Covenant Blog

Craig Uffman and Christopher Wells founded Covenant (covenant.livingchurch.org) in August 2007 as a weblog community of “evangelical and catholic” Christians.

We take our place within the Living Church Foundation’s mission to seek and serve the full visible unity of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, starting in the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. We are grateful for the continuing support of four patrons: Graham Kings, Bishop of Sherborne, United Kingdom; Edward S. Little II, Bishop of Northern Indiana; Daniel H. Martins, Bishop of Springfield; and James M. Stanton, Bishop of Dallas.

Our Mission

cov•e•nant (kuv'en ent) from the Latin convenire: agree, assemble, summon, combine, be convenient or suitable, unite. [1250–1300; ME < AF, OF, n. use of prp. of covenir < L convenire to come together, agree; see convene]

We are evangelical and catholic Anglicans, and fellow travelers from the wider household of God, assembled and summoned to a common labor in the ecumenical Church of Christ, not least through the present struggles and gifts of our communities.

We recognize that the Anglican Communion — the first instance of ecclesiality with which we, in this particular online assembly, wrestle for a blessing — is incomplete by itself, because we have seen with our eyes and touched with our hands the wounds of our Lord’s body: the countless factions and disputes that do not bring him glory, leaving us all together far short of our call to “share,” as sisters and brothers visibly united, in the “partnership” of his offering (1 Cor. 10:14ff.).

Many people are relatively uninformed or are being misinformed about the proposed Anglican Covenant and its significance by some opponents.