Essays & Reviews

Essay for readers of the Living Church

Defending the Bishops

By Benjamin Guyer Today Diarmaid MacCulloch’s writing has been shown to be selective, speculative, tendentious and agenda-ridden. [Updated 3/29/12]

Let Us Reclaim Our Family

By Brian Cox The Toward Jerusalem Council II movement seeks reconciliation between Jews and Gentiles, drawing its vision from the first Council of Jerusalem.

Church vs. Reich

By Leander Harding The Church can only help, in the middle of the disorder of the world, by really being the Church.

Two Communion Cultures

By Peter M. Doll Here is the challenge the Covenant poses to the churches of the Anglican Communion: to commit themselves to a deeper fellowship with one another.

Spatial Catholicity

By Mark D. Chapman Conflict over what is necessary to salvation is part of what it is to be a catholic Christian. The local needs therefore to relate to the universal. Catholicity cannot be limited purely to one’s own context.

Art of Forgiveness

The Confessional is an installation meant to provoke reflection on the radical nature of forgiveness. The idea was born through artist Carole Baker’s struggle to forgive someone after she felt deeply wounded.

Walking Together in Haiti

By Mark Harris Haiti is more than Port-au-Prince, more than the earthquake of 2010, more than “the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere,” more than a place that needs our help.

Outward and Visible Penance

By Nicholas Porter and Dawn Stegelmann Much to our delight and surprise, and with the enthusiastic support of our vestry and parishioners, we encountered numerous people of faith who welcomed the opportunity to receive ashes.