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Against Those Who Hate Jewish Flesh

For most Jews, life since October 7, 2023, has been a flood of emotions: fear, anger, depression, fatigue. For those of us who are...

Desperately Needing to Be Heard

Recently I attended a healing prayer conference in Dallas that featured one of the founders of Christian Healing Ministries, Judith MacNutt. Her late husband,...

Deacons Presiding at the Altar?

“Grant that all those who do confess thy holy Name may agree in the truth of thy holy Word, and live in unity and...

War (II)

In the last two years since the beginning of the war against Ukraine, it has become even more clear that the conflict is existential,...

Anglicanism and Depression

With the launch of TLC‘s new website, you can now subscribe to Covenant, receiving it every day right in your inbox. — Editor. “Good blazing fires” — that’s...

Abolition Is Gospel Work

Jesus’ mission to “bring liberty to captives” (Luke 4:18) and his self-identification with prisoners in Matthew 25:36 call his church to particular care and...

Personhood, Relationship, and Being

Christos Yannaras is relatively unknown among Christian readers in the West. He writes and lectures exclusively in Greek and only a handful of his...

Breathe on Me, Breath of God

With the launch of TLC's new website, you can now subscribe to Covenant, receiving it every day right in your inbox. — Editor. “The Holy Spirit is...

Awash in a Sea of Division

With the launch of TLC's new website, you can now subscribe to Covenant, receiving it every day right in your inbox. — Editor. This essay is excerpted...

The Holy Ghost, the Comforter

Te Deum Laudamus Sometimes we hear people in church seek to eliminate gendered words for God in our prayers. Now that I am in the...

Alexander Schmemann on Secularism

I have for many years recommended “How the World Lost Its Story” by the late Robert Jenson as a brilliant, succinct, and prophetic analysis of...

You Lose When You Deny Death

In the first seven years at my parish, I have commended to God the souls of over 40 people. The first ten came in...

Jesus’ Bible

"Do you know that the Bible begins in the middle of a sentence?” The seminarians in my living room look at me pityingly, and...

Biographical Insights into the Evolution of Theology

Theologians need to be aware of literature in many languages in the broadest possible sense. Biographies, in particular, can be instructive. Sometimes reading an...

The Trinity in Arabic

As part of my class on the Trinity this year, I looked into Arabic Christian theology. This stuff isn’t well known by Western theologians,...

Why Is the Resurrection Good News?

If, come Easter morning, a preacher mounted the steps of the pulpit and proclaimed, “Hitler is risen!” I doubt that anyone would reply, “He...

Life Has Its Own Mortal Loveliness

Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead, St. Paul, and the Transfiguration of Mortality Adapted from a presentation given March 6 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Houston. I...

Mary, Mother of Unity for the 21st Century

"A sword will pierce your own soul too” (Luke 2:35) said Simeon to Mary. There are many layers to Simeon’s haunting prophecy. Might one of...

Rome & Canterbury

This January I participated in a unique pilgrimage and summit, “Growing Together,” sponsored by the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission (IARCCUM)....

God’s Remedy

The Comfortable Words Through these first few weeks of Lent, we have studied the four Comfortable Words, found in our Book of Common Prayer and...

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