Essays & Reviews

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 2:37pm

By Mark McCall, Esq.
One of the allegations now being made against Bishop Lawrence is that the decision by the Diocese of South Carolina to continue to adhere to the prior Title IV canons rather than adopt the controversial new revisions constitutes abandonment by being an open renunciation of the discipline of TEC.

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 2:31pm

By Bryan D. Spinks
The International Anglican Liturgical Consultation (IALC) is one of the better-kept secrets of the Anglican Communion; few people know of its existence (since 1985), and even fewer read its reports. Usually its meetings pass largely unnoticed. This year’s meeting, like previous consultations, would probably have soon passed into oblivion, but for a presentation on same-sex blessing rites by a delegation from the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM).

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 2:20pm

By the Rev. Dr. Philip Turner and Mark McCall, Esq.
We have considered carefully the available information related to the allegations against Bishop Mark Lawrence that are currently under review by the Disciplinary Board for Bishops. That information discloses an extended and troubling sequence of events that raises serious questions about transparency in the church.

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 2:16pm

By Leander S. Harding
As a priest of the Diocese of South Carolina I have watched my bishop, the Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, work with good faith and at great personal cost to keep the diocese, as he says, “intact and in TEC.”

Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 1:52pm

By Titre Ande Georges
We need the right balance between the “one” and the “many.”

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 1:55pm

By Victoria Matthews
What would happen if the provinces of the Communion were equally dedicated to being in relationship one with another, no matter what?

Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 3:50pm

By Ralph McMichael
The ministry of bishops, and how this ministry is exercised, is the fulcrum point of the Anglican Communion.

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 1:59pm

By Robert W. Prichard
To find the beginnings of the Anglican Communion, one has to fast forward to 1838 and the efforts of two bishops who were desirous of a closer relationship between the Church of England and the Episcopal Church.

Friday, August 26, 2011 - 2:03pm

By Nathaniel W. Pierce
At its simplest level the concept of “covenant” includes three characteristics: relationship, definition, and accountability.

Friday, August 5, 2011 - 2:07pm

By John C. Bauerschmidt
Gathering is not simply a practical necessity for Christians: it is our vocation.