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Children, Hope, and Our Declining Churches

This review discusses suicide. P.D. James’s dystopian novel, The Children of Men, describes an unnerving world in which humanity suddenly and collectively loses the ability...

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,...

Green Cars and the Presence of God

"I feel God all around me.” My daughter, 6, said to me right before she drifted off to sleep. More often than not, the last...

IVF And the Poorest of the Poor

Much public outrage followed the decision in February by Alabama’s Supreme Court to recognize cryogenically frozen embryos as people. Hundreds of thousands of these...

The RCL: Remarkable, Practical, Everyday Christian Unity

The announcement of a potential full communion agreement between the Episcopal Church and the United Methodist Church (which was approved by the UMC’s General...

‘Where Your Treasure Is’: A Call to Financial Rightsizing

The Episcopal Church has been my home for the past 30 years. It is where I encountered Jesus in a real and powerful way....

Coleridge: Robert Frost’s Numinosity, Don Quixote’s Enchantment, and Ephrem the Syrian’s Poetry

Coleridge is a monthly digest of noteworthy items in theology and the arts. Music Frank La Rocca’s Requiem for the Forgotten “stirs the soul” (Classical Music...

Say No to the ‘Taterix’

Two school years ago, during a dinner in the Saint James School refectory, a former male student asked me, “Father Montgomery, what do you...

Christianity’s Future

In 2000, I made a presentation in the Diocese of Texas on the importance of the 20/20 movement for the future of the Episcopal...

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