign up for a free six-month subscription. In continuous publication since 1878, The Living Church served throughout the twentieth century as the Catholic-minded magazine of record in the Episcopal Church in the United States, in firm support of the advancing ecumenical movement and the rise of a global, interdependent Anglican...
Feb
26

Notre Dame, theology, and cultural poverty

Notre Dame, theology, and cultural poverty The University of Notre Dame is looking at eliminating one of the two mandatory theological requirements for its undergraduate students. But why should this matter to readers of Covenant?
Feb
16

Unsystematic meditations on the Trinity

Unsystematic meditations on the Trinity Last week, I sat by the muddy flume of the Trinity, ate my lunch, and thought about God’s invisible nature, his eternal power and deity. At its best, theology has no technical vocabulary.
Jan
2

Blind justice? An exchange on Ferguson: part 2

Blind justice? An exchange on Ferguson: part 2 The chief task remains one of “squarely facing our own complicity in our condition” — to borrow the President’s phrase.
Jan
1

Blind justice? An exchange on Ferguson: part 1

Blind justice? An exchange on Ferguson: part 1 Racism is a horrible scar on the American soul, but we need to fight it appropriately.
Sep
1

Star Wars, play, and story: priestly formation

Star Wars, play, and story: priestly formation There’s a distinction between playing the game and knowing the game. Being “right” about the nature of the Dark Side was important for how roleplaying worked, but it wasn’t the point of the game The point was doing the good, given the constraints of the story.
Aug
8

Teaching with power and love

Teaching with power and love The teachers and theologians of the Church will not escape present or final judgment, if they refuse to speak up and speak well in our time.
Mar
25

TLC essay competition 2014

The Living Church is pleased to announce the fifth annual Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition.
Dec
8

Polity ‘primer’: ACI’s response

The identity of those preparing this primer — most have participated as counsel or witnesses or have been listed as potential witnesses in the various lawsuits — makes obvious that the primary purpose of this document is its perceived usefulness in litigation.
Aug
1

Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

How worship with the saints reflects to us the image of God
Jul
18

Same-sex marriage is still wrong

And it’s getting wronger every day
Jul
9

Doing theology as a bishop

Doing theology as a bishop, as well as writing it, often turns out to be exhilarating.

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