Ecclesiology

Tradition and a Tree

By Timothy P. O’Malley One of the great gifts of homeschooling — which our family began to practice during the pandemic — is time. We have time to wake up in the morning rather than rush out the door. We hav... Read More...

Out with the Old, In with the Old

By Christopher Wells “To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often,” wrote John Henry Newman, with an inter-ecclesial bus ticket in his back pocket. He had doctrinal development in his si... Read More...

What Should Bishops Do?

By Leander S. Harding Not long after I was ordained some 40 years ago this June, our bishop took a leave for health reasons. After about six months he was back in office and a changed man with a winsome comb... Read More...

Sacrament of Maturity

By Sam Keyes Of all the sacraments, confirmation is the most widely misunderstood. Among Protestants, it often functions, at worst, as a mere coming-of-age ritual. At best, it gets described as something hav... Read More...

Church as Family

By Neil Dhingra Should we think of the church as a family? Tolstoy famously wrote, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” and the line also seems to apply to the ch... 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...