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The Living Church Foundation is a ministry of unity that champions the catholic and evangelical faith by supporting and resourcing the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion through our publications, programs, and products. A 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization, TLC is a foundation governed by members of the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion and was founded in 1878.

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WHAT WE DO

The Magazine
Our flagship publication, The Living Church is published in print twelve times a year and has been in continuous publications since 1878. Every issue includes news and commentary on the issues of the day, reflections on ministry and theology, obituaries and ministry transitions, and commentary on the Sunday lectionary. Our website publishes all the contents of the print magazine along with daily online-only content and an archive of past issues. Click here today to subscribe and here to join our email list for Daily Devotions, the daily Covenant articles (TLC’s online journal), the Weekly from TLC, and Books and Culture, monthly reviews from TLC.

Print Media
Since 1983, TLC has published The Episcopal Musician’s Handbook, the essential tool for assisting clergy, musicians and laity in preparing meaningful worship in the Anglican tradition. Anglicans Believe is a series of pamphlets focused on classic topics of Anglican theology, such as faith, prayer, and the Eucharist, that are also available for free download in SpanishThe Living Church Books presents historical and theological materials and pastoral resources for Anglican and other Christian readers.

Covenant: TLC’s Online Journal
Without peer in the Anglican Communion as an online locus of sound teaching and deep formation in Christian faith and catholic unity, Covenant is TLC’s Online Journal that publishes an article every weekday from a team of around 40 invited Contributors and also receives solicited articles from theologians and leaders. Founded as a blog in 2007, Covenant took its place within the ministry of the Living Church Foundation in 2009.

The Podcast
Our twice-monthly podcast features a regular compendium of interviews and discussions at the intersection of faith, culture, and Anglican life. Tune in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or here.

Digital Resources

  • The Living Word Plus is a paid subscription containing sermon resources to help engage the Revised Common Lectionary readings for the following Sunday. Each week, subscribers receive at least three contemporary sermons from gifted preachers around the world, excerpts from classic homiletical, theological, and devotional texts, and articles on relevant themes from the archives of The Living Church magazine and Covenant, TLC’s online journal.A free version is also available.
  • Illuminations is a lector’s aid for Sunday worship to encourage congregational comprehension. Each weekly downloadable PDF guide provides concise introductions to the lessons as listed in the Prayer Book Lectionary and Revised Common Lectionary. Subscriptions are available monthly and yearly.
  • TLC’s Daily Devotional provides a free meditation on one of the Scripture lessons from the Daily Office Lectionary of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer delivered to your inbox each morning.
  • The Weekly from TLC delivers the top articles from The Living Church and Covenant every Friday.
  • Books and Culture is a monthly newsletter with book, film, and culture reviews from TLC.

Events
TLC hosts public conferences, seminars, courses, teaching days, and webinars in partnership with congregations, dioceses, and churchwide institutions, both at home and abroad. Anglican identity, the call to Christian unity, and reconciliation have been areas of special focus.

Financial Support
As a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit, more than half of TLC’s revenue comes from contributions from hundreds of individuals, parishes, dioceses, and institutions, including Our Partners. The rest comes from subscriptions, The Episcopal Musician’s Handbook and our other Resources, and advertising.

Latest Articles

Ayala Harris Preaches on Jesus’ Presence

“We are bound together by a love that is stronger than any storm.”

Steve Wood Elected ACNA Archbishop

Steve Wood serves as Bishop of the Carolinas and rector of St. Andrew’s Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Revival Rocks the Arena

More than 2,000 people, plus an online audience, joined Presiding Bishop Michael Curry in his last revival in that role. Applause, laugher, and cheers punctuated his sermon.

Curry Exudes Optimism & Good Health

“Don’t you worry about this church. Don’t you weep, and don’t you moan. Just roll up your sleeves and let’s get to work.”

Committee Divides on Prayer Book Redefinition

General Convention’s Committee on Constitution and Canons issued a rare split decision on a major issue at its first in-person meeting on June 22.

PB Nominees Address Church’s Future

Five nominees for Presiding Bishop tackled questions about church structure, reconciliation, self-care, and leadership in a well-attended pre-election forum.

Challengers Make Their Cases Against Ayala Harris

The two people trying to unseat President of the House of Deputies Julia Ayala Harris made their final pitches June 21, on the eve of General Convention.

Welcome to Louisville!

Here are several sightseeing recommendations not too far from the Kentucky International Convention Center at the corner of 4th and Jefferson Streets.

GSFA, ACNA, and the Future of Conservative Anglicanism

The impulse to communion, the desire “to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace,” is etched deeply into Anglicans’ life. We may talk like evangelicals, but we usually end up acting like Catholics.

Canterbury Cathedral Offers Same-sex Blessings

The dean and the cathedral’s governing chapel approved these blessings unanimously, and consulted with the Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin of Dover.