Healing the Breach: Thinking Theologically About Reparations

We’ve reached a point in the history of our nation, our Church, and our Communion when we need to balance celebration of gains made in reconciliation and community building with ongoing and disciplined excavations of the “stony road” people of African descent have traversed.

Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ of Faith

The only access we have to Jesus is through the Christ who is the object of our faith — the Christ who lived and died and rose for us, who intercedes for us as our Great High Priest, and who will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead. It is alone through Jesus Christ that we have any knowledge of Jesus of Nazareth.

Why Can’t Lambeth Become a Synod?

Why can’t Lambeth become a synod? Whatever our answers to this question, we must recognize that the historical case against synodality for Lambeth rests upon a rather unattractive nationalism, and is simply untenable.

Bishop Straight Tongue

Henry Benjamin Whipple – first Episcopal bishop of Minnesota, evangelist and defender of the Minnesota Indians, and the man who bent the ear of America’s greatest president to stop a mass execution.

We Can’t Just Rebuild

It is tragically fitting that this catastrophe should take place in France, once the home of the Holy See and now among the most secular nations in the West.

Pastoral Faithfulness in Opaque Times

Every time is politically confused. Every culture is morally opaque. In this regard, the French cultural politics of the 1920s and 1930s are analogous to North America’s in 2018.

The inspiration of Alfred

In his moment of despair, King Alfred the Great is visited by the Mother of God, who offers him not comfort but a call to arms.