Indaba Director Moves On

Friday, May 27, 2016

The Rev. Canon Phil Groves of the Continuing Indaba project will return to parish ministry in August.

Surgery for Bp. Chip Marble

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Rt. Rev. Chip Marble, former Bishop of Mississippi, will undergo abdominal surgery Friday.

Zika Facts

Thursday, May 26, 2016

“There is a low chance that we would see [a Zika] epidemic in the continental United States.”

Readers Still Ascending

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

This year marks the 150th anniversary of a ministry that broadened lay participation in the Victorian church.

Church-theatre Symbiosis

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Episcopal Church Building Fund helps both a congregation and a theatre in Arlington, Texas.

Honors for Scholars

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Michael B. Cover wins a Society for Biblical Literature award and Elisabeth Kincaid is one of four ECF Fellows.

Bishop Howard Meeks Dead at 83

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Howard Samuel Meeks, sixth Bishop of Western Michigan, died May 13 in Florida.

New COO for Pension Group

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Francis P. Armstrong succeeds Jim Morrison, who has retired.

Makerere to Expand Chapel

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Also in Global News: Abp. Welby defends Nigeria’s president • Abortion debate in the U.K.

Canon Will Help Immigrants

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson becomes director of Episcopal Migration Ministries on June 1.

N.C. Diocese Releases Profile

Monday, May 23, 2016

The 12th Bishop of North Carolina will follow Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

Cathedral Calls Richmond Rector

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith returning to Washington, D.C., after 16 years at St. James’s, Richmond.

Kenyans Elect New Archbishop

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Rt. Rev. Jackson Ole Sapit, Bishop of Kericho, has been elected the next Archbishop of Kenya.

Marriage Debate in Scotland

Friday, May 20, 2016

In June the Scottish Episcopal Church will consider changes to its marriage canon.

Methodists ‘Pause for Prayer’

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The General Conference of the United Methodist Church voted May 18 to commission a study on human sexuality.

Refreshing the Spirit

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Richard Foster, Nathan Foster, and Sharon Garlough Brown apply Christian disciplines to contemporary life.

Bishop Called to Kentucky

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Special convention approves the Rt. Rev. Bruce Caldwell as Provisional Bishop of Lexington.

Orange Is the New Purple

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Bishops United Against Gun Violence urges Episcopalians to join color-coordinated protest June 2.

Clear Incarnations

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Coordinating committee sees results of Called to Common Mission.

Trinity Names Interim Dean

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Rev. Henry “Laurie” Thompson III to lead Trinity School for Ministry while search continues.

Outward-focused Church

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Presiding Bishop Curry wants Episcopalians to “become instruments of God’s work of reconciliation in this world.”

Abp. Welby: End AIDS by 2030

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury has given his strong support to community-based efforts against AIDS.

Today in Property Law

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Judges rule in favor of the Diocese of Los Angeles and the Anglican Diocese of Quincy.

Turmoil in Uganda

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

This week's Global News includes reports from York Minster, Syria, and Zimbabwe.

Diocese Sues State

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Multiple parties, including the Episcopal Diocese of Albany, join suit against mandated coverage of abortions.

Council Praises Buffalo Bishops

Monday, May 16, 2016

Ecumenism award follows joint letters by R. William Franklin and Richard J. Malone.

Making Ecumenism Local

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Anglican–Roman Catholic International Commission resumes its work with a meeting in Toronto.

Va. Bishops on Gender Identity

Friday, May 13, 2016

“Some of our schools were already in conversation with students who are transitioning and with their parents.”

Former PBs Reflect at VTS

Friday, May 13, 2016

Bishop Frank Griswold: “We need to be multilingual and multidimensional in our theology.”

Singer Fulfills American Dream

Friday, May 13, 2016

St. Anne’s Church in Ynyshir, Wales, helps Chloe Wilson attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Dallas Calling

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Rev. Jordan and the Rev. Emily Hylden begin new work in August.

Not Yet on Same-sex Marriage

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand, and Polynesia postpones decision to 2018.

Pension Group Posts Report

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Church Pension Group has released its 2015 Denominational Health Plan Annual Report.

ACNA Welcomes Beeson Divinity

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Anglican Church in North America has recognized Beeson Divinity School’s Certificate of Anglican Studies.

Matters of Trust

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Boston Globe has published an extensive report into allegations of sexual abuse at private schools.

Sisters Welcome Companions

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine offers a year of “living in God’s rhythm” for women ages 22 to 40.

Esther de Waal at Nashotah

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Benedictine scholar to lecture on “Benedict as Prophet for Today” June 13.

10-member Unity Panel

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s task group will maintain conversation among Anglican primates.

Syrian Christians Need Prayer

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Also in Global Briefs: Anglicans honor 19th-century missionaries to Malawi.

Lexington Looks to Minnesota

Monday, May 9, 2016

The standing committee of the Diocese of Lexington has nominated the Rt. Rev. Bruce Caldwell as bishop provisional.

New: May 22 TLC Online

Monday, May 9, 2016

The May 22 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Kenyan Abp. Calls for Trust

Monday, May 9, 2016

Archbishop Eliud Wabukala asks Kenyans to restore trust in each other, their families, and their government.

‘Life after Disaster’

Friday, May 6, 2016

The Rev. Christopher Tapera: “There is life after disaster. God is there for us.”

‘No Discussion or Decision’

Friday, May 6, 2016

Departing Anglican Consultative Council members question Abp. Welby’s perspective on the ACC’s 16th meeting.

Archival Upgrade

Friday, May 6, 2016

Episcopal Church Archives rolls out a new look and opens an exhibit on former Presiding Bishop John Maury Allin.

Muslim Dialogue in Seattle

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bishop Greg Rickel and Arsalan Bukhari discuss “Interfaith Relations and Islamophobia.”

Bishop of Delaware to Retire

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Rt. Rev. Wayne P. Wright, Bishop of Delaware since 1998, plans to retire early next year.

Transition Missioner Stays Put

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Rev. Meghan Froehlich becomes missioner for transition ministry after interim time in the role.

Bishop Backs Same-sex Marriage

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Mpho Tutu van Furth is no longer licensed in the Diocese of Saldanha Bay, but Bishop Raphael Hess presses for change.

New Life in the Arctic

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Arthur Turner Training School will return this fall at St. Jude’s Cathedral in Iqaluit.

Episcopal–Methodist Communiqué

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Dialogue affirms gospel proclamation and working “for the healing of a divided and suffering world.”

A Muslim Mayor for London?

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Londoners go to the polls on May 5 in a mayoral contest that brings religion, race, and security to the fore.

Central N.Y. Nominates 4

Monday, May 2, 2016

The Diocese of Central New York has announced a four-member slate in the search for its 11th bishop.

Praying for Evangelism

Monday, May 2, 2016

Also in Global Briefs: The Church of England and climate-change activism.

Young Singers Revive a Parish

Friday, April 29, 2016

St. John’s, Newport, returning to parish status as attendance grows.

Dana Gioia: Why Poetry Matters

Thursday, April 28, 2016

“I don’t necessarily think Snoop Dogg is the new Shakespeare, but hip-hop is the reinvigoration of oral poetry.”

Alpha Reboots

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Also in Global Briefs: Parliament calls Islamic State violence genocide.

TLC Wins 7 Awards

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Associated Church Press, Evangelical Press Association honor news and features by The Living Church.

Bp. Andrews to Lead Wycliffe

Friday, April 22, 2016

Stephen Andrews, Bishop of Algoma since 2009, is the new principal of Wycliffe College.

‘Compensator for His People’

Friday, April 22, 2016

A former Lost Boy works for a self-sustaining South Sudan.

Give Me Your Hand

Friday, April 22, 2016

Episcopalians, United Methodists to resume ecumenical dialogue April 25.

PB Praises Brotherhood

Thursday, April 21, 2016

PB to Brotherhood of St. Andrew: “Your core mission is the same as the core mission of the church.”

Bp. Jefferts Schori Joins CDSP

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The 26th presiding bishop will be the third St. Margaret’s Visiting Professor of Women in Ministry.

Post-fireworks GC in ’18

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The 79th General Convention will convene July 5, 2018, in Austin.

Episcopal Commons on Hold

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

“We have recently come to understand that Episcopal Commons as we first imagined it will not be possible.”

The Queen at 90

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Queen Elizabeth II, who turns 90 on Thursday, has the universal quality of a grandmother.

‘The Consequences Stand’

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Archbishop Justin Welby: “The ACC received my report, which included those consequences. The consequences stand.”

Western N.C. Nominates 4

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Nominees for 7th Bishop of Western North Carolina are from Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas.

E. Tennessee Bishop to Retire

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bishop George D. Young III: “I am simply moving into the next season in my life.”

ACC Churns Out Resolutions

Monday, April 18, 2016

“The consequences [for the Episcopal Church] stand,” Archbishop Justin Welby said Monday afternoon.

ACC Picks Diverse Leaders

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Anglican Consultative Council has chosen a diverse slate of leaders for its standing committee.

Grassroots Missions at VTS

Monday, April 18, 2016

Missional Voices attracted leaders from across the country, including the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers.

Easton Nominates Four

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Diocese of Easton’s slate includes nominees from Alabama, Indiana, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Youth concerns not limited to Global North

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Are youth leaving Anglican churches of the Global South? At ACC-16, youth share their optimism about climate change fight and liturgical experiments — and their frustration with old cultural norms.

Welby: Time to Act on Climate, Violence

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby used his presidential address at ACC-16 to urge Anglicans take decisive action on religiously motivated violence and climate change.

Encountering the Almighty God

Friday, April 15, 2016

David Hurd: Liturgies are “not about our own entertainment of ourselves, or our gestures about our social stance.”

New: May 1 TLC

Friday, April 15, 2016

The May 1 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bishop Sauls Has Left 815

Friday, April 15, 2016

Whether Sauls would be assigned to another position or leave the staff was not clear until Wednesday.

