Out with the Old, In with the Old

By Christopher Wells “To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often,” wrote John Henry Newman, with an inter-ecclesial bus ticket in his back pocket. He had doctrinal development in his si... 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...

Counterfactual History and the Reformation

By Hannah Matis Give anyone a time machine and a soupçon of conscience, and an ethical and moral dilemma will, predictably, present itself in due course: for example, let’s kill Hitler! This is, in fact, the premise of a Doctor Who episode from some years a... Read More...

Counterfactual

By John Bauerschmidt Philip K. Dick’s 1962 novel, The Man in the High Castle, posits an alternative history, set mostly in a Japanese occupied San Francisco after the Second World War, in which Japan and its... Read More...

William Bartram’s Travels

By John Bauerschmidt I first came to know of William Bartram in fictional form, as a minor character who appears at the beginning of Kenneth Robert’s novel Lydia Bailey. Bartram has what amounts to a cameo role in the book, living in retirement on his famil... Read More...

Our Great Inheritance

By Paul (H. Matthew Lee) The Book of Common Prayer is the great masterpiece of the English Church, and although the Anglican Communion today is now present beyond the historical conquest of the British Empir... Read More...

Pandemic: 14th-Century Style

By John Bauerschmidt As the church continues to respond to the coronavirus and the disruption that has resulted, the historical memory of an earlier pandemic lurks in the back of the mind, ready to be brough... Read More...