Mary Tanner writes: “The Roman Catholic Church must give a convincing form to the Petrine ministry to make it possible for others to share.”
Essays & Reviews
In The Accidental Anglican the Anglican Mission is the Sun and the Anglican Communion is somewhere out in deep space.
By Brian Crowe
At the heart of the patristic witness is the “wondrous exchange” (admirabile commercium) — the Eternal Son becomes human so that human beings can become sons and daughter of the Father.
By Ephraim Radner
The recently disclosed rupture in the relationship of the Rwandan House of Bishops and bishops of the Anglican Mission in the Americas, although hardly yet resolved or completely transparent, illumines at least a couple of key elements about ecclesial existence, especially among Anglicans.
When artist Jonathan Grant agreed to produce a series of 14 Stations of the Nativity, he invited participation from the whole congregation of St. Paul’s Church in Mishawaka, Indiana.
William James, like Isaiah, may rightly remind us that our lives are not the center of the universe, but James is unable to say as Isaiah says to the people of Judah “Here is your God!”
Slater Armstrong writes: “Advent is a season of preparation, of conforming our lives to the reality that Christ is coming in triumph. I am aware of no place on earth that celebrates this watching with greater diligence or devotion than in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan.”
By Michael Poon
Accountability and interdependence express our communal life: “one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father” (Eph. 4:4-6).
By Ephraim Radner
Is General Convention a true council of the Church, and if so of what kind?
Review by David Heetderks
Many listeners have likely heard Handel’s Messiah (1742) countless times and could sing many of its tunes from memory, but know comparatively less about Charles Jennens’s motivations for assembling its libretto, the conventions of the oratorio genre in which it was written, or Handel’s reasons for turning to the oratorio after several years of composing operas.