ACC Elects Abp. Paul Kwong

Friday, April 15, 2016

Archbishop Kwong: “I think the most important work we have to do is to hold the Communion together.”

ACC-16 Hears Glad Tidings

Thursday, April 14, 2016

“Most of us have difficulty remembering a time when we were not charitable towards our Christian neighbors.”

Amazing Grace Goes Global

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Playwright Christopher Smith: “It feels so right to have this story have its first student production in Africa.”

Church to Fill Vacancies

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Episcopal Church seeks nominees for an Executive Council member, and volunteers to hire an indigenous missioner.

Global Briefs for April 13

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Archbishop nominees in Kenya • Golf champ in Britain • Church numbers in Uganda

ACC-16 Hears of Persecution

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

ACC delegate from Pakistan: “The blasphemy law still hangs as a sword over the Christian community.”

Ian Douglas Forgoes Nomination

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bishop Ian Douglas: “my not pursuing election ... will best facilitate our walking together in unity.”

Nashotah Renews Its Roots

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The seminary with a farming heritage sells land to an earth-friendly foundation.

Idowu-Fearon Speaks Up

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Anglican Communion secretary general denounces accusations of interference in Kenya.

Idowu-Fearon Hails Task Force

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Anglican Communion’s secretary general says the Anglican Covenant is far from dead.

Iodowu-Fearon Defends ACC-16

Monday, April 11, 2016

“The terms of the primates’ decision … have been followed through as far as is possible and legal.”

5,000 Celebrate in Zambia

Sunday, April 10, 2016

ACC-16’s opening Eucharist draws Anglicans from the four nations of the Province of Central Africa.

ACC Hears Reports of Crises

Saturday, April 9, 2016

ACC-16 identifies evangelization, discipleship, migration, climate change, and violence as urgent global issues.

Abp. Welby’s Remarkable Story

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Telegraph: The story of Archbishop Welby’s true father is, “in human terms, extraordinary.”

Applause for a Notion

Friday, April 8, 2016

Canon Paver: “Are we individually and collectively willing to work together for mutual flourishing relationships?”

Pearl of the Kingdom

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury addresses the 16th Anglican Consultative Council.

Call for Ecumenists

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Church seeks representatives for ecumenical dialogues and coordinating committees.

Youth Celebrate Creation

Thursday, April 7, 2016

“Young Green Anglicans: Intentional Discipleship and Climate Change” drew 75 youth from across Africa.

‘We Act as a Family’

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Archdeacon Paul Feheley regrets that some provinces will boycott ACC-16.

San Joaquin Parties Respond

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

A state appeals court has ruled that properties should be returned to the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin.

New Hope for Kidnapped Priest

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Rev. Tom Uzhunnalil, held by Islamic State since March, may soon be freed.

Unofficial Blessings in Wales

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Welsh bishops do not authorize blessings for same-sex couples, but issue prayers for those who wish to them.

Post-bombing Compassion

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Rev. Fayaz Adman helped his natal parish in Pakistan after suicide bombers attacked.

EYE17 to meet in Oklahoma

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The next Episcopal Youth Event will meet at the University of Central Oklahoma in July 2017.

Abp. Anis Will Miss ACC-16

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Primates were “very clear that [Episcopalians] should not be nominated or elected” to internal standing committees.

Bishop Stacy Sauls Exonerated

Monday, April 4, 2016

Bishop Sauls will not retain his post as COO; deputies Alex Baumgarten and Sam McDonald are fired.

New: April 17 TLC

Saturday, April 2, 2016

The April 17 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Archbishop Welby Honors 40

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury praised recipients of 40 new awards for outstanding service to the church.

‘We Pray for Reconciliation’

Thursday, March 31, 2016

An Easter Report from leaders of Communion Partners

Happy Egg Days to You

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Growing numbers of Easter-season candy eggs are mum on Easter.

Science and Faith

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Ordained scientists in the Episcopal Church offer insight into the compatibility of science and faith in a new video curriculum.

Jesus Walked with Them

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Archbishop Justin Welby’s Easter letter to partners and heads of other churches around the world.

Fire and Resurrection

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Churches step in to help neighbors amid devastating bushfires in western Australia.

Donyelle McCray Joins Yale

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

After five years at Virginia Theological Seminary, Donyelle McCray will become Yale Divinity School’s assistant professor of homiletics.

Group Ready for Church Plants

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The General Convention Advisory Group on Church Planting has announced a series of initiatives.

Presiding Bishop: Time to Pray

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

PB Michael Curry has called for prayer for regions that are experiencing violence and civil strife.

Bishop Azariah Grieves the Lost

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Bishop Samuel Azariah has posted a video that expresses his horror at the Easter Day bombings in Lahore, Pakistan.

Executive Council Debates Access

Monday, March 28, 2016

Council members seek balance between their bylaws and private discussion of difficult topics.

Brutal Easter in Pakistan

Monday, March 28, 2016

At least 69 people died in a bomb attack aimed at Christians enjoying an Easter outing.

Acts 8’s Easter Gift

Thursday, March 24, 2016

A free video, available in nine languages, helps Episcopalians invite friends to church.

Canon Wells to Become a Bishop

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Rev. Canon Jo Bailey Wells will be the fifth Bishop of Dorking.

‘Not a Fairy Tale’

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: “This week’s story of crucifixion and resurrection is not a fairy tale.”

Tweaks for Parochial Reports?

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The State of the Church Committee studies how annual parish reports might better reflect ministry.

West Texas Thinks Ahead

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Diocese of West Texas has published a profile as it anticipates electing a suffragan bishop early next year.

Healing from Adultery

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Bishop Douglas Hahn will take a year of unpaid leave for “repentance, retreat, and reflection.”

Anglican Women Renew Promises

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

“Our sisterhood is built on mutual respect and love, and the relationships in Christ we have with each other.”

Prayers for Brussels

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury condemns “terrible cruelty and utter separation from all that is of God.”

New: April 3 TLC

Monday, March 21, 2016

The April 3 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Interfaith Paper for ACC-16

Monday, March 21, 2016

The Anglican Communion’s Network for Interfaith Concerns has released a draft report on persecution.

Defending George Bell

Monday, March 21, 2016

In other global news: Christians fleeing Syria • Human-rights violations in South Sudan

National Cathedral Tunes Up

Friday, March 18, 2016

Andrew Barnett of Theodicy Jazz Collective and Rosemarie Logan Duncan of St. Columba’s join cathedral’s staff.

God and Non-coercive Love

Friday, March 18, 2016

Bp. Curry: “What I believe about human equality and dignity is grounded in what I believe about the love of God.”

Bishop Reflects on Sudan

Friday, March 18, 2016

Catherine Waynick, Bishop of Indianapolis, writes a 1,300-word letter on theological differences.

$140,816 in Conant Grants

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Nineteen grants for a total of $140,816 have been awarded through the Conant Grants for the 2016-17 academic year.

United Church of Christ: Amen

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Leaders of the United Church of Christ express their support for the House of Bishops’ ‘Word to the Church.’

Bishop Search Continues

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Nominations continue until April 30 for the Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries.

From Niassa to Charleston

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Rt. Rev. Mark Van Koevering is the new Assistant Bishop of West Virginia.

A Loss Redeemed

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The former Church of the Holy Spirit in Wayland, Massachusetts, is the new home to a Coptic Orthodox congregation.

Bishops: Pray for the Nation

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

“The current rhetoric is leading us to construct a modern false idol out of power and privilege.”

Nigerians Pass on ACC

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Abp. Okoh: Some churches may never “embrace the sexual culture being promoted by some provinces of the Church.”

Kasich: A Complex Anglican

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Laura Turner: John Kasich’s faith “led him to a denomination that most Americans have never heard of.”

Daily Summaries from Bishops

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Excerpts and videos from four days of the House of Bishops’ annual meeting at Camp Allen in Texas.

Brother Damian, Sister Piglet

Monday, March 14, 2016

A Brother of the Society of St. Francis rescued Janice, a runaway piglet.

Global Briefs for March 14

Monday, March 14, 2016

Anti-Semitism in the U.K., political discord in Burundi

Racial Reconciliation Plans

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Leaders plan “one or more church-wide gatherings where many voices can [discuss] racial justice and reconciliation.”

Pa. Elects Canon Gutierrez

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Daniel Gutierrez, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of the Rio Grande, elected as 16th Bishop of Pennsylvania.

Archbishop of Congo Resigns

Friday, March 11, 2016

Archbishop Henri Isingoma plans a health-improvement break and will return to academia.

Farewell to Nancy Reagan

Friday, March 11, 2016

Stuart Kenworthy, interim vicar of Washington National Cathedral, to preside at the former First Lady’s funeral.

Canon Meets Cannon

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Parishioners borrow a small cannon from the Sandy Beach Yacht Club to salute their rector, a new honorary canon.

Hawaiians Dispute Graham

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Church leaders decry “intolerant and xenophobic reactionary response to societal and global change.”

Anglican Women Gather in NYC

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women meets March 14-24.

Making Sense of the Shroud

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Rob Willmann: “The shroud is one of those things that really makes us look hard.”

A Bishop’s Listening Heart

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

“I was rector of a church that was clear about its love of mystery, beauty and awe in the presence of God.”

Canon Porter to Change Duties

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s director for reconciliation will become his chief of staff in May.

Hospitality Under Pressure

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Camp Crucis steps up after a severe storm damages Foster’s Home for Children.

Canons Download Available

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Free PDF ready of Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church, 2015.

Global Briefs for March 8

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

News from Yemen, London, and York

Therese DeLisio Returns to Chicago

Monday, March 7, 2016

Therese DeLisio to become academic dean and associate professor of theology and liturgy at Bexley Seabury.

Anglican Pittsburgh Nominates 8

Monday, March 7, 2016

The Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh will elect Bishop Robert Duncan’s successor in late April.

New: March 20 TLC

Friday, March 4, 2016

The March 20 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bor–Indianapolis Link Breaks

Friday, March 4, 2016

Bishop Catherine Waynick: “I write to share the sad news that our 14-year partnership … has come to an end.”

