Essays & Reviews

Waiting for Jesus in Sudan

  • Friday, December 2, 2011

Slater Armstrong writes: “Advent is a season of preparation, of conforming our lives to the reality that Christ is coming in triumph.

Rebooting Anglican Communication

  • Sunday, November 20, 2011

By Michael Poon
Accountability and interdependence express our communal life: “one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father” (Eph. 4:4-6).

Authority Under Larger Authority

  • Monday, November 14, 2011

By Ephraim Radner
Is General Convention a true council of the Church, and if so of what kind?

The Cosmic Drama

  • Thursday, November 10, 2011

Review by David Heetderks
Many listeners have likely heard Handel’s Messiah (1742) countless times and could sing many of its tunes from memory, but know comparatively less about Charles Jennens’s motivations for assembling its libretto, the conventions of the oratorio genre in which it was written, or Handel’s reasons for turning to the oratorio after several years of composing operas.

The World in Small Boats

  • Thursday, November 10, 2011

Review by Michael Poon
These “Sermons from Oxford” testify to the bold ways that Professor Oliver O’Donovan undertook his preaching and teaching ministries for over 30 years, from Toronto to Oxford, and now in Edinburgh.

Born as a Servant

  • Thursday, November 10, 2011

Review by Garwood P. Anderson
This lovely book serves as a scholarly catalog for the “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus” exhibit.

We Need Healing, but Division Prevailed

  • Thursday, November 10, 2011

By Lourdes Inapanta
Immediately after the confirmation at General Convention in Anaheim of the election of Bishop Luis Fernando Ruiz, the Diocese of Central Ecuador was full of joy and hope, anticipating better days and a renewed church. At least that is what one group in the diocese was experiencing.

Uses and Abuses of the King James Version

  • Thursday, November 10, 2011

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

  • Thursday, November 10, 2011

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

  • Thursday, November 10, 2011

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).