New: 1/23 TLC Online

The January 23 Parish Ministry issue of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Our cover introduces a package of three articles on the Most Rev. Desmond Mpilo Tuto, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning former Archbishop of Cape Town, who died the day after Christmas. Mark Michael traces the archbishop’s earthly journey in an obituary; Vicentia Kgabe, the seventh Bishop of Lesotho, shares her memories of the second Bishop of Lesotho (Tutu); and biographer Michael Battle describes how Tutu urged us to think beyond racial identity.

In other news, Kirk Petersen reports on arrangements to oversee same-sex marriage rites in the Diocese of Albany, and looks ahead to the election of the Rev. Gay Jennings’s successor as president of the House of Deputies.

Sarah Hinlicky Wilson delves into the long-standing debate over infant baptism, while Neva Rae Fox profiles an exciting new chapter for a seminary in Taiwan.

Ministries everywhere are pivoting into pandemic mode for the long term, and Jonathan French offers some tips that worked at his Florida church.

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.


  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu Dies at 90
    By Mark Michael


  • Desmond Tutu: Bishop, Pastor, Mentor
    By Vicentia Kgabe
  • Tutu’s Legacy: Habits of Restoration and Resurrection
    By Michael Battle


  • Baptism: God’s Work Upon Us
    By Sarah Hinlicky Wilson
  • New Life for a Taiwanese Seminary
    By Neva Rae Fox
  • Pandemic Pivoting | By Jonathan French
  • From the Archives: At Least I Can Kneel
    By Grace Sears


  • Why Can’t Church Be More Like an AA Meeting?
    Review by Chilton R. Knudsen
  • 2020s Foresight: Three Vital Practices for Thriving
    in a Decade of Accelerating Change
    Review by Matt Marino


  • People & Places
  • Sunday’s Readings


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