New: 12/19 TLC Online

The December 19 Christmas issue of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

In our cover story, Zac Koons paints a word picture of Antoni Gaudi’s Bible out of stone, “the most ambitious piece of Christian architecture in the modern era,” at the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

In News, Kirk Petersen reports the resignation of the head of Sewanee, the university owned by the Episcopal Church, in anticipation of an ambassador appointment. Mark Michael covers the recent Primates’ Meeting and the founding of a new Anglican seminary in Canada. Rosie Dawson describes an evolving two-party system in the General Synod of the Church of England.

A church in Oregon is clashing with the leadership of its town over a homeless ministry, and Neva Rae Fox has the story. Wes Hill is attuned to the message of salvation for Christmas.

In a long-standing tradition, TLC employees and friends offer eclectic suggestions for Christmas gifts. Olive oil from Palestine can connect a loved one in a physical way with the life of Jesus.

In Ethics, Deonna D. Neal delves into the moral implications of drone warfare.

All this plus more news, book reviews, obituaries, and Sunday’s Readings, from an independent voice serving the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion since 1878. Consider subscribing today.


  • Sewanee Leader Resigns, Diplomatic Post in the Offing
    By Kirk Petersen


  • ‘Fiercely Contested’ Church of England Synod Gathers
    By Rosie Dawson
  • Homeless Ministry Sparks Small-Town Battle
    By Neva Rae Fox
  • Gift Ideas from Friends of The Living Church
  • Salvation Himself | By Wesley Hill
  • The Christmas Story in Stone | By Zac Koons


  • Drone Warfare Wounds Our Warriors
    By Deonna D. Neal


  • Systematic Theology, Volume 2
    Review by Wesley Hill
  • Reclaiming Rest
    Review by Abigail Woolley Cutter
  • The Message of Joshua and Joshua
    Review by Hannah Armidon


  • People & Places
  • Sunday’s Readings

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