Essays & Reviews

Essay for readers of the Living Church

Second Annunciation

By Jon Adamson When Mary spoke in the Magi’s tongue, she declared the Good News of salvation that was to come to the ends of the earth.

Politics, Ashes, and Easter

By David L. Holmes In the Bible and in the Quran, forty is the number traditionally used to signify a solemn period during which God reveals his purposes to his people.

Honoring Oliver O’Donovan

By Mark L. MacDonald We are unanimous in our conviction that O’Donovan’s work is transformative and unique in its relevance to the Church’s present and future.

God Is in the Neighborhood

Allan Crite was a painter of urban life. Much less familiar are his works devoted to Christian themes such as the illustrations he did for a small volume on the Mass published by Cowley Press.

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.