A Short Course in Suffering

By Daniel Martins  Susanne, my late mother-in-law, was a devout believer. Raised in a strict Anabaptist faith community, she left that tradition as a young adult over what she thought was an excessive legali... Read More...

A Reflection Upon Retirement

By Daniel Martins Not long ago, I authored a book review, appearing in The Living Church, of a collection of reflections, by a dozen or so retired priests of the Church of England, on the experience of retir... Read More...

The Ascension: Waiting to Inhale

By Daniel Martins We all begin our lives as fetuses. We all had the experience of developing in utero and receiving necessary oxygen from our mother’s blood supply by means of an umbilical cord, and we’ve al... Read More...

On Good Funerals

What are some “best practices” for the ritual observance of a Christian's death that we should strive not to surrender to the secular culture?

The Holy Innocents

By Daniel Martins The notion of "innocence" has an interesting range of meaning. At a literal and concrete level, it denotes absence of guilt or culpability in relation to a specific act or series of acts. O... Read More...

On Bishop Love

By Daniel Martins First, a disclaimer: I am a bishop member of the Communion Partners, and much of what I write here concerns the Communion Partners directly. While I am reasonably confident that most or all... Read More...