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New: 6/30 Issue Online

The June 30 General Convention  issue of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Our cover tees up a package of articles previewing the 81st General Convention in Louisville in late June. Tom Sramek Jr. introduces the five candidates for presiding bishop; Louisville native Nancy Tafel offers sightseeing tips; and Mark Michael flashes back to the last Louisville GC, in 1973.

In News, Kirk Petersen examines why Julia Ayala Harris faces opposition for re-election as president of the House of Deputies. Mark interviews the lay woman appointed to lead Nashotah House. Australians are only beginning to come to grips with the church’s historic complicity in mistreating First Nations people, and Robyn Douglass has the story.

Priests on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage issue engaged with deep respect on the TLC Podcast, and host Amber Noel provides a partial transcript.

In Opinion, Ryan Danker is cautious on full communion with Methodists; Frank Logue discusses Title IV and transparency; Everett Lees advocates reducing the churchwide assessment to leave more money with the dioceses; writers air opposing viewpoints on Israel and Gaza. In an editorial, TLC says the church bureaucracy is bloated, and advocates greater focus on mission.

All this plus more news, features, book reviews, People & Places, and Sunday’s Readings, from an independent voice serving the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion since 1878. Consider subscribing today.


  • Jockeying for Leadership in the House of Deputies
    By Kirk Petersen
    The Deep, Deep Roots from Which We Flourish
    By Mark Michael


  • Meet the Presiding Bishop Nominees
    By Tom Sramek Jr.
  • Welcome to Louisville! | By Nancy Tafel
  • Remembering the 1973 Louisville Convention
    By Mark Michael


  • Episcopal-Methodist Dialogue Needs More Work
    By Ryan Danker
  • Stop Resolving and Love Your Neighbor | By Natalie Hall
  • A Moment for Justice in Palestine and Israel
    By Tom Foster, Linda Gaither, and Harry Gunkel
  • Where Your Treasure Is: A Call to Financial Rightsizing
    By Everett Lees
  • Title IV, Transparency, and Trust | By Frank Logue


  • Conversation Across Difference: An interview with the
    Rev. Kelli Joyce, the Rev. Dr. Jordan Hylden, and the Rev.
    Dr. Matthew S.C. Olver


  • Calling on Jesus


  • Sunday’s Readings
  • People & Places


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