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Easter Hesitation and Pentecostal Hope

I grew up hearing the story of Easter from before I knew how to talk, but I only noticed Matthew 28:16-17 when I was a...

The Good News of Christian Faith

By Bryan Owen If someone asked you “What is the Christian faith all about?,” how would you respond? While different people may answer that question in...

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,...

A Leader, Not a Follower: Bishop Kemper and Apostolic Ministry

The Sunday after the Ascension, May 24, marks a century and half since the death of the Rt. Rev. Jackson Kemper, the Episcopal Church’s...

Anglicanism and the “Black Future”: An Interview

By Amber Noel I interviewed my fellow Covenant contributor, Esau McCaulley about the possibilities and problems of a multiethnic Anglicanism in the United States, and how...

Intramural Ecumenism

The ecumenical challenge today does not run between denominations but within denominations.

Anglo Catholic Church Planting: Recovering the Tradition

Why has Anglo-Catholicism neglected its church planting tradition?

Transformed by Jesus

May our reading of John’s Gospel inspire us to write more chapters of the good news of Jesus by sharing the power of his forgiveness and the hope of his resurrection with the world God loves so much.

Of Hymns and Missionaries

By Daniel Martins One of the spiritual practices in which I regularly engage is to sit down at a piano or organ keyboard with a...

“What Would You Say You Do Here?” Episcopal Church Governance and Mission

In a period of undeniable decline among American churches — in the Episcopal Church this can only be described as precipitous decline — everyone in every form of ministry needs to answer directly and unambiguously how their work supports bringing people to Jesus Christ.


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