Essays & Reviews

South Carolina: The Need for Transparency

  • Thursday, November 10, 2011

By the Rev. Dr. Philip Turner and Mark McCall, Esq.
We have considered carefully the available information related to the allegations against Bishop Mark Lawrence that are currently under review by the Disciplinary Board for Bishops. That information discloses an extended and troubling sequence of events that raises serious questions about transparency in the church.

Choose Inclusive Justice

  • Thursday, November 10, 2011

By Leander S. Harding
As a priest of the Diocese of South Carolina I have watched my bishop, the Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, work with good faith and at great personal cost to keep the diocese, as he says, “intact and in TEC.”

From Autonomy to Communion

  • Sunday, October 23, 2011

By Titre Ande Georges
We need the right balance between the “one” and the “many.”

Greeting the Saints

  • Friday, September 23, 2011

By Victoria Matthews
What would happen if the provinces of the Communion were equally dedicated to being in relationship one with another, no matter what?

Bishops: Guardians of the Body of Christ

  • Thursday, September 15, 2011

By Ralph McMichael
The ministry of bishops, and how this ministry is exercised, is the fulcrum point of the Anglican Communion.

The Anglican Communion: A Brief History Lesson

  • Monday, September 12, 2011

By Robert W. Prichard
To find the beginnings of the Anglican Communion, one has to fast forward to 1838 and the efforts of two bishops who were desirous of a closer relationship between the Church of England and the Episcopal Church.

Relationship, Definition, Accountability

  • Friday, August 26, 2011

By Nathaniel W. Pierce
At its simplest level the concept of “covenant” includes three characteristics: relationship, definition, and accountability.

A Covenant of Consideration

  • Friday, August 5, 2011

By John C. Bauerschmidt
Gathering is not simply a practical necessity for Christians: it is our vocation.

Make Peace, not Schism

  • Friday, July 22, 2011

By Michael Cover
"You shall not make schism, but make peace among those who are fighting" (Didache 4.3).

Choosing Mutuality

  • Friday, July 1, 2011

By Alyson Barnett-Cowan
While it is true that the Communion’s language of “Covenant” was first used in The Windsor Report of 2004, the idea of having a comprehensive, coherent, agreed-upon understanding of how the Anglican family works has been around for a long time.