July 15 TLC Posted

The July 15 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Spiritual Geographic

By Michael B. Cover We need to ask whether smaller dioceses present us with a problem to be solved or a parabolic challenge to be answered.

Credit Unions and Justice

By Steve Waring Credit unions, a longtime ministry within the Episcopal Church, will become more prominent if General Convention approves Resolution A084.

Bishop to Return as Dean

The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, who left the University of the South’s School of Theology when he became Bishop of Atlanta in 2001, will return to the school Aug. 1 as its dean.

PB Proposes New Budget

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has proposed an alternative budget for the Episcopal Church in 2013-15 for consideration at the 77th General Convention.

A Blue Book Sampler

By Douglas LeBlanc At 759 pages and 155 resolutions, the Blue Book for the 77th General Convention addresses a broad range of topics, from blessing rites for same-sex couples to an embattled budget, from a kinder approach on clergy removal to additional Bible translations for lectionary readings.

South Carolina Decries Rites

“This is a defining moment in the life of the Episcopal Church, being the first formal adoption of doctrine, discipline and worship which are contrary to the unequivocal mandate of Holy Scripture, the historic Christian faith, Anglican doctrine, and the pronouncements of the four instruments of Anglican unity.”

A Pioneer for Anglican Unity

By Peter M. Doll If the ardent spirits of youth brought Henry Caswall to America, a more mature Romanticism later channeled them into a hopeful vision of a worldwide communion of Anglican churches.