Pass the Fried Pie, Friends

Thursday, March 3, 2016

What started as a small fundraiser 35 years ago now attracts calls from across central Arkansas.

DaySpring Groundbreaking

Thursday, March 3, 2016

A new program center represents the first of a multiphase, 10-year DaySpring master development plan begun in 2014.

ERD Tops Fundraising Goal

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Episcopal Relief & Development raised nearly $500,000 above its goal.

Free Curriculum on Earth Care

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Two Episcopal priests have released a curriculum based on the House of Bishops’ pastoral teaching on the environment.

Templeton Honors Rabbi Sacks

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

“We will always inhabit a world of the spirit that searches not just for explanation but also for meaning.”

Communion Hires BBC Vet

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Adrian Butcher joined the BBC in 1990 as a producer in its national radio newsroom.

Bishops Demur on Marriage Canon

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

“We continue to wonder whether a legislative procedure is the most helpful way of dealing with these matters.”

15 UTO Grants

Monday, February 29, 2016

Grants of $2,500 will help ministries among the homeless, poor, Hispanics, and youth.

Global Briefs for Feb. 29

Monday, February 29, 2016

News from Uganda, Singapore, Polynesia, and the United Kingdom.

The PB on Core Doctrine

Saturday, February 27, 2016

“Marriage is faith and practice. It’s not core doctrine. But that’s a debatable point.”

Bp. Wolfe on Latest Killings

Saturday, February 27, 2016

“May we continue to find ways of making peace and working toward reducing the violence in our culture.”

PB Describes His Recovery

Friday, February 26, 2016

Bishop Michael Curry says he has made a 90 percent recovery from a subdural hematoma.

Executive Council Gathers

Friday, February 26, 2016

Council members will hear details about misconduct allegations involving three senior staff members.

Bexley Seabury Picks Hyde Park

Friday, February 26, 2016

Bexley Seabury will operate from a single site at Chicago Theological Seminary as of July.

2 Bishops Decline U.S. Help

Friday, February 26, 2016

“We [would] rather starve and not receive money from churches whose actions contradict the scriptures.”

Two-diocese Deacons’ School

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Nine ordinands are the first graduates of the Deacons’ School in Virginia.

St. Anselm’s Deadlines

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Applications are due Feb. 29 for prospective residential members of the Community of St. Anselm.

Speakers Resist Flyover

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Leaders of St. John’s Pro-Cathedral oppose a Caltrans proposal, citing adverse effects of noise and pollution.

Bishops Oppose ‘Campus Carry’

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Two Georgia bishops: Allowing guns on college campuses conflicts with Christian values and is bad public policy.

Bishop Doyle Discloses Cancer

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

“I have been in prayer, under spiritual direction and on retreat. I am ready for the surgery and what comes after.”

Inquiry Nears Conclusion

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Presiding Bishop expects a report within about a month on accusations against three suspended staff members.

Queen Elizabeth II and God

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

“I have been — and remain — very grateful to you for your prayers and to God for his steadfast love.”

Dialogue at First Cousin Stage

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Anglican Church in North America moves closer to two Lutheran denominations.

A Long Spiritual Path

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Born into a family of Buddhists and Taoists, Ng Moon Hing is now Anglican Archbishop of South East Asia.

PB Honors Middle East Christians

Monday, February 22, 2016

Presiding Bishop Curry: “Our journey during Lent always leads us to Jerusalem.”

Global Briefs for Feb. 22

Monday, February 22, 2016

Marriage decisions in New Zealand and Southern Africa • New archbishop for South East Asia • Reform and Renewal

New: March 6 TLC

Friday, February 19, 2016

The March 6 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

New Dean in Baltimore

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Rev. Rob Boulter to become dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation after two years of discernment.

Historians Offer Grants

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church invites applications from scholars and academic and church groups.

Bargains for Justice

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Rev. Roger Joslin has written ‘School of Love: Planting a Church in the Shadow of Empire.’

Ghost at the Party

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

“We are the presence of the Anglican Communion in Scotland and we expect the Church of England to respect that.”

Prayer as Microagression?

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Hostile tweets claimed a Church of England prayer request was “crass” and “offensive.”

Synod OKs Columba Declaration

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

General Synod prepares the way for joint work between the Church of England and the Church of Scotland.

Diocese Drops Marriage Canon

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Diocese of Texas no longer requires that its clergy limit their sexual activity to heterosexual marriage.

Reorganizing Bishops Gather

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

“While their litigation is important, it is not the center of life in any of the dioceses.”

Abp. Welby on the Primates

Monday, February 15, 2016

“Freedom cannot be found without order, and order and freedom are necessary for human flourishing.”

Abp.: Pray in Luwum’s Honor

Friday, February 12, 2016

“We need this reminder of the bigger issues before us of harmony and truth, unity, and respect for one another.”

From Mansion to Open Space

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Commons, housed in a former factory, stresses transparency rather than privilege.

Development Workshops Set

Thursday, February 11, 2016

E. Mark Stephenson: Training “switches the discernment to an asset view … from one focused on what we don’t have.”

Church Seeks Federal Bishop

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Nominations are open for the Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries.

The End Is Not in Sight

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Katherine Grieb on the Anglican Communion: “Let’s figure out a way to stay together.”

Bp. Stephen Lane on Lent

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

“It’s not a trivial matter. It’s not simply about bettering oneself, or increasing one’s charitable giving.”

Bp. Dorsey McConnell on Lent

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

“Paul’s counsel is pretty consistent: press the reset button. Start over. Look at Christ Crucified.”

PB’s Message for Lent

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Lent is a season of making a renewed commitment to be a part of the movement of Jesus in this world.

Islam and the Gospel

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Fouad Masri: “Find similarities in the two faiths and then use biblical bridges.”

Global Briefs for Feb. 9

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Earthquakes in Taiwan, immigration in Nigeria, euthanasia in New Zealand, contentment in the U.K.

Choirboys Flip Out

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Young choristers at Chichester Cathedral took a pancake-flipping break during their rehearsal on Shrove Tuesday.

‘Community and Not Chaos’

Monday, February 8, 2016

Bishop Curry: “We’re going to learn to live together, and the Episcopal Church is going to lead the way.”

‘Make a Renewed Commitment’

Monday, February 8, 2016

Bishop Curry: “Love is not a sentiment; it is a commitment to live not for myself alone.”

St. Thomas Hires Organist

Monday, February 8, 2016

Daniel Hyde of Magdalen College, Oxford, succeeds the late John Scott as organist at St. Thomas Church.

N. Indiana Elects Douglas Sparks

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Rev. Douglas E. Sparks, rector of St. Luke’s Church in Rochester, Minn., is Bishop-elect of Northern Indiana.

New: Feb. 21 TLC

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Feb. 21 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Dioceses Rush against Poverty

Friday, February 5, 2016

North Carolina, Colorado have until kickoff time Sunday to beat record donations to Episcopal Relief & Development.

Water and Nurture for Refugees

Friday, February 5, 2016

“As I gave each a cup of water, I looked into their eyes. It was the children who softened first.”

Mayer Welcomes Predecessors

Friday, February 5, 2016

In Fort Worth, two bishops agree to assist Bishop J. Scott Mayer.

U.K. Clergy Might Dress Down

Thursday, February 4, 2016

A consultation is studying if Church of England clergy might be freed from traditional clerical clothing styles.

Cathedrals Strapped for Cash

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Leaders of nearly two-thirds of England’s cathedrals admit to having money worries.

Dean Believes in Bendigo

Thursday, February 4, 2016

“We turned the church inside out. We reflected on what made us distinctive, and we tried to do it with humor.”

Schools and Transgender People

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The National Association of Episcopal Schools offers initial guidelines on transgender-friendly policies.

Abp. Bolly Defends Missionaries

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

“To dismiss the whole missionary movement as rejected in Europe is completely arrogant and mischievous.”

Episcopalians Intend to Vote

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

House of Deputies Newsletter reports on interpretation of primates’ communiqué.

Lord Carey Guarded on Communion

Monday, February 1, 2016

George Carey: “I do not want to get in the way of my successors.”

Global Guests in Miami

Monday, February 1, 2016

Peter Eaton invites Anglican leaders to his seating as fourth Bishop of Southeast Florida.

Theology that Leads to Awe

Friday, January 29, 2016

Theologian Jane Williams spoke at Truro Anglican Church to launch a U.S. satellite of St. Paul’s Theological Centre.

PB on Inclusion and the Church

Friday, January 29, 2016

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will speak on the topic “Is There Room Enough for All?” at the National Press Club.

Sudanese Bishops Seek Help

Friday, January 29, 2016

Bishop Tandema Andrew: “Children are dying of malaria, women are dying in childbirth.”

Porter Fdn. Reaches Jerusalem

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Berkeley graduates to study at St. George’s, Jerusalem, for nine months.

Pennsylvania Announces Slate

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Diocese of Pennsylvania has announced a five-member slate in the election of its 16th bishop.

Bishops Reflect for Lent

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The House of Bishops’ theology committee invites the church to recover and renew economic imagination.

Threefold Blessing

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Archbishop David Moxon: “It was incredibly moving to be part of what (I think) was an unprecedented invitation.”

Abp. Ernest on Primates 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

“Threats of a possible walkout and division … were overcome by a common commitment to walk together.”

Seafarer Groups Work Together

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The MARE project will deliver support, information, and professional development using social media.

Stamp Honors A.M.E. Founder

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The U.S. Postal Service will release its Richard Allen Black Heritage stamp on Feb. 2.

C of E Attendance: 750,000

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Church statisticians are questioning the value of measuring attendance only on Sundays.

ISIS Levels Monastery

Monday, January 25, 2016

The monastery, founded in 595 by Mar Elia (Elijah) and located in Mosul, was attacked in 2014.

Mission Network Renews Call

Monday, January 25, 2016

Episcopalians encounter the outstretched arms of Jesus in new ways through international mission.

