New: 6/14 TLC Online

The June 14 expanded edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

In our cover story, G. Jeffrey MacDonald describes how congregations around the country are starting or expanding gardens — like the Victory Gardens of World War I and II — to help support food banks.

Kirk Petersen writes about the newfound dangers of choral music, and explains why it may be quite a while before choirs perform in person again.

Mark Michael reports from the worldwide Anglican Communion about cost-cutting in the Church of England; a new bishop for Egypt and the planned Province of Alexandria; and a missionary in Nigeria who is recovering from a shooting.

Wesley Arning shares his experience leading a parish where the previous priest committed suicide.

Robert Alan Glover gets some tips from a man who helps parishes make videos

In words and pictures, Mark Clavier describes seeking God on a mountaintop in Wales.

Christine Havens explores the “cli-fi” climate genre, and in Cornerstones, Simon Cotton explores a thousand-year-old chapel that looms above a French village.

In Culture, Retta Blaney interviews playwright Darrel Alejandro Holnes, whose latest play, Bayano, debuted at the National Black Theatre in Harlem.

Book reviews: Like There’s No Tomorrow and Climage Generation, both on climate change; two books of devotions by Russ Levenson; and a bishop reviews Sacrificing the Church, on ecumenical theology.

In the Ethics column, Andrew Thompson examines climate change as a challenge to Christ’s lordship of all creation.

De terra veritas considers 19th-century Bishop Jackson Kember in the context of Part Time Is Plenty, by G. Jeffrey MacDonald and based in part on his reporting for TLC.

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  • Choir Is Now Dangerous | By Kirk Petersen


  • Picking Up the Pieces Together | By Wesley Arning
  • When Seeing Definitely is Believing | By Robert Alan Glover
  • Finding God at Cwm Cau | By Mark Clavier
  • CORNERSTONES: Making Lemonade in the Auvergne | By Simon Cotton
  • Clif-Fi: What Is It and Why Is It Important to the Church? | By Christine Havens


  • Breaking From Things That Oppress Us | By Retta Blaney


  • Like There’s No Tomorrow | Review by Pam Hyde
  • Climate Generation | Review by Lucas Briola
  • Bits of Heaven and Finding Shelter | Review by Patrick Gahan
  • Sacrificing the Church | Review by John Bauerschmidt


  • Climate Change and the Lordship of Christ | By Andrew Thompson


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  • People & Places
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