The light of reason

Richard Hooker’s commitment to reason placed him firmly athwart the development of more revolutionary theological agendas. But reason has changed in our day.

Paschal mystery

Liturgy closes the distance between our own time and the events of salvation history, and our identification with those events is an essential part of how this takes place.

A sense of place

When I was first consecrated and people asked me how I liked my new ministry as bishop, I used to reply that I thought it would take me at least five years to figure out the answer to that question.

Czeslaw Milosz: horrors, history, poetry

Reading about poetry can never be a substitute for the experience itself! If not Milosz, someone else; but you will be hard pressed to discover a surer guide to the human experience or a more gifted voice to interpret it.

What’s in a name?

"The Episcopal Church in" is becoming a replacement for "The Episcopal Diocese of." Thoughtful reflection on the nature of Christian community is in danger of being extinguished.

Paschal penitence

The New Testament suggests that there is nothing more paschal in character, than the transitional moment represented by our repentance and God’s forgiveness.