John Sperry, Pioneer Bishop

By Ron Csillag Like many Christian missionaries who ventured into Canada’s far North, John Sperry packed his Bible, a prayer book, warm clothes, and basic dental tools. Saving souls was one thing; pulling teeth required pliers.

Church vs. Reich

By Leander Harding The Church can only help, in the middle of the disorder of the world, by really being the Church.

Two Communion Cultures

By Peter M. Doll Here is the challenge the Covenant poses to the churches of the Anglican Communion: to commit themselves to a deeper fellowship with one another.

Discuss: Same-sex Rites

The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) of the Episcopal Church has forwarded to the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies excerpts from its report, “I Will Bless You, and You Will Be a Blessing”: Resources for Blessing Same-Gender Relationships.

Academy Mourns Slain Teacher

Charlie Patton reports for the Jacksonville Times-Union:When Dale Regan, then teaching at Sandalwood High School, applied for a job teaching English at what is now Episcopal School of Jacksonville in 1978, the ... Read more...

Archbishop Fights for Covenant

"[O]ne of the greatest misunderstandings around concerning the Covenant is that it’s some sort of centralising proposal creating an absolute authority which has the right to punish people for stepping out of line. I have to say I think this is completely misleading and false."

Spatial Catholicity

By Mark D. Chapman Conflict over what is necessary to salvation is part of what it is to be a catholic Christian. The local needs therefore to relate to the universal. Catholicity cannot be limited purely to one’s own context.

Hearing and Returning

The Second Sunday in LentGen. 17:1-7, 15-16 • Ps. 22:22-30Rom. 4:13-25 • Mark 8:31-38The trouble with Peter, and the reason he is momentarily called Satan, is that he does not “sense” the things of God. And alt... Read more...

Vets Welcome at Retreat

By Peggy Eastman All Saints Church in Chevy Chase, Md., will host a free healing and prayer retreat for combat veterans and their spouses April 10-12. The April retreat, called WHI Washington, is a project of the national Welcome Home Initiative (WHI) and is open to high-ranking officers who have seen combat.