New: Feb. 2 TLC

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Feb. 7 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Marriage Study Continues

Friday, January 22, 2016

Brian Taylor: “We have been asked to look at a wide variety of relationships and households other than marriage.”

Canadians Help Syrians

Friday, January 22, 2016

Assistance will go to thousands of families left homeless by the war in Syria.

A ‘God Moment’ in Canterbury

Thursday, January 21, 2016

“It’s clear in Christian teaching that it’s not for us to divide the body of Christ, which is the church.”

‘How Can We Bless Each Other?’

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Archbishop Mouneer Anis describes a turning point in the Primates’ Meeting.

Bruce Garner on the Future

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

“Why will we do these things? These are the words Jesus spoke to His followers. Jesus calls us over this tumult.”

Spokane Seeks 9th Bishop

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Diocese of Spokane is accepting names through March 15 in its search for Spokane’s ninth bishop.

Council’s Young Wonder

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Thomas Alexander, 19, is a budding liturgist.

Responses to Primates’ Decision Reveal Hope, Frustration

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Commentary on the 2016 Primates’ Meeting flooded blogs, social networks, and feeds this weekend as leaders from around the Anglican Communion shared their thoughts on the gathering.

Curry Responds to Primates' Meeting Decision

Friday, January 15, 2016

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: "This has been a disappointing time for many, and there will be heartache and pain for many, but it’s important to remember that we are still part of the Anglican Communion."

Primates suspend TEC over same sex decisions

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Primates' Meeting in Canterbury has suspended the Episcopal Church from full participation in the Anglican Communion. Effective for three years, the resolution prohibits TEC from participating in several facets of the Communion.

E.B. Pusey’s Living Vision

Thursday, January 14, 2016

An interview with the Rev. George Westhaver

$798K to Diocese of Indianapolis

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Diocese of Indianapolis has received a $798,500 grant from the Lilly Endowment.

Transforming a Block

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Episcopal Commons will serve the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, St. Mark’s, and Episcopal Homes.

Primate Visits Myanmar

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Abp. Philip Richardson of New Zealand observed the third Anglican Family Gathering on his way to Canterbury.

O Lord, Make Haste to Help Us

Monday, January 11, 2016

Speculation notwithstanding, Anglican primates attended Evening Prayer together in Canterbury Cathedral on Monday.

What’s at Stake for Primates?

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Anglicanism was never a homogeneous entity and never amenable to central control.

Preventable Deaths

Friday, January 8, 2016

The Rev. Bernadine Craft appears in a new televised discussion of suicide prevention.

TSM Dean to Resign

Friday, January 8, 2016

The Very Rev. Justyn Terry of Trinity School for Ministry will return to England.

Bp. Scanlan Suspends Priest

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Bishop Audrey Scanlan: “It is imperative that we employ all the safeguards that are available to us.”

One-Woman Plea for Peace

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Susanne Sulby: “Sanctuary to me means peace inside yourself.”

Bishop Paul Lambert Retiring

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Paul Lambert, Bishop Suffragan of Dallas, will retire from his diocesan ministry in May.

Nashotah Burial for Bp. Parsons

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Requiem Mass for Bishop Donald J. Parsons set for Jan. 14 at Nashotah House Theological Seminary.

Follow in Jesus’ Love

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Presiding Bishop prays that Anglican Primates “may follow our Lord Jesus in the ways of his love” as they meet.

Remembering Gregory

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Display of Pope Gregory’s crozier coincides with the Primates’ Meeting next week.

Archbishop: Pray for Primates

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury asks for prayers that Anglican primates will meet in wisdom and love.

Indianapolis Opens Nominations

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Diocese of Indianapolis has published its profile as part of its search for the diocese’s 11th bishop.

Bishop Parsons Dies at 94

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Donald James Parsons, former dean of Nashotah House Theological Seminary and 6th Bishop of Quincy, has died.

Complete Primatial Statements

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Andrew Goddard has compiled the statements made by Primates’ Meetings since 1979.

Tensions in Malaysia

Monday, January 4, 2016

The Bishop of West Malaysia says cultural polarization has reached alarming levels.

Synod Leader Decries Secularism

Monday, January 4, 2016

William Nye of the Church of England’s General Synod says Christianity is being subtly silenced in public life.

Letters for Bishop Peter Ball

Friday, January 1, 2016

Twelve letters show how establishment figures rallied in support of the disgraced former Bishop of Gloucester.

New: Jan. 17 TLC

Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Jan. 17 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Complete your year with a special gift to The Living Church

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

There is no better way to praise God than in the Psalms, which are full of the creative Word of God — who was, John says, in the beginning with God, through whom all things were made.

Proposal Worries Primus

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Most Rev. David Chillingworth of Scotland believes the Columba Declaration raises issues of territorial integrity.

Priest Resigns in Kentucky

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Rev. Jonathan Erdman of Louisville: “I have no choice but to resign, or contradict my conscience.”

Gay Canon Denied License

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Rev. Canon Jeremy Davies cannot officiate in the Diocese of Winchester.

Tense Christmas in Sudan

Monday, December 28, 2015

Few Christians in Sudan celebrated Christmas in peace.

English-Scottish Breakthrough

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Church of England and the Church of Scotland will discuss the Columba Declaration in the new year.

Imagine the Parish Mosque

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Baroness Warsi: “A nod to the heritage and the culture that you find yourself in can be very helpful.”

Crossing Our Divide

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Rev. Fleming Rutledge reflects on a new priest’s ministry in the Diocese of Baltimore.

Archbishop’s Christmas Greeting

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Archbishop of Canterbury has sent a Christmas message to ecumenical partners and heads of churches.

Churches Flex Money Muscle

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Churches in the United Kingdom are learning they have power to press for environmentally friendly policies.

Bishop Curry on Christmas

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

“God coming into the world in the person of Jesus matters profoundly for all of us.”

Easton Seeks 11th Bishop

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Diocese of Easton is accepting recommendations until Jan. 15.

Another Tutu Finds Her Voice

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Rev. Mpho Tutu joins protests against South African President Jacob Zuma.

Jan. 3 TLC Now Online

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Jan. 3 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Meet Canon Spellers

Monday, December 21, 2015

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls Stephanie Spellers and Tara Elgin Holley to join his staff.

Bp. Curry Announces Inquiry

Friday, December 18, 2015

Curley, Hessinger & Johnsrud LLP will investigate concerns that led to three staff members being suspended.

Called to Common Confirmation

Friday, December 18, 2015

Lamb of God, a Lutheran and Episcopal parish in Ft. Myers, Florida, held a two-bishop confirmation service Dec. 13.

Darth Vader at the Cathedral

Friday, December 18, 2015

Washington National Cathedral has launched a raffle for a Darth Vader carving and a Gargoyle Tower Climb.

Welby Greets Shia Theologians

Friday, December 18, 2015

Archbishop Justin Welby: “There is great potential for our faith to act as a bridge between our faith communities.”

Decisions vs. Statements

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Archbishop Fred Hiltz of Canada says the Primates’ Meeting “is not a decision-making body.”

Apply Soon for Service Corps

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Jan. 8 is the application deadline for placement in the Young Adult Service Corps.

Abp. Idowu-Fearon on Boko Haram

Thursday, December 17, 2015

“The responsibility is on those of us who believe there is a better way to help [Boko Haram] to find it.”

Year 2 of St. Anselm

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Application period opens for the second year of the Community of St. Anselm.

The Archbishop and ‘West Wing’

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

“You get the sense that [Archbishop Welby] is never calculating who might be offended, or attracted, by his words.”

Weddings and Hospitality

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Bishop George D. Young III explains his decision to no longer require parish membership for couples seeking weddings.

Small Is Beautiful

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Bishop Kirk S. Smith of Arizona reflects on the important ministry of small congregations.

On Freedom of Religion

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Bishop Nicholas Knisely: “I cannot imagine our nation betraying its great visionary stance.”

E. Oregon Elects in 1 Ballot

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Rev. Patrick Bell of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, elected as the seventh Bishop of Eastern Oregon.

New Space for Lambeth Library

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Lambeth Palace’s first new building project in 180 years will create a new home for its library.

‘Mums, Tots, and Bible Songs’

Monday, December 14, 2015

Christian leaders say the U.K. government’s counter-extremism plans are too broad.

IASCUFO and Primates

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity Faith, and Order welcomes the Primates’ Meeting set for January.

Bedside Executive Decisions

Friday, December 11, 2015

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, only one day after brain surgery, suspends three high-ranking leaders.

Bp. Curry Leaves Hospital

Friday, December 11, 2015

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will return to his home in North Carolina after a six-day hospital stay.

PB Suspends Three Leaders

Friday, December 11, 2015

Presiding Bishop suspends the church’s chief operating officer, deputy COO, and director of public engagement.

Climate Talks ‘Nearly There’

Friday, December 11, 2015

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said he would present a draft agreement Saturday morning to climate-change negotiators.

Heaney Publishes on Theology

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Rev. Robert S. Heaney has published ‘From Historical to Critical Post-Colonial Theology.’

Litany on Gun Violence

Friday, December 11, 2015

Bishop Stephen T. Lane has composed a litany for National Gun Violence Sabbath Weekend.

Communion Seeks Communicator

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Anglican Communion’s next director of communications will oversee a global network of writers.

Presiding Bishop Clears Surgery

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is resting comfortably after surgery in a Virginia hospital on Tuesday.

Subdural Hematoma: Cause & Cure

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Doctors expect a gradual but steady recovery in Bishop Michael Curry’s case.

Bishop Curry’s Love Offering

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The presiding bishop’s bedside video was a pastoral gesture for a people genuinely worried about their leader.

PB’s Surgery Delayed

Monday, December 7, 2015

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry thanks Episcopalians and others for their prayers and wishes.

Archbishop Sentamu’s Pilgrimage

Monday, December 7, 2015

Global Briefs: The Archbishop of York will walk across his diocese. • Remembering Mandela • Climate Conference

Dec. 20 Issue Is Now Online

Monday, December 7, 2015

The Dec. 20 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Surgery Set for Bishop Curry

Monday, December 7, 2015

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will undergo surgery today for a subdural hematoma.

