New: 11/3 TLC Online

The November 3 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

In this World Mission issue, Mark Michael reports on a colloquium held in Lambeth Palace  and Westminster Abbey, where church leaders and theologians from around the world discussed the historic 1920 Lambeth Conference, and examined its implications as the 2020 Lambeth Conference approaches.

Richard Mammana interviews Bill Jancewicz, an American linguist who has devoted a quarter of a century to translating the New Testament into Naskapi, an indigenous language spoken by just over 1,000 people in an Anglican community in Northern Canada called Kawawachikamach.

Sarah Hinlicky Wilson, a Lutheran pastor in Tokyo, describes wrestling with three different sets of Japanese script — kanji, hiragana, and katakana — to become a missionary in a country where many people say they love Jesus, but less than 1 percent of the population is Christian.

John Thorpe describes the lavishly beautiful Lindisfarne Gospels, and traces their story through 1,300 years of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Anglican tradition.

There are reviews of books featuring the dignity of the “back row” of American society, the importance of small-town ministry, and the roots of the Anglican Communion in the first Lambeth Conference, in 1867.

In his Cæli enarrant column, Christopher Wells examines how the teachings of St. Augustine may have relevance for the prospect of closer communion between factions of Episcopalians and Anglicans.

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  • Lambeth 1920 and Its Legacy
    By Mark Michael


  • Twenty Minutes with Bill Jancewicz
    God’s Word in Northern Canada
    By Richard J. Mammana
  • Dispatch from a Bewildered Missionary
    By Sarah Hinlicky Wilson


  • ‘Translating the Faith’: The Lindisfare Gospels
    By John Thorpe


  • Dignity | Review by Daniel Martins
  • A Big Gospel in Small Places
    Review by Alex Pryor
  • The Lambeth Conference | Review by Jeremy Worthen


  • Cæli enarrant
  • People & Places
  • Sunday’s Readings


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