Martin Luther King Jr., 1929-1968

“Grant that your Church, following the example of your prophet Martin Luther King, may resist oppression in the name of your love, and may secure for all your children the blessed liberty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

The many faces of silence

How can we speak up in the current political climate, when our language no longer makes sense to most of the people who hear it? I don’t think we can. Not really.

Two concrete steps for the new Oxford Movement

We know that we want to build Christ-filled relationships, and we know that our faith calls us to try to build just communities with those suffering from oppression. But it can be hard to figure out how to go about doing these things.

Jesus, Mel Gibson, and the alpha issue

Our new Presiding Bishop talks about Jesus and "the Jesus Movement" a great deal. I expect Episcopalians will find a degree of unity around this theme. But I don’t expect us to stop fighting. Why? Because there are still two very different narratives about Jesus in play.

It isn’t fair, Manasseh

Justice, it would seem, is deferred. Our fathers pass the buck to us, and we pass it to the next generation.

Who needs an Anglican Father Brown?

“Finally, an Anglican Father Brown.” Reading this endorsement, I confess that my first response was: “Really? Who needs one?” But I found myself gradually drawn in.