Prayers Plus Work

Friday, December 4, 2015

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Bishop J. Jon Bruno offer a video statement on the murders in San Bernardino.

Bexley Seabury Seeks Partner

Friday, December 4, 2015

Will Bexley Seabury Western Theological Federation’s focus on Chicago help deepen its ecumenical collaboration?

Bp. Andrus on Mass Shootings

Thursday, December 3, 2015

“It is time to boldly stand up and say, as we know most Americans believe, that good gun control must happen now.”

Rivers of Tears

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has a lot of work ahead.

Driven to Our Knees

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Bishop Jim Mathes: “Let us pray deeply that God may assuage the sorrows of those most harmed by today’s evil.”

Archbishop Speaks on ISIL

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Justin Welby calls for a theological component to the debate about fighting terrorism.

Primatial Staff Dates to 1961

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

From the Field (Diocese of Georgia) offers background on Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s primatial staff.

Diaconate Fund’s New Leaders

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Rev. W. Keith McCoy of the Diocese of New Jersey is the new president of the Fund for the Diaconate.

Mind Meld on Evangelism

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Carrie Boren Headington of Dallas recently interviewed Presiding Bishop Michael Curry about evangelism.

‘Ecumenism of Blood’

Monday, November 30, 2015

Pope Francis: Anglican martyrs’ witness has “truly gone ‘to the end of the earth.’”

Ethiopia’s Theological College

Monday, November 30, 2015

St. Frumentius’ Anglican Theological College launches in Ethiopia, and more in global briefs.

Grieve, Pray, and Act

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bishop Jeffrey D. Lee responds to video of a Chicago police officer shooting Laquan McDonald, 17, to death.

‘Jesus Is Present’

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bishop Brian E. Prior responds to multiple shootings in North Minneapolis on Nov. 22.

Global Briefs for Nov. 24

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Archbishop Williams on ISIS • Healing in Uganda • Gift to St. Andrews • Ruling in Zimbabwe

Pope Names Ordinariate Bishop

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Steven J. Lopez to be ordained Feb. 2 as the first bishop of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.

U.K. Cinemas: Humbug

Monday, November 23, 2015

Movie chains decline ad in which believers say the Lord’s Prayer.

Los Angeles Seeks Nominees

Friday, November 20, 2015

Diocese of Los Angeles will elect a bishop coadjutor in December 2016.

$1.5M to Trinity School for Ministry

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hansen Foundation’s large gift will support the Robert E. Webber Center for an Ancient Evangelical Future.

‘We Could Change the World’

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry encourages Executive Council members to explore evangelism.

Staff Prevails on Secrecy

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Executive Council approves redacting amounts for clergy housing allowances.

Bishop Curry on Refugees

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: “The larger truth is that our ultimate security comes from God in Christ.”

Council Debates its Duties

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Members of Executive Council heard Tuesday that the council has not been keeping up with some key responsibilities.

Bp. Lee to Assist in N.C.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Bishop Peter James Lee will return to North Carolina, his longtime home, to serve as assistant bishop.

Global Briefs for Nov. 17

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Archbishops on terrorist attacks • Coventry remembers • More

Ethicist Blasts White Supremacy

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Keri Day: “White supremacy has always sat at the center of the American democratic ideal that we hold dear.”

‘Ready and Really Serious’

Monday, November 16, 2015

Presiding Bishop says adding a third canon shows commitment to evangelism and racial reconciliation.

Bp. Glasspool Moving to NYC

Monday, November 16, 2015

Mary Douglas Glaspool will become an assistant bishop in the Diocese of New York in April.

ECF Leaving 815 Second Ave.

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Episcopal Church Foundation will move to the Interchurch Center by January.

Council’s New Triennium

Monday, November 16, 2015

Executive Council hears about evangelism, racial reconciliation, and new forms of church amid shrinking budgets.

5 Nominees for Northern Indiana

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Diocese of Northern Indiana has announced five nominees in the search for its eighth bishop.

Dallas Consecration

Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Rev. Canon George Sumner became Bishop of Dallas on Saturday during a 2½-hour service.

UCU Honors Missionaries

Friday, November 13, 2015

Uganda Christian University has dedicated a classroom building in honor of the Rev. Stephen and Peggy Noll.

Central N.Y. Opens Nominations

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Diocese of Central New York will elect its 11th bishop in August.

Katherine Parr: Liturgist?

Thursday, November 12, 2015

A professor at Carleton University believes Henry VIII’s last wife composed a ‘Prayer for the Monarch.’

Magic Gardens in the City

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Atlas Obscura: “Walking through the narrow gate into the gardens at St. Luke in the Fields is like diving underwater.”

Compass Rose to Raise $10M

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Compass Rose Society plans endowment to fund its annual commitment to the Anglican Consultative Council.

Global Briefs for Nov. 11

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Church of South India strives to help the disabled.

Nov. 29 TLC Now Online

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Nov. 29 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Brotherly Relations in Cairo

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Anglican archbishops, Coptic Pope, Grand Imam discuss peace, ‘Allah,’ sexual morality, and Easter.

Ordinariate’s Missal Published

Monday, November 9, 2015

Ordinariate communities will use ‘Divine Worship: The Missal’ as of the First Sunday of Advent.

All-Chicago for Bexley Seabury

Monday, November 9, 2015

Bexley Seabury Seminary Foundation will change to a single campus beginning with its Fall 2016 term.

Tribunal Backs British Bishop

Friday, November 6, 2015

An employment tribunal has dismissed Jeremy Pemberton’s discrimination claim.

Pilgrim Draws Pilgrims

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A discipleship course from the Church of England helps people cross bridges into my parish’s common life.

Eastern Oregon Nominates 3

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Diocese of Eastern Oregon seeks its seventh bishop.

Md. Welcomes Bishop Knudsen

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Evensong will celebrate the arrival of Chilton R. Knudsen, a bishop with a ministry in recovery and healing.

The Church and Credit Unions

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Credit unions present opportunities that can serve all sorts of people well.

Patriarch Visits Lambeth

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Archbishop Welby worshiped, prayed together, and discussed shared challenges.

Bishop Eaton Visits Congress

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bishop Peter Eaton met last week with several leaders in Congress, including those who represent Florida.

Lent Madness & Holiday Creep

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tim Schenck: “Why can’t you walk into your local coffee shop and see purple lights strung up in November?”

Shared Communion Breakthrough?

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A committee suggests “expansion of opportunities for Catholics and Lutherans to receive Holy Communion together.”

Dedicatory Year at VTS

Monday, November 2, 2015

Dean Ian Markham: “We want to stretch that space, make demands of the space, and live into the space.”

Global Briefs for Nov. 2

Monday, November 2, 2015

Pope Francis • Corrymeela • Evangelism

‘God Has Work for Us to Do’

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The church installs Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry in a service marked by excitement, joy, and gravity.

‘Pray for Him, not Prey on Him’

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Sandye Wilson: “I would like to invite you to make a covenant today to pray for [Bishop Curry] and not prey on him.”

Be Present in Spirit

Friday, October 30, 2015

Episcopalians need not be present to celebrate Bishop Michael Curry’s new ministry as 27th presiding bishop.

Nov. 15 TLC Now Online

Friday, October 30, 2015

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

Designated Tithing

Friday, October 30, 2015

Trends in giving and their implications for churches

Turning a Page in Maryland

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton offers multiple prayers after the sentencing of former bishop Heather Cook.

God Recalibrates Hearts

Thursday, October 29, 2015

James K.A. Smith speaks about his ideas in a long-form interview with Sue Careless.

A Philosopher Loves the Heart

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

James K.A. Smith praises Anglicanism’s beauty and liturgical heritage.

21 to Attend U.N. Meeting

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has chosen delegates to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

Seven Years for Heather Cook

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Former bishop Heather Cook will spend seven years in prison in the death of bicyclist Thomas Palermo.

Same-sex Weddings for Georgia

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Bishop Scott Benhase of Georgia has granted permission for clergy to celebrate weddings for same-sex couples.

Western N.C. Posts Profile

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Diocese of Western North Carolina is accepting names in the search for its seventh bishop.

Global Briefs for Oct. 26

Monday, October 26, 2015

Bishop Rachel Treweek • Cricket Results • Archbishop Makgoba • Refugees at Offa House

Cathedral to House Elderly

Friday, October 23, 2015

Ministry of Caring rescues the empty Cathedral Church of St. John in Wilmington, Delaware.

A Late Bishop’s Troubling Sin

Friday, October 23, 2015

Decades after his death, Bishop George Bell’s pedophilia finds him out.

Porvoo: Pray for Leaders

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Leaders of the Porvoo Communion of Churches have called for prayers amid the refugee crisis.

Eerdmans Interviews Hauerwas

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Stanley Hauerwas of Duke University joins host Philip Zoutendam for the first episode of ‘The Eerdcast.’

Horsepower in Therapy

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A video by Deacon Anthony Keller profiles Joyce Davison’s ministry through AHEAD with Horses.

Archbishop Welby on YouTube

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Two videos capture the Archbishop of Canterbury’s thoughts on working for unity within the Anglican Communion.

TLC and Virginia Seminary

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Dean Ian Markham: TLC “is a substantial publication, which invites us all into a theologically rich understanding of our tradition.”

Global Briefs for Oct. 19

Monday, October 19, 2015

Bishopscourts’ Fading Glory • KJV Draft • Twice-yearly Churches

Global South Primates: We’re In

Monday, October 19, 2015

Archbishops welcome the chance to shape their own agenda for January’s meeting.

‘Go to Galilee’

Sunday, October 18, 2015

A disciple’s transformed life begets joyful witness, public acts of justice, and potentially contagious faith.

How Does the Synod Work?

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Synod of Bishops, in the media spotlight as it discusses the family, is 50 years old this month.

Nov. 1 TLC Now Online

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Nov. 1 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bridging Low and High Church

Friday, October 16, 2015

The Archbishop of Canterbury joins the celebration of a new Immanuel Chapel at VTS.

