Essays & Reviews

A Tale of Two Grandmothers

  • Friday, January 20, 2012

By Boyd Wright
If God granted the prayers of one side and denied the others, did he consider the North right and moral and the South wrong and evil? Abraham Lincoln, for one, refused to believe this.

T. Grayson Dashiell: Secretary and Envoy

  • Friday, January 13, 2012

By Worth E. Norman, Jr.
Probably no one else in the history of the Diocese of Virginia served the church in as many critical positions as T. Grayson Dashiell did over his career.

Epiphany and Souffles

  • Friday, January 6, 2012

Charleston David Wilson writes: “Emersonian wisdom, writ large in society at the moment, says: ‘Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.’ This is hot air, plain and simple.”

Courageous Work

  • Friday, January 6, 2012

In Harvesting the Fruits, Walter Cardinal Kasper, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity from 1999 and its president from 2001 to 2010, reflects on the achievements and challenges of over 40 years of formal dialogue with Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, and Reformed.

Dag Hammarskjold: Christian Peacemaker

  • Friday, January 6, 2012

By Nigel A. Renton
In June the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music’s weblog began listing names of folk to be considered for the latest iteration of the Episcopal Church’s Sanctoral Calendar (Holy Women, Holy Men, in trial use during this triennium). The list neglected a worthy nominee in Dag Hammarskjöld, who died in September 1961.

Receiving Universal Primacy

  • Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mary Tanner writes: “The Roman Catholic Church must give a convincing form to the Petrine ministry to make it possible for others to share.”

Anglicanism without Communion

  • Monday, January 2, 2012

In The Accidental Anglican the Anglican Mission is the Sun and the Anglican Communion is somewhere out in deep space.

Cranmer's Elegance and the Wondrous Exchange

  • Sunday, December 18, 2011

By Brian Crowe
At the heart of the patristic witness is the “wondrous exchange” (admirabile commercium) — the Eternal Son becomes human so that human beings can become sons and daughter of the Father.

Covenants and Fragments

  • Friday, December 16, 2011

By Ephraim Radner
The recently disclosed rupture in the relationship of the Rwandan House of Bishops and bishops of the Anglican Mission in the Americas, although hardly yet resolved or completely transparent, illumines at least a couple of key elements about ecclesial existence, especially among Anglicans.

Stations of the Nativity

  • Thursday, December 8, 2011

When artist Jonathan Grant agreed to produce a series of 14 Stations of the Nativity, he invited participation from the whole congregation of St. Paul’s Church in Mishawaka, Indiana.

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