Until quite recently, I never imagined I would end up at an event that was splashed all over the British tabloid press and only moved to London after it had been banned from Malaysia.
Bishops, clergy, and lay leaders need to understand the full range of leadership dynamics in their task as leaders of the Church.
By Robert Hendrickson Editor’s note: This is the fifth piece in The Living Church’s Necessary or Expedient? teaching series in prayer book revision. It appeared in the Dec. 11 issue. Mark Michael’s “Are we don... Read More...
In the wake of the inauguration, I propose the following. Churches should create a community-oriented event called the Table. The goal here is to create a space in which political partisanship takes a back seat to human interaction, and thus defuses fear of the political “other.”
Either the Episcopal Church is fundamentally distrustful of, and impervious to, anything remotely approaching an evangelistic appeal and awakening; or else we have heretofore gone about such an awakening in the wrong way.
Anglicanism has become factious in the extreme, and one cannot help but wonder if the spirit of Christ-like gratuity, of self-effacement for the sake of the Body, has been quashed by a climate of hyper-self-consciousness.
The death of Christ at once shows the essential unity of the Father and the Son, and consummates the mutual society of God and man. The self-giving of God manifests itself in history, within the context of fallen creation, as the humiliation of the Son.