Commentary

Scripture, theology, ministry, mission.

Taking Time to Attend

By Christopher Wells But yet, O my God who made us, how can that honor I paid her be compared with her service to me? I was then left destitute of a great comfort in her, and my soul was stricken; and that lif... Read More...

Lessons from Our History

By Hannah Matis It is sometimes said of the Episcopal Church that its darkest hour was its first. The eldest province in the Anglican Communion beyond the British Isles, the church in the American colonies r... Read More...

Remembering the Future

By John Bauerschmidt One of the great themes of Advent is the Lord’s coming in glory at the end of time: the “Second Coming.” In modern lectionaries, the four-Sunday Advent season immediately before Christma... Read More...

Nourishing Memories, Chapter 3: Army

By Graham Kings  Introduction to the Army “So, why are we here?” “To keep the Russians out, the Germans down, and the Americans in.” That succinct reply to my question came in February 1973 in York Barr... Read More...

A High Regard for Scripture

By Bryan Owen  One of the things that struck me when I first started worshiping in the Episcopal Church was the prominent place of Scripture in the liturgy. In addition to three Scripture readings (plus a ps... Read More...

Matters of the Heart

By Jean McCurdy Meade This summer I had some problems with my heart which required several procedures and two hospitalizations, with tests, treatments, and meds. While praying to the good Lord for healing fo... Read More...

Coronavirus and Communion in One Kind

By Drew Nathaniel Keane In response to the continued risks posed by COVID-19, many churches have restricted all communicants except the presider from reception of the sacramental wine. This expedient has bee... Read More...