Whither the Church of England?

By David Goodhew Whither the Church of England (C of E)? The numbers make bleak reading, for the most part. Take the diocese of Bath and Wells. In 1990, around 34,000 people attended its churches on Sundays.... Read More...

Restoring the Ecology of Faith

This is the second in a series on Revitalizing Ministry in Wales. By Mark Clavier We plough the fields and scatter The good seed on the land, But it is fed and watered By God's almighty hand. –  An old ... Read More...

Let the Marble Weep

The first in a series on Revitalizing Ministry in Wales (Part Two is here).  By Mark Clavier Hither sometimes Sin steals, and stains The marble's neat and curious veins: But all is cleansed when the marbl... Read More...

Missionary Anglicanism Redux: A New Paradigm?

By Jeremy Bonner The ACNA is on the move, downwards as well as upwards. In an earlier article for Covenant I looked at the overall picture. Now I want to dig deeper into the latest figures, which provide many lessons for members of both the ACNA and TEC. As... Read More...

The Episcopal Church in 2050

By David Goodhew Bishop John Shelby Spong wrote a book in 1999 entitled Why Christianity Must Change or Die. The Episcopal Church has, largely, followed Bishop Spong’s lead. It has changed and it is dying. I... Read More...

Decline is a Choice

By Jordan Hylden Like everyone else, I found the 2019 parochial report statistics very sobering reading. As David Goodhew summarized, TEC has lost about 40 percent of its membership since 1980, with 314,000 ... Read More...