Questions Only the Church Can Ask

By David Barr Michael Polanyi famously pointed out in the 1950s that the subjectivity of scientific research occurs precisely in the way it is conducted by people. People will always pursue research from a f... Read More...

“Always Dress Like a Priest”

By Leander S. Harding I have just celebrated my 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. On occasion I endure good natured heckling from both clergy and laity because I almost always appear in public in clerical attire. I have a number of reasons f... Read More...

Who Will Do the Driving?

By Huey Gardner I recall a bus company whose tag line was “leave the driving to us.” Recently, I have begun to wonder, “Who will be the driver for those of us who identify as Christians and who worship as Ep... 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...

Why We Need “Gay Christians”

By Amber D. Noel The recent decision by Archbishop Foley Beach and the ACNA to officially discourage (or disallow) the phrase “gay Christian” distressed me deeply. I think this should especially distress someone like me, a Global North Anglican with a tradi... Read More...

The Mission of the Church: Who Decides?

By John Hartnett Over the years I have observed many conversations about the Church’s mission. Recently it was common for parishes to write mission statements, most of which seemed fairly innocuous. (We are ... Read More...

The Distance of the Performer

By Rob Price I attended a clergy conference several years ago in which a judicatory official gave a presentation on how he planned to respond to a contested issue in the denomination. He wore a different col... Read More...