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Negative Capability: A Pastoral Virtue

What does the poet John Keats have to teach the pastors of the church? John Bauerschmidt expands on a suggestion of Eugene Peterson, and suggests how we need to maximize  our “negative capability.”

ACNA’s Scandals and Mine

By Steve Schlossberg Reading an article the other day about recent sexual abuse scandals in ACNA, I found myself enjoying it. I don’t know if an ugly smirk actually crawled across my face as I read the artic... Read More...

What Roy Gets About Worship

By Mark Michael On that sweltering morning last July when we held our first service of pandemic-season public worship at Saint Francis, Potomac, Roy was there. There was no vaccine, and lots we didn’t know y... Read More...

Memory Lane Monday: On Memorization

From the archives: Jordan Hylden and Mac Stewart consider the https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2015/11/19/forgetting-our-memory-verses/ https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2015/02/02/a-pitch-for-memorizati... Read More...

Benediction and the Hybrid Church

By Curt Norman Churches across the United States are returning to in-person worship following more than a year of gathering primarily online. Physical distancing created a particular dilemma for Episcopalian... 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...