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Charlie Clauss

When Charlie and his wife arrived in Colorado Springs in the mid to late 1990s, they joined an Episcopal church. Living in the South, with a Baptist church on every corner, Charlie was a Lutheran. Now living in Minnesota, with a Lutheran church on every corner, he is an Episcopalian.

The ‘E-Word,’ Part Two

In part one I made the case that evangelism and salvation must be reunited in our thinking. A part of the core nature of...

The ‘E-Word’

A rector tells the story of publicizing an adult forum that she called “The E-word.” She didn’t tell her class members what the E-word was,...

Of Suffering and Joy

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he existed in the form of God, did not regard...

The Great Conspiracy

You can’t reason a man out of a position he didn’t reason himself into in the first place. —Mark Twain Discussion of conspiracy theories has become...

Mystery and Objectivity in Christian Unity

Fr. Matthew Olver, in his essay “Unity’s Fire,” gives us a powerful account of why the question of Christian unity stands central to the...

Preach the Gospel at All Times

By Charlie Clauss “Preach the gospel at all times; when necessary, use words.” —Attributed to St. Francis If there is one thing that unites people across many...

Dreading Pentecost

By Charlie Clauss I found it odd the first time such a letter made its way to my hands, but to have it occur a...

The Real ‘Great Divide’

By Charlie Clauss In The Gulag Archipelago, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn tells the story of the Soviet gulag. He sprinkles in pieces of autobiography: while an officer...

Tracing Alpha’s Story

In the latter half of the 20th century, Christianity faced a variety of challenges. Two world wars had delivered severe blows to the hubris...

Law, Grace, and the Path of Discipleship

By Charlie Clauss At the 1991 Annual Christian Renewal Conference in Colorado, John Rogers spoke about his time participating in Episcopal — Lutheran dialogue. With...