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New: 9/22 TLC Online

This Fall Books issue includes a report from Kirk Petersen about churches in the Appalachians running summer reading camps for kids with reading deficits, and an article by G. Jeffrey MacDonald about monks who are practicing the ancient trade of book-binding as new technology disrupts the market. 

VTS Breaks Ground in Funding Reparations

Virginia Theological Seminary is creating a $1.7 million endowment that will fund “activities and programs that promote justice and inclusion,” including “the particular needs of any descendants of enslaved persons that worked at the Seminary.”

Robust Conversation on Prayer Book Revision

The essays collectively provide a careful reflection on where we are as a church with the current 1979 Book of Common Prayer. The assumption is that if we are to talk about revision, we must first recognize the revolution of the liturgical movement, and second, ask if we as a church have actually lived into its vision.

Episcopal Membership Continues to Decline

Membership and attendance continued to decline in the Episcopal Church, according to results from the 2018 parochial reports that each congregation is supposed to file yearly. Plate and pledge income was roughly flat compared to 2017.