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John Bauerschmidt

The Rt. Rev. John Bauerschmidt is the 11th Bishop of Tennessee. A native of South Carolina, he was consecrated bishop in 2007, having previously served parishes in Western Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Louisiana. He served in the Church of England from 1987 to 1991, and holds a DPhil in theology from Oxford University, where Oliver O’Donovan supervised his work. He has a continuing interest in the early Church (especially Augustine, the subject of his doctoral thesis), as well as in 17th-century Anglicanism. He owes an abiding debt to the Oxford Movement for his spiritual formation. Bishop John is married to Caroline, and they are the parents of three children.

War (II)

In the last two years since the beginning of the war against Ukraine, it has become even more clear that the conflict is existential,...

Good Friday

Good Friday is the premier occasion in the church year for solemn intercession. Though the liturgical observance of the day has varied in different...

Rome & Canterbury

This January I participated in a unique pilgrimage and summit, “Growing Together,” sponsored by the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCCUM)....

Travelogue

This summer, through the generosity of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee, I was able to take a long-planned sabbatical. It had been nine years...

Holy Desire and Good Counsel

By John Bauerschmidt Cranmer’s 1549 prayer book, and subsequent editions, continued the use of a collect first found in the eighth-century Gelasian sacramentary, one identified...

Bishops and Coherence

At its General Synod this year, the Anglican Church of Canada will consider a Constitutional change that would diminish the role of its House of...

Kenneth Roberts, American

By John Bauerschmidt Literary fashion comes and goes, even in the more resilient popular sphere, and can deal unevenly with novelists. Kenneth Roberts, who died...

A Tale of Two Ecclesiologies

By John Bauerschmidt The connection between ecumenism and ecclesiology is fairly straightforward: when we consider the question of the unity of the Church, we are...

Episcopal Ministry

By John Bauerschmidt The coincidence of this summer’s Lambeth Conference, a gathering of bishops from all over the worldwide Anglican Communion, and my 16th year...

Seek the Peace of the City

By John Bauerschmidt Alasdair MacIntyre’s 1981 book, After Virtue, was published in the same year I began my seminary training, and I owe it an...