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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

Same Sex Blessings in the C of E: ‘The Bus Rolls On’

The Church of England’s General Synod has narrowly backed standalone services for blessing same-sex unions alongside a provision for conservative parishes to register for alternative episcopal oversight.

ACNA’s New Archbishop: Passionate for Evangelism

“Roughly 130 million people in America do not know Jesus Christ,” Archbishop Wood said. “That is the most animated aspect of who I am: I want everyone to come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.”

A Chorus of Chaos at Winchester Cathedral

Amid public accusations of bullying, Winchester Cathedral has lost its 22-year director of music, the senior non-executive member of its chapter, and half of its lay clerks.

General Convention COVID Cases Exceed 100

At least a dozen bishops are among the infected.

Closing General Convention in a Rush

The pressures of time led to a number of widely-supported compromises: new liturgical canons that secured protections for conservatives alongside prayer book revisions desired by progressives, and a concession to the bishops’ insistence that the State of Israel is not an “apartheid” regime.

General Convention in Photos, Bonus Gallery

Bishops Against Gun Violence is commemorating its tenth year.

PB-Elect Chooses a Simpler Installation

The Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe will be installed as the 28th Presiding Bishop in a “smaller, simpler” ceremony in the Episcopal Church Center's Chapel of Christ the Lord.

General Convention in Photos, June 28

A final gallery of photographs by Asher Imtiaz

Bishop Rowe’s Remarks to Deputies

“Our ministry together in the next nine years comes at a critical time for the Episcopal Church. It is not too strong to say that we’re facing an existential crisis.”

Indigenous Day of Remembrance Authorized

The remembrance is part of the church’s commitment to repenting of the Indian boarding school movement’s sins.