Features

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.

Editorial: Getting to Yes

The proposed Anglican Communion Covenant has taken a battering lately in a handful of diocesan synods of the Church of England, thanks in part to an influential, if incoherent, campaign by the No Anglican Coven... Read more...

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.

Lent Light

“Ashes to go” is the relatively recent ecclesiastical fad of offering Ash Wednesday ashes to people on the street. The notion of taking the church to the people can be offered as a rationale for this behavior, but it hardly rises to the level of an adequate defense.

Non-linear Verite

The Tree of Life is nominated for three Academy Awards (best picture, best director, and best cinematography). It is also a film very few Episcopalians have seen. This strikes me as odd, particularly in light of the director’s background.