Commentary

Scripture, theology, ministry, mission.

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Anglicans and covenants: a very brief history

If the Church of England rejects the Anglican Covenant, how will it honor its ecumenical covenants? In 1964, the Church of England made covenanting central to its ecumenical endeavors; is it now abandoning that legacy? A historical review is necessary, for the Anglican Covenant is a historical document shaped by Anglican precedents.
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Bunch of grapes or bag of marbles?

My question is: Who knows the Anglican Communion best and has the most up to date information concerning the consequences of the failure of the Covenant? Is it Jonathan Clatworthy, who has prepared the No Anglican Covenant Coalition paper, or the Archbishop of Canterbury, who is strongly proposing the Covenant?
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Clergy loan forgiveness?

Last week, the Department of Education released guidelines outlining exactly who qualifies for loan forgiveness. It turns out that employees whose work is related to "religious instruction, worship services, or any form of proselytizing" don't fit the bill.
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Fleming Rutledge on the KJV

There have been a great many articles about the King James Version of the Bible during and since last year's 400th anniversary, but to my mind none more eloquent and convincing that the one by Robert Pogue Harrison, Professor of Italian (!) Literature at Stanford, which appears in the Feb. 9 issue of The New York Review of Books.