A Gregorian corollary to the Benedict Option

It can be far too easy to project onto the Benedict Option a rose-colored nostalgia for a simpler, pre-industrial medieval past: a cozy escape into the world of craft beer and Brother Cadfael.

Worship works

Week after week, the Church’s worship in Word and sacrament binds us closer to one another, reminds us of who we are, and brings us into the transforming presence of the risen Jesus.

An appeal for Cranmer’s prayers

When it comes to telling the story of the gospel in the Episcopal Church, I believe there is no clearer and no better way to tell it than with the traditional prayer book liturgy found in Rite 1

A response to “A way forward together”

Jordan Hylden and Keith Voets have offered the Episcopal Church a commendable perspective on the future of our life together. Is the vision workable? Let me offer some brief remarks aimed at partially answering this question.

Postscript: fides ex auditu

The proliferation of popular I am hurt and wounded style songs is itself sobering, having moved well beyond the pathos of, say, Patsy Cline in their stark descriptions.

Policy of truth

I will only sketch here the beginnings of a constructive Christian response to the false religion of violence and assault that is proving so seductive for our contemporary western culture, as for so many cultures before.

Witnessing

A report from the banks of mighty Gills Creek in Columbia, South Carolina. In the wee hours of Sunday, October 4, my phone's National Weather Service Alert passed along a message I'd never seen before. "Civi... Read More...