Uses and Abuses of the King James Version

By Mark A. Noll Although I agree wholeheartedly with most of what has been claimed about the beneficent legacy of the Authorized Version, as both a historian and a Christian it has seemed to me that other sides of the King James Version story deserve a hearing. What follows, therefore, is not an attempt to negate positive assessments, but rather an effort to add sober realism to what sometimes becomes runaway triumphalism.

South Carolina, Discipline, and the Constitution

By Mark McCall, Esq. One of the allegations now being made against Bishop Lawrence is that the decision by the Diocese of South Carolina to continue to adhere to the prior Title IV canons rather than adopt the controversial new revisions constitutes abandonment by being an open renunciation of the discipline of TEC.

Rehearsing Discord in Canterbury

By Bryan D. Spinks The International Anglican Liturgical Consultation (IALC) is one of the better-kept secrets of the Anglican Communion; few people know of its existence (since 1985), and even fewer read its reports. Usually its meetings pass largely unnoticed. This year’s meeting, like previous consultations, would probably have soon passed into oblivion, but for a presentation on same-sex blessing rites by a delegation from the Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM).

South Carolina: The Need for Transparency

By the Rev. Dr. Philip Turner and Mark McCall, Esq. We have considered carefully the available information related to the allegations against Bishop Mark Lawrence that are currently under review by the Disciplinary Board for Bishops. That information discloses an extended and troubling sequence of events that raises serious questions about transparency in the church.

Choose Inclusive Justice

By Leander S. Harding As a priest of the Diocese of South Carolina I have watched my bishop, the Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, work with good faith and at great personal cost to keep the diocese, as he says, “intact and in TEC.”

The Church and the Desert

The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, 25th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, in an interview with Duke Divinity School’s Faith & Leadership:The desert was a period of purification and self-knowledge in o... Read more...

Bede Parry Elaborates

From a statement posted on Patrick Marker’s Deception in Conception weblog:“The psychological evaluation had determined that I had a proclivity to reoffend with minors. Abbot Wright called Conception Abbey’s A... Read more...

Bede Parry Elaborates

“The psychological evaluation had determined that I had a proclivity to reoffend with minors. Abbot [Charles] Wright called Conception Abbey’s Abbot Gregory Polan with this information,” Bede Parry writes. “Abbot Polan would later share the information with Robert Stoeckig from the Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas, Episcopal Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and the human resources department at Mercy Ambulance in Las Vegas.”

Bp. Jacobus Declines to Approve Junctioning

The Rt. Rev. Russell E. Jacobus writes: “I have made the decision that it would be imprudent to try to bring the two dioceses together at this time with this uncertainty and division, and have determined to withhold my approval of the junctioning.”