The Oxford Handbook of Ecclesiology Edited by Paul Avis Oxford University Press. Pp. 672. $125 Review by Richard J. Mammana Ecclesiology is the study of “the Church’s manifold self-understanding in relation to a number of areas: the origins, structures, authority, doctrine, ministry, sacraments, unity, diversity, and mission of the Church, including its relation to … [Read more...] about The Thorough Authority of Paul Avis
Archives for March 29, 2019
By Dennis Raverty The Stations of the Cross at the Anglo-Catholic Church of St. John’s in the Village in New York City were written for that church by Greek Orthodox icon painter Christopher Kosmas in the late 1970s and were installed in 1982. The artist modified the traditional stations by combining them with Eastern iconography in a hybrid, amounting to a Greek Orthodox … [Read more...] about Incarnational Stations
By Zachary Guiliano “Climate change will create unavoidable homesickness,” Hannah Malcolm said in the first Theology Slam. “This is the world in which the image bearers of God reside. … This is the world where God himself died. … This is the world whose renewal we seek.” St. John’s Hoxton, an evangelical church near London’s Silicon Roundabout, hosted the event, “a search … [Read more...] about Theology Slam Winner Commends ‘Solastalgia’
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald For the past two months, worshipers at St. Columba’s Church in Washington, D.C., have been met by a new kind of greeter: an armed, off-duty police officer in a marked police vehicle. He is there to deter violence and respond if a gunman should ever open fire. Call it a sign of the times. St. Columba’s took the step as calls for security grew louder … [Read more...] about How Should Churches Protect their People?