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Stations of the Nativity

When artist Jonathan Grant agreed to produce a series of 14 Stations of the Nativity, he invited participation from the whole congregation of St. Paul’s Church in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Facing Nothingness, Facing God

William James, like Isaiah, may rightly remind us that our lives are not the center of the universe, but James is unable to say as Isaiah says to the people of Judah “Here is your God!”

Waiting for Jesus in Sudan

Slater Armstrong writes: “Advent is a season of preparation, of conforming our lives to the reality that Christ is coming in triumph. I am aware of no place on earth that celebrates this watching with greater d... Read more...

Rebooting Anglican Communication

By Michael Poon Accountability and interdependence express our communal life: “one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father” (Eph. 4:4-6).

The Cosmic Drama

Review by David Heetderks Many listeners have likely heard Handel’s Messiah (1742) countless times and could sing many of its tunes from memory, but know comparatively less about Charles Jennens’s motivations for assembling its libretto, the conventions of the oratorio genre in which it was written, or Handel’s reasons for turning to the oratorio after several years of composing operas.

The World in Small Boats

Review by Michael Poon These “Sermons from Oxford” testify to the bold ways that Professor Oliver O’Donovan undertook his preaching and teaching ministries for over 30 years, from Toronto to Oxford, and now in Edinburgh.

Born as a Servant

Review by Garwood P. Anderson This lovely book serves as a scholarly catalog for the “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus” exhibit.

We Need Healing, but Division Prevailed

By Lourdes Inapanta Immediately after the confirmation at General Convention in Anaheim of the election of Bishop Luis Fernando Ruiz, the Diocese of Central Ecuador was full of joy and hope, anticipating better days and a renewed church. At least that is what one group in the diocese was experiencing.

Uses and Abuses of the King James Version

By Mark A. Noll Although I agree wholeheartedly with most of what has been claimed about the beneficent legacy of the Authorized Version, as both a historian and a Christian it has seemed to me that other sides of the King James Version story deserve a hearing. What follows, therefore, is not an attempt to negate positive assessments, but rather an effort to add sober realism to what sometimes becomes runaway triumphalism.