Peter Moore Scholars Chosen

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Two scholarships honor the fourth dean and president of Trinity School for Ministry.

‘We Need a United Church’

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s sermon at Virginia Theological Seminary, Oct. 13.

Education that Crosses Divides

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wesley Hill: “Our experience of praying together is challenging us to reach across other kinds of impaired communion.”

Makgoba Cites Mining Dangers

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Archbishop of Cape Town: Churches “have failed the mining industry, both workers and managers.”

Global Briefs for Oct. 12

Monday, October 12, 2015

Global South meeting canceled • Midwives order scales back • Peter Ball jailed • Rare Bible pops up

A Greener Prayer Book

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Rev. Ruth Meyers predicts possible changes in creation, baptism, and trinitarian theology.

Another Step on Christology

Friday, October 9, 2015

Anglican and Oriental Orthodox leaders have signed a revised Agreed Statement on Christology.

Rise in Glory: Winifred Gaines

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Rev. Canon Winifred B. Gaines, former chaplain to the California Senate, dies at 87.

Guyanese Priest Elected Bishop

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Diocese of Guyana has elected the Rev. Charles Alexander Davidson of Philadelphia as its eighth bishop.

Fresh Water, Prayer in S.C.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Deacons in South Carolina are coordinating efforts to deliver clean water to residents of the city Columbia.

Webinar on Refugee Crisis

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society will present a webinar Oct. 15 on the global refugee crisis.

New Fire in London

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Bishop Richard Chartres gives thanks for a rekindled emphasis on evangelism within his diocese.

Two Canons for Bishop Curry

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Michael Buerkel Hunn will work from Raleigh and Charles K. Robertson will remain in New York.

Global Briefs for Oct. 5

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Vatican's cricket team • Edith Cavell • Christian-Muslim relations

Tony Baker to Edit ATR

Monday, October 5, 2015

Professor wants journal to be “a first stop for faculty and graduate students who have something remarkable to say.”

Oct. 18 TLC Now Online

Friday, October 2, 2015

The Oct. 18 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

St. James Declines $1 Million

Friday, October 2, 2015

“The church building that we were in cost $6 million to build, and the land alone would be $15 million.”

Up Close at National Cathedral

Friday, October 2, 2015

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has provided support for the cathedral’s restoration.

Idowu-Fearon Prays for Primates

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

“We confess our individual and corporate roles in bringing the Communion to where she is today and ask for your forgiveness.”

The Grays’ Dynastic Ministry

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Rev. Peter W. Gray could be forgiven if he felt overwhelmed by his ancestral lineage.

Global Briefs for Sept. 29

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

James Runcie • British Survey • Bones at Westminster • Bishop Mallally Ordains Deacons

Missional Focus in New Zealand

Monday, September 28, 2015

More than 500 people are expected at Mission Together, New Zealand’s decennial mission conference set for Oct. 6-9.

Destination: Papal Mass

Friday, September 25, 2015

SEPTA mass transit will help thousands reach the Mass that concludes Pope Francis’s visit to the United States.

Agreed Statement Forthcoming

Friday, September 25, 2015

‘In the Image and Likeness of God: A Hope-Filled Anthropology’ reflects six years of ecumenical dialogue.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Legal transfer of PEARUSA to the ACNA to occur by June.

Australians Open their Doors

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Assistant Bishop Tim Harris has asked Australian churches to ponder “how you might step up at such a time as this.”

Present for the Overwhelmed

Thursday, September 24, 2015

If anyone in New York City is stunned by a brush with Pope Francis, Fr. Joe Parrish is ready to help.

Pope Buoys Environmentalists

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Canon Sally Bingham: The pope’s message on the environment “has given us a tremendous boost.”

Reading Lambeth’s Tea Leaves

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Time to stop “trying to keep people in the boat and never actually rowing it anywhere.”

Drawing Hope from Pope Francis

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fr. Brian Vander Wel: “I just want to see him, even if it’s on the [outdoor] TV screen.”

Global Briefs for Sept. 21

Monday, September 21, 2015

Items from Tanzania, Lambeth Palace, and Nigeria.

Oct. 4 TLC Now Online

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Oct. 4 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bishops Discuss Encyclical

Friday, September 18, 2015

Bishop Marc Andrus calls for “loving and appreciative dialogue” about issues raised by Pope Francis.

GAFCON Responds to Invitation

Friday, September 18, 2015

GAFCON: Division “is not primarily a problem of relationships and cultural context, but of false teaching.”

Wales and Archepiscopacy

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Archbishop Barry Morgan of Wales questions the traditional demands of the office.

815 Promotes Block 87

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Episcopal Church welcomes proposals for the last undeveloped property in downtown Austin.

Abp. Beach on the Primates

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Archbishop Foley Beach intends to join his fellow GAFCON primates, if they attend January’s meeting.

A ‘Most Welcome Development’

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Idowu-Fearon: “The Anglican Communion must now allow the Holy Spirit to intervene in the differences that divide us.”

Abp. Calls Primates’ Meeting

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Archbishop Welby invites Archbishop Foley Beach of the ACNA to attend part of the next Primates’ Meeting.

Anticipation for Pope Francis

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

More than the sizable flock of Pope Francis will welcome him to the United States.

Thistle Farms Hires New CEO

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Thistle Farms has hired Hal Cato, formerly CEO of Zeumo and Oasis Center.

George Sumner Gains Consents

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The ordination and consecration of the Rev. George R. Sumner, Jr., is scheduled for Nov. 14.

PB: Care for the Sojourner

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Presiding Bishop: “We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, and our lives are bound up with theirs.”

Bishop: Welcome the Stranger

Monday, September 14, 2015

“You will know what it means to touch and relieve the true suffering and real needs of desperate people.”

Global Briefs for Sept. 14

Monday, September 14, 2015

U.K. refugee policy • Upbeat funerals • Bishop Peter Ball to be sentenced • New Zealand parishes to help refugees

Assisted Suicide Perishes

Friday, September 11, 2015

Faith groups help persuade the House of Commons to reject a well-funded campaign for assisted suicide.

Love and Death

Friday, September 11, 2015

Two priests create an Off-Off-Broadway musical on finding love late in life.

Europe’s Churches Help Refugees

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Church of England’s Diocese in Europe has launched an appeal to help refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and Eritrea.

Too Many Funerals in Nigeria

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Abp. Kwashi: “I have conducted more burial services … than weddings and naming ceremonies since 2001.”

Army Chaplain to Preach on 9/11

Thursday, September 10, 2015

William Lupfer: “David preaches the message that reconciliation is learned and has to be practiced.”

Storytellers and Transformation

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Marvin A. McMickle: “God is not just entrusting the story to us. God is entrusting the congregation’s time to us.”

‘Some Slopes Are Slippery’

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Archbishop of Canterbury writes in opposition to physician-assisted suicide.

Cook Pleads Guilty on 4 Charges

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Prosecutors to seek a 20-year sentence, with ten years of it suspended, for former bishop Heather Cook.

Global Briefs for Sept. 8

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Assisted suicide • Christine Hardman • SE Asia • Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon

Sept. 20 TLC Now Online

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Sept. 20 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bp. Sutton on Violence & Guns

Friday, September 4, 2015

Bishop of Maryland condemns attacks on police, offers web course on gun violence.

Archbishop Greets Archbishop

Friday, September 4, 2015

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba shares audio from his visit with Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Storming Racism with Prayer

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Episcopal Church’s presiding officers have endorsed End Racism Sunday.

A ‘Complex and Wicked Crisis’

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury: “We must respond with compassion” to those fleeing persecution in the Middle East.

S.E. Asia Elects 5th Primate

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Rt. Rev. Datuk Ng Moon Hing will become the Church of South East Asia’s primate in February.

Trinity Institute’s Top Essays

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Willis Jenkins of the University of Virginia wins first place for his essay, “Is Plutocracy Sinful?”

Blessing All the Neighborhood

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

“Are you praying only for the good people? Aren’t we good enough?”

2 Letters on St. Paul’s School

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Bishop of New Hampshire and two leaders of St. Paul’s School write about Owen Labrie’s conviction.

Global Briefs for Aug. 31

Monday, August 31, 2015

Bradford’s “Jesus Man” • Creation Care • Rome Honors Luther • Princess Diana’s Grave

Long Island Calls Dean

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Rev. Michael T. Sniffen will begin serving Nov. 1 as dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City.

TSM to help in Arctic

Friday, August 28, 2015

Trinity School for Ministry and the Diocese of the Arctic explore partnership.

ACNA’s Moscow Pilgrimage

Friday, August 28, 2015

Leaders of the Anglican Church in North America met with Patriarch Kirill and Metropolitan Hilarion on Aug. 25.

Diocese of Pa. Seeks Nominees

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Diocese of Pennsylvania has posted its profile and will receive nominations through Sept. 30.

Inmates Finish Braille Hymnal

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Braille Unit at HMP Maghaberry in Ireland has completed work on the hymnal supplement Thanks & Praise.

Pastoral Care after Shootings

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

“Our church, Trinity Ecumenical Parish, is the staging area for emergency personnel, police, fire, and EMS.”

Cubans Keep the Faith

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Bishop of Cuba attended seminary as one of eight students. Now there are more than 1,500.

PB Supports Iran Agreement

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Letter: “This historic accord moves us one small step closer to a world free of nuclear weapons.”

March, Rally to Renew ERA

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

What organizers are calling a “Herstoric March on Women’s Equality Day” is set for Thursday in Washington.

CDSP Hires Scott MacDougall

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fordham scholar will be Church Divinity School of the Pacific’s visiting assistant professor of theology.

Stopping Human Traffic

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Episcopalians of many cultures fight the global exploitation of innocent people.

N. Indiana Releases Profile

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Diocese of Northern Indiana has released its profile one week before it begins accepting nominations.

