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...

On Justice

By Daniel Martins The brutal murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers on May 25 triggered an explosive response across the nation (and beyond) that has riveted attention on the issue of racism —... Read More...

Cultivating Hope

By Daniel Martins The coronavirus lockdown has affected different people in many different ways. When I am tempted to feel sorry for myself, I am brought up short by the recollection of those whose lives hav... Read More...

Of Hymns and Missionaries

By Daniel Martins One of the spiritual practices in which I regularly engage is to sit down at a piano or organ keyboard with a hymnal and just play through hymns, allowing myself ample opportunity to reflec... Read More...