Prayer in Time of Plague

By Drew Nathaniel Keane The degree of physical adversity and suffering that was commonplace for our ancestors defies our imagination. We live on the other side of advances in technology and medicine that would have seemed marvels and wonders to the pre- and... Read More...

Everyone Is a Homemaker

By David Barr After I graduated from college, I spent two years living in the converted loft of a barn, where I took care of a Chattanooga businessman’s gentleman farm. Aside from the horses, my housemate fo... Read More...

Benediction and the Hybrid Church

By Curt Norman Churches across the United States are returning to in-person worship following more than a year of gathering primarily online. Physical distancing created a particular dilemma for Episcopalian... Read More...

The Inexhaustible Cup

In accordance with the Eleventh Tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous, this essay is published anonymously. Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. — Proverbs 27:17 Christians love to use the analogy of a rock tumbler to describe the process of sanc... Read More...

The Illusion of “The Present Moment”

By Ronald A. Wells This essay is a reflection on what some have called “the sacrament of the present moment.” It is in two parts, from experiences a decade apart. It is written by a historian, not a theologi... Read More...

Virtual Church: Opportunity or Mirage?

By John Mason Lock Since the pandemic began, I've heard many clergy celebrate the extension of the church’s ministry through virtual worship. The refrain I hear again and again goes something like this: “We ... Read More...