Global Briefs for Aug. 24

Monday, August 24, 2015

Samir Katify’s death, U.K. cathedrals, and Taizé’s anniversary

Sept. 6 Edition Now Online

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Sept. 6 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Lambeth’s Benedict Option

Friday, August 21, 2015

An interview with the Rev. Anders Litzell, who serves as prior of the Community of St. Anselm at Lambeth Palace.

Exhibit Honors Pauli Murray

Friday, August 21, 2015

The exhibit “Pauli Murray: Imp, Crusader, Dude, Priest” continues until Dec. 12 in Durham.

School-Museum Partnership

Thursday, August 20, 2015

School affirms “inclusivity of culture, diversity of thought, and the worth and dignity of every human being.”

Japanese-Korean Reconciliation

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The presiding bishop joined in a service of reconciliation between people of Japanese and Korean heritage.

Dean Gary Hall to Retire

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Mariann Budde, Bishop of Washington, will serve as interim dean of Washington National Cathedral beginning Jan. 1.

Honor for Fr. Absalom Jones

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A wax sculpture celebrates the first African-American priest of the Episcopal Church.

Parliament Debates Euthanasia

Monday, August 17, 2015

Church representatives have released statements opposing a bill that would make physician-assisted suicide legal.

Global Briefs for Aug. 17

Monday, August 17, 2015

Youth lose interest in free speech; mobile Psalms; and St. Columba’s grave

Panel Recommends Conciliation

Friday, August 14, 2015

Reference panel: “A process of Conciliation will be framed in the next few weeks.”

Honor for an American Martyr

Friday, August 14, 2015

Ruby Sales: “That was the deal we made with each other: that any one of us would have died for each other.”

From Wall Street to Ambridge

Friday, August 14, 2015

The oldest book in the donated collection was published in 1695: Christian Life by John Scott.

ERD Helps after Cyclone Komen

Thursday, August 13, 2015

“Our partners in Myanmar are relying on local resources and expertise to the greatest extent possible.”

Trust Not in Guns

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bishop John Richard Bryant: “We keep saying the gun will protect us and yet it seems to make us more violent.”

Liturgists Note Revisions

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Some provinces move toward revising “prayer books, hymnals, and liturgical texts.”

Bishop Protects Civilians

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

About 15 to 20 people have moved into the Bishop of Nzara’s home and 50 are living in the cathedral compound.

Sudanese Council Seeks Peace

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

South Sudanese church leaders: “There is no moral justification for this senseless war.”

New Generosity in England

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Church of England stewardship adviser John Preston: “Giving has tripled from the 1.1 percent we saw 35 years ago.”

England’s Humanitarian Crisis

Monday, August 10, 2015

Bishop Trevor Willmott: “We need to rediscover what it is to be a human, and that every human being matters.”

Global Briefs for Aug. 10

Monday, August 10, 2015

Reports from Europe, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Kenya, and England

Liturgy and Reconciliation

Friday, August 7, 2015

Michael Lapsley: “We often reduce forgiveness to saying we’re sorry. Reality is much more messy and ambiguous.”

Church Doubts Bell’s Legend

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Rev. Adam Yates: “We’re not really sure how old it is.”

WCC: Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Olav Fykse Tveit: “We resolve to continue to press mightily for the outlawing and elimination of these weapons.”

Renewing Beauty in Salinas

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Bp. Mary Gray-Reeves: “To not be afraid to be here in this neighborhood was a very important witness.”

Canon Bausch to Lead FiFNA

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Rev. Canon Lawrence D. Bausch of Ocean Beach, California, elected president of Forward in Faith North America.

DOJ Report Inspires Litany

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Michael Kinman: “I realized how I was going to get through it was not to read it but to pray it.”

Aug. 16 Edition Now Online

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Aug. 16 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Global Briefs for Aug. 3

Monday, August 3, 2015

Lonely chaplains in Antarctica, portable dead in the U.K., and besieged Christians in China.

Community Honors Veteran Priest

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Rev. Canon Richard L. Marquess-Barry: “I’m hoping that I’ve left some footprints that my two grandsons can step in.”

Great Turmoil in Newport Beach

Friday, July 31, 2015

An Episcopal congregation established by Bishop J. Jon Bruno now fights to stay in place.

Traded as Merchandise

Friday, July 31, 2015

Brazil’s primate calls for action against human trafficking.

Three New Bishops for Peru

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Diocese of Peru moves toward becoming a province of the Anglican Communion.

Sunday Celebration for PB

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Adapted from the Office of Public Affairs

Bishop Sprints at Convention

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Bishop Graham Kings sees parallels in early Church, Global South.

President Charms Kenya

Monday, July 27, 2015

President Obama met with family members soon after his arrival in Nairobi.

Global Briefs for July 27

Monday, July 27, 2015

Bishop Rachel Treweek, church weddings, and congregational numbers

Bishop Pro-Tem Hodges-Copple

Friday, July 24, 2015

Bishop Suffragan to serve as bishop pro tem beginning Nov. 1, when Michael Curry becomes presiding bishop.

Bishop Smith: Not Convinced

Friday, July 24, 2015

Bishop Smith of North Dakota: “[T]he ‘doctrine’ of our church is in conflict with the ‘worship’ of our church.”

Swedes’ Shared Experiences

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Archbishop Anders Wejryd: “We have been looked upon as being ecumenically dangerous.”

Brazil’s Primate Praises Changes

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Brazilian primate: “My hope is that in our next Primates meeting we can have sincere and honest conversation.”

Brothers Back Restorative Justice

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Edwin Davis: “The way our nation handles criminal justice wounds victims and offenders alike.”

‘Mission Begins with God’

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Three archbishops respond to an address by Bishop Graham Kings, mission theologian in the Anglican Communion.

9th Custodian to Oversee BCP

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Rev. Juan M. Cabrero-Oliver was appointed by the presiding bishop and approved by General Convention.

Bishops Reflect on GC78

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Bishops Edward Konieczny, William Love, and Gregory Brewer discuss General Convention’s decisions.

Bavarian Unity at Church Center

Monday, July 20, 2015

Bavarian Lutherans and Anglicans discussed current joint ministries July 14-16 at the Episcopal Church Center.

Global Briefs for July 20

Monday, July 20, 2015

Owen Chadwick’s death, honors for cricket-playing missionary brothers, and responses to same-sex marriage

Virginia Honors Jonathan Daniels

Friday, July 17, 2015

“Jonathan has a personal connection with our Commonwealth of Virginia, graduating from Virginia Military Institute.”

Bishop Martins on Marriage

Friday, July 17, 2015

Bishop Daniel Martins: “Marriage is not merely historic; it is pre-historic and pan-historic.”

From VTS to Lambeth Palace

Friday, July 17, 2015

The Rev. Shannon Preston will join the first class of the Community St. Anselm in September.

Bishop Bowman Dead at 82

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Rt. Rev. David C. Bowman, Bishop of Western New York for 11 years, died peacefully at home July 10.

Jonathan Daniels Fellows, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Seminarians studying in Chicago, Nashville, and Rochester receive the Jonathan M. Daniels Memorial Fellowship.

Aboriginal Reconciliation

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Didgeridoo music marks a bishop’s consecration in Adelaide, Australia.

Global Briefs for July 15

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Archbishop Welby and Sudan, a tree church, and the Rev. Joyce Bennett’s death

Called to Be Me

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A photo essay: How do clergy decide what to wear with their standard shirt-and-collar?

Australia Looks to Asia

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Anglican Church in Australia has a new international agenda: working with the Asian Church in the Asian Century.

Things Have Changed

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

General Convention brings deep and wide change to marriage, leadership, liturgy, structure, mission, and more.

ECW in Utah: “¡Celebremos!”

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Episcopal Church Women’s Triennial meets under the theme “Stir Up the Spirit: ¡Celebremos!”

Convention Edition Now Online

Monday, July 13, 2015

The July 26 edition of TLC features comprehensive reporting and brief commentary on the 78th General Convention.

Bishop Whitaker Dead at 88

Friday, July 10, 2015

The Rt. Rev. O’Kelley Whitaker, retired Bishop of Central New York, died June 25.

Proceed, toward Discussion

Friday, July 10, 2015

Bishop Dorsey McConnell: Rites do not “adequately explain what they are doing and why.”

Bishop Kelshaw Dead at 78

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Former seminary professor Terence Kelshaw was elected Bishop of the Rio Grande in 1989.

‘Go Light Your World’

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Daughters of the King hear from the Rev. Becca Stevens and the Rev. Canon Andrew White.

GAFCON Responds on Marriage

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

“The Church of God finds its integrity in teaching and living according to the received Word of God.”

Witness, Loyalty, Charity, Unity

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

George Sumner: “I mean, by God’s grace, to be bishop for the whole diocese, across differences of opinion.”

Global Briefs for July 7

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Tutus celebrate 60 years of marriage.

Dallas: Marriage Unaffected Here

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Diocese of Dallas strives to honor the church’s constitution, the prayer book, and Scripture.

Foul Water for a Royal

Monday, July 6, 2015

Today the Jordan River is seriously polluted by sewage and industrial waste.

Deputies Finish Work

Friday, July 3, 2015

Deputies’ closing topics: alternative liturgies, confirmation, assessments, Israel, PB’s job security.

Bishops Finish on Structure

Friday, July 3, 2015

The House of Bishops settled structural proposals during its final session of the 78th General Convention.

Bishops Protest DR’s Policy

Friday, July 3, 2015

Deportees “are real Dominicans,” Bishop Duracin said. “They have been deported because of the color of their skin.”

Hymnal Revision to Begin

Friday, July 3, 2015

The Episcopal Church will begin a process of revising the 1982 Hymnal.

Welcome the Returning

Friday, July 3, 2015

General Convention has cleared a way for returning clergy who had left the Episcopal Church.

Bishops: Revise Hymnal Too

Friday, July 3, 2015

The House of Bishops approved creating a revision process for The Hymnal 1982 on Friday morning.


Friday, July 3, 2015

The presiding bishop-elect said the Church unites “traditionalists” and “progressives,” “Republicans and Democrats.”

