How Does Jesus Build His Church?

By Justin S. Holcomb   And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. — Matthew 16:18 When reading this passage, many peo... Read More...

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...

Searching for Noah’s Ark: Report #120 from the Field

By Ephraim Radner Along with the many, mostly amateur, explorers who have been after the remains of Noah’s ark, I too have been searching for it over many years. In my case, it is not archaeology — a fool’s errand or not — that is at stake. The ark I am aft... Read More...

Church as Family

By Neil Dhingra Should we think of the church as a family? Tolstoy famously wrote, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” and the line also seems to apply to the ch... Read More...

A Reflection Upon Retirement

By Daniel Martins Not long ago, I authored a book review, appearing in The Living Church, of a collection of reflections, by a dozen or so retired priests of the Church of England, on the experience of retir... 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 Episcopalians?” My understanding of the gospel becam... 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...