Web-based coffee chatter

Podcasts do not substitute for conversation, but they’re a rewarding supplement. The podcasts I highlight here help me feel connected in an age of atomization.

A second Babel

Such is the age in which we live: We are expected to take strong, vocal positions on just about everything: from Hamilton and Pokémon Go to serious ethical and political matters.

An earthly and a heavenly citizen

Far be it from us “to glory, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to us, and us to the world” (Gal. 6:14).

Prayer during a long, hot campaign

Episcopalians have expressed their concern about the tenor of Trump and his massive political rallies. Statements have ranged from scolding to more subtly critical.

Should intransigence be praised?

Weisberg's thesis: Conservatives tend to be more intransigent than liberals, and liberals need to learn from their opponents on that score. (Please, God, no!)
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Conscience, controversy, and charity

I think about the controversies that roiled the church into which I was ordained, and I grieve that we could not find a way to handle issues of conscience and theological vision with more charity.