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In the cover story of the Architecture & Music issue, Stephen Herbert explores restoration efforts for a pre-Civil War church in the Georgia Piedmont region.

Jamie Howison draws music and architecture together, describing what his congregation learned from the acoustics of a temporary dislocation.

Jerry F. Davidson shares how he listens for God’s voice in liturgical music.

A robust news section includes three articles on intra-Anglican relations:

  • Mark Michael’s “Seeking Communion in the Midst of Disagreement” describes a two-day consultation with a diverse group of Anglican and Episcopal bishops and other leaders.
  • You can also read Mark’s account of what Archbishop Justin Welby called “the most constructive and creative” Primates Meeting of his tenure.
  • Meanwhile Kirk Petersen provides an in-depth assessment of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) and the remarkable institution that church has become in little more than a decade.

On the broader ecumenical front, “Farewell, Methodist Catholicism” traces the history of Anglo-Methodist relations, in the context of a potential split in the United Methodist Church.

Politics is in the air, and G. Jeffrey MacDonald and Mark Hatch take separate looks at how the campaign intersects with the Church in New Hampshire.

John D. Alexander tells of World War II Anglican bishop who denounced the bombing of Dresden — before it happened.

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NEWS

  • Seeking Communion in the Midst of Disagreement
  • ACNA Communiqué Reflects an Emerging Institution
  • Primates Say They Will Walk Forward Together

FEATURES

  • Bird-Dogging and Bridge-Building:
    New Hampshire Clergy and the Primary
    By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
  • Via Media Ministry in the Political Battleground
    By Mark Hatch
  • Belonging to Our Place | By Jamie Howison
  • Hearing God’s Voice | By Jerry F. Davidson
  • The Bishop Who Foretold Dresden
    By John D. Alexander
  • The Gnat Line’s Gothic Treasure | By Stephen Herbert

EDITORIAL

  • Farewell, Methodist Catholicism

BOOKS

  • Trains, Jesus and Murder | Review by Jody Howard
  • The Ecumenism of Beauty | Review by Stephen Platten

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