New: 2/7 TLC Online

The February 7 Architecture & Music issue of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

The cover story is a seven-page photo essay by Dallas-based photographer Mo Sadjadpour, celebrating the joy and passion for worshipping God among the faithful in Bujumbura, Burundi.

In News, Kirk Petersen reports on a January 11 panel of five professionals from the Episcopal Church Center involved in public policy issues, as they looked ahead with optimism to the incoming Biden administration.

There is optimism, also, in a TLC Editorial titled “Prayers for a New Beginning.” The essay expresses the hope that the secular High Mass of the inauguration may mark the beginning of a decline of divisiveness.

Simon Cotton traces the history of an ancient English church and its unusual neo-Babylonian tower.

Many churches rent space to compatible organizations. G. Jeffrey MacDonald explains how the pandemic is disrupting a lot of these relationships, which can be an important source of income for a church.

Tish Harrison Warren sings praises of the Compline service.

Jesse Masai describes a Kenyan-Japanese couple who met at church in England and are building a life in Kenya as musical entrepreneurs.

Between lockdowns, Sara Schumacher reviews an exhibit of paintings about sin at the National Gallery in London.

Simon Cuff explains why the city is a theological concept.

Additional News stories include Mark Michael on potential staff reductions at the Anglican Communion Office, and Neva Rae Fox on planning for Ash Wednesday in a pandemic. Two American seminaries forge a deeper partnership, and the Church of Kenya names its first female bishop, after an election that was later challenged.

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  • Looking Ahead in the Biden Administration


  • Prayers for a New Beginning


  • What a Tower! | By Simon Cotton
  • Boosting Mission, Saving Money: Post-Covid
    Space Sharing | By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
  • Finding Compline | By Tish Harrison Warren
  • Rejoice in the Lord! | Photo essay by Mo Sadjadpour
  • Kenyan-Japanese Couple Croons Amidst Covid-19
    By Jesse Masai


  • Sin’s Entry | By Sara Schumacher


  • Cities (of People) of God | By Simon Cuff


  • Christopher Wren: In Search of Eastern Antiquity
    Review by Ben Lima
  • Art and Faith | Review by Matt Erickson
  • New Llanthony Abbey | Review by Peter Eaton


  • People & Places
  • Sunday’s Readings


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