Parables, Power, and Perseverance

Mark 4:1-6:29 By Jonathan Turtle In chapters four through six of Mark’s Gospel, the reader is introduced to the purpose of Christ’s parables, the nature of Christ’s power, and the perseverance required of C... Read More...

Confronted by the Word

By Jonathan Turtle It is undoubtedly the case that exposure to the Bible — hearing it, reading it, praying it, meditating upon it — is central to the Christian life. Anglicans, of all people, heirs to the Th... Read More...

Reflections on Praying from Home

By Jonathan Turtle It’s Sunday morning and I am on holiday. My family (wife plus four children aged 9, 7, 4, and 2) and I have just finished saying Mass in the oratory I have erected in the modestly sized st... Read More...

Wholly to this One Thing

By Jonathan Turtle Christian priests and ministers of the gospel are called with precision and urgency to a single burning passion. Yes, particular individuals may have many and varied interests but the offi... Read More...

How to Save a Dying Church

If you’re a Christian in the West chances are your church is in decline. And if you are a mainline Christian in the West well, you had a good run.