By Neva Rae Fox Correspondent Two sons of an archdeacon in Lebanon, called the Boys from Beirut, are returning to the United States for another year of schooling and cultural exchanges. This is thanks to a partnership among the Diocese of Maine, the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, a prestigious private school, an active Maine church, a pair of mission-minded adults, and two … [Read more...] about Beirut Boys Return to Maine for Another Year of Schooling
By Dennis Raverty The exhibition Turner’s Modern World, organized by the Tate Gallery in London and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, focused on Joseph Mallord William Turner’s later work, among the most radical painting executed anywhere during the entire 19th century. The exhibition’s title was inspired by the five-volume magnum opus of the Victorian art critic John Ruskin, … [Read more...] about Turner’s Apocalyptic Vision
Black and Episcopalian: The Struggle for Inclusion By Gayle Fisher-Stewart Church Publishing, pp. 176, $19.95 As an Amazon Associate, TLC earns from qualifying purchases. Review by Brandt L. Montgomery The Rev. Gayle Fisher-Stewart’s Black and Episcopalian offers a survey of the Black diaspora’s presence within the Episcopal Church, insights from Black … [Read more...] about Living the Inclusion We Profess
By Retta Blaney Rush-hour traffic streams north on Madison Avenue, and people hurry along the sidewalk on their way to work. Similar scenes are unfolding all over midtown Manhattan, but at 35th Street, with buses stopping noisily just feet away, a priest in white alb and green stole stands quietly waiting in front of the church on the corner. Few people notice, and even … [Read more...] about Sharing the Blessings on Manhattan’s Streets
These excerpts are from the February 17, 1952 edition of The Living Church. A belated correction: Elizabeth II was never Queen of Ireland (except for Northern Ireland), although her father was King of Ireland until 1949, when Ireland became a republic. The Church's Leading Layman George VI, King of England and the leading layman of the Anglican Communion, died peacefully … [Read more...] about Archives: TLC’s Coverage of the Previous Royal Succession
We the People By R. William Franklin In the 15 years after the War of 1812, the population in the region between Utica and Buffalo, New York, increased 150 percent. The Second Great Awakening’s revivalist preaching made tens of thousands of converts. Noting the work of Pentecostal fire, observers called the region “the Burned-Over District.” New York’s third Episcopal … [Read more...] about Assessing John Henry Hobart’s Evolving Vision
Ecclesiology for a Digital Church: Theological Reflections for a New Normal By Heidi Campbell and John DyerSCM Press, pp. 224, $64 As an Amazon Associate, TLC earns from qualifying purchases. Reviewed by John Mason Lock The opening weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic were for many clergy and laity the first experience of online worship. Churches have been using … [Read more...] about Is Digital Church Really Pentecost 4.0?
By Dylan Thayer Few priests exude entrepreneurial energy quite like the Rev. Jenifer Gamber. It is a muggy June day when we settle in for brisket tacos and seafood soup at a Mexican restaurant near Washington National Cathedral to discuss Gamber’s work as program director for the Tending Our Soil initiative, a program developed by the Diocese of Washington in conjunction … [Read more...] about D.C. Initiative Opens Churches to ‘the World Around Us’