Toward Mini Unicameralism

Friday, July 3, 2015

Deputies agreed that both houses can do more than sit together for occasional presentations.

So Long, Fossil Fuels

Friday, July 3, 2015

Three entities have been charged with divesting from the investment portfolios of fossil-fuel companies.

Planning BCP Revision

Friday, July 3, 2015

Deputy Kate Moorehead: “We’re simply embarking on a study and a listening process.”

Clock Runs Out on Dissent

Friday, July 3, 2015

Deputies hear only five sentences of Communion Partners’ statement.

Communion Across Difference

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Statement of the Mind of the House of Bishops

Bishops Decline BDS Bid

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bp. Frade: “My experience with boycotts and embargoes is that they hurt the very people we think we’re helping.”

Easy on the Alleluias, Deacon

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bishops must now forward all Title IV complaints, even of one too many Alleluias, or risk punishment.

‘Deeply Grieved’

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Global South leaders: “We are deeply grieved again by the Episcopal Church … to change the definition of marriage in their church canons.”

The Salt Lake City Statement

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Twenty bishops of the Episcopal Church dissent from the recent actions of General Convention on marriage.

$5.6m for Planting Churches

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Deputies authorize new spending from endowment returns to plant new churches.

Joint Hiring Powers on Execs

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Both presiding officers to have a say in executive leadership for the Episcopal Church.

Help on Phyllis Tickle’s Story

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Jon Sweeney to tell of Episcopal author’s massive influence on religion in American life.

Bishops Stuck on Hiring Power

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bishops debate if the presiding bishop should have sole authority in hiring church executives.

Then There Were Two

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

House of Bishops completes vast reduction of church’s standing commissions.

‘We Do’ on Same-sex Marriage

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Episcopal Church has revised references to a bond between “husband and wife.”

Bishops Unite against Addiction

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

“I’m Mark, and I’m an alcoholic,” said Bishop Mark Hollingsworth, Jr., of Ohio as he began a committee report.

No Firing Power for Council

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Deputies took an assertive step to preserve the presiding bishop’s executive power.

New Effort on Open Communion

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The motion to reconsider the resolution did not obtain the necessary majority.

Youth: Let’s Talk about Racism

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Youth from the Diocese of Olympia reflect on a conversation about racism held at General Convention 78.

Pause to Hear from All

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

“We speak of a big tent, a table where all are welcome. … let our actions represent these images.”

Crunch Time on Structure

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Deputies asked on Tuesday why a committee killed some recommendations of the restructuring committee.

Bishops: Plan for BCP Revision

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Resolution asks that the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music prepare a plan for prayer-book revision.

‘We Will Get There’

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Scott Gunn: “The holy Church is filled with imperfect people, so we should not expect perfection.”

Chariots of Fire to Roll Again

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Last Race is being filmed in China by a Hong Kong director, Stephen Shin.

Global Briefs for June 30

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Salvation Army celebrates 150th anniversary, and other news.

Living on Past Generosity

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Church headquarters receives receives only 61 percent of its income from diocesan assessments.

Structure Renews its Unity

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The meeting began with the hymn “O God our help in ages past,” which drew some chuckles.

Canterbury: Deep Concern

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Abp. Welby: Redefining marriage has “ramifications for the Anglican Communion,” ecumenism, and interfaith work.

Tensions on Structure Committee

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bishop Dean Wolf: “It’s less fun to play” when agreed-upon changes keep returning to their original form.

Deputies: $8m for Growth

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Evangelism and church planting got major boosts Monday from the House of Deputies.

High-minded and Earthy

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Poignant stories allowed a conversation to be as vulnerable and earthy as it was intellectual and spiritual.

Bishops Redefine Marriage

Monday, June 29, 2015

Bishops voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposal: 129 for, 26 against, and 5 abstentions.

Deputies Scrap Consultation

Monday, June 29, 2015

Deputies rejected a proposal that a task force on marriage “consult with other members of the Anglican Communion.”

A Conflicted Abstention

Monday, June 29, 2015

Bishop C. Andrew Doyle: “I love you all and your division is a very real division in my own heart.”

Bp. Curry Warms Up for Office

Monday, June 29, 2015

Early Sunday, Curry capped an anti-gun violence rally with a glimpse of his exuberant preaching style.

Power to Fire?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Proposal would give Executive Council firing power on COO, CFO, and Chief Legal Officer.

‘Please Don’t Box Us In’

Monday, June 29, 2015

Cindy Smith: Reconciliation’s path “will be traveled by those who call a place home and know their neighbors.”

Video: The Primate of Pakistan

Monday, June 29, 2015

The Most Rev. Samuel Robert Azariah talks with TLC about living as a Christian in Pakistan.

Pension Fund Flexes Muscles

Monday, June 29, 2015

“Money is power. It’s precisely the power of the pension funds that we would like to see asserted in this fight.”

Going Big on Racial Justice

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Bishop James Mathes: “It wasn’t just the White House that was built with slave labor. Our church was.”

ERD Sends Chocolate Love

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The sweets arrived as a committee was making cuts in a $35.5 million budget.

Panel Hears Divestment Debate

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Resolution calls for divestment from companies doing business on the West Bank.

Structure Decisions Deferred

Sunday, June 28, 2015

A committee has declined to recommend another three years of work by the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church.

Bishops Wary of Lay Presidency

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Bishop Michael Smith: “I think the 1979 BCP has done its work, and our people like to receive communion on Sundays.”

Marching through Zion

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Claiming Common Ground Against Gun Violence rally denounces a rash of gunshot deaths in the United States.

Video: Bishop Curry’s Presser

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry fields questions on church growth, racism, reconciliation, and marriage.

PB XXVII: Michael Curry

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The choice took only a single ballot in the House of Bishops. Curry received 121 out of 154 votes cast.

Praying for a Pastor

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Bishop Charles Keyser: “We need a pastor that can inspire with his own faith and preach the gospel.”

Election Day in Salt Lake City

Saturday, June 27, 2015

All eyes will be on St. Mark’s Cathedral in Salt Lake City as the House of Bishops elects the 27th presiding bishop.

Video: The Primus of Scotland

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Most Rev. David Chillingworth discusses the need for shared struggle in the church.

Does One Body = One Mind?

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sally Sedgwick: “If your boss is sitting there and you don’t agree … very often you will not say anything.”

Structure Debates Covenant

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Dean Neal Michell: “At the heart of our Communion is relationship.”

An Easy Night for PB&F

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Bishop Stephen Lane: “It’s a balanced budget without mistakes.”

Video: Mark Harris

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Rev. Canon Mark Harris talks about possibilities for reconciliation within the church.

Communion and Bishops

Friday, June 26, 2015

Committee threads the needle on lay ministers using consecrated elements of the Holy Eucharist.

Send Your Ideas to #gcgas

Friday, June 26, 2015

“The great thing about the Episcopal Church is that we decide these things for ourselves.”

Alcohol Panel Speaks Directly

Friday, June 26, 2015

Bishop Robinson: “The last person who’s going to tell you he has a drinking problem is a drunk.”

Video: Kevin Eckstrom

Friday, June 26, 2015

Kevin Eckstrom discusses the next presiding bishop, changes to marriage, and the need for evangelism.

Restructure Ideas Fray

Friday, June 26, 2015

President Gay Jennings: “I think we have probably had our last unanimous structure vote for a while.”

‘Something to Celebrate’

Friday, June 26, 2015

Theodicy Jazz Collective opened with “Siyahamba,” the song from South Africans’ long struggle against apartheid.

End ‘Sacramental Apartheid’

Friday, June 26, 2015

Susan Russell: “It is time to let our yes be yes, and end what is nothing less than de facto sacramental apartheid.”

Boren Headington: Evangelize!

Friday, June 26, 2015

“We are going after those who are lost and are searching, and we’re saying, ‘What you’re searching for is made known.’”

A Saint Under Any Name

Friday, June 26, 2015

Bp. Martins: “There is a longstanding cult of veneration … there seems to be no reason to exclude [King Charles].”

Gunn: Rejoicing & Weeping

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Rev. Scott Gunn of Forward Movement talks with TLC’s G. Jeffrey MacDonald about the days ahead.

Saints and Communion

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Deputy Henry Lodge: “I want Jesus accessible to my people and yours.”

Nuns Need Not Worry

Thursday, June 25, 2015

PB: “God’s people” includes “Episcopalians, Baptists, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Nones.”

Young Deputies Charm Bishops

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ariana Gonzalez-Bonillas, deputy from Arizona, gave a rousing greeting: “Gooood morning, House of Bishops!”

Low Turnout for Early Debate

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Bishop Mary Glasspool: “I’ve never seen a hearing before the Convention got officially started.”

Prayer Book Discrimination?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Testimony compares Book of Common Prayer’s marriage rite with Confederate flag.

A Social-media Walkabout

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wednesday’s session for presiding-bishop nominees was marked by humor, earnestness, and frequent tweeting.

‘What No Longer Gives Life’

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

PB: “We need to be fearless in examining what will come before us.”

Committee Discusses Addiction

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bishop Mark Hollingsworth: “There’s a difficult line in the church between disease and sin.”

Video: Bp. Magness on Just War

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Rt. Rev. Jay Magness, Bishop Suffragan for Federal Ministries and Armed Forces, addresses how changes to warfare require the church to revisit the nature of Just War theory.

Web Helps Church Historians

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church shares its knowledge through

GOE Changes Draw More Fire

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

“It’s hard to say these are outdated issues when nine black Christians were killed in their church.”

Convention’s Bars Stay Open

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

General Convention’s presiding officers said Tuesday they would not push to change its culture of social drinking.

Questions on GOE Questions

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Proposed changes to a canon on preparing students for ordination drew fire Tuesday.

High Hopes for GC78

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Gay Jennings: “God is calling us to dismantle the systems of racism and privilege” in nation and church.

How Utah Changed My Faith

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dan Webster: The Episcopal Church’s size in the Beehive State has always motivated it to partner with other faiths.

Professor Hurd Leaving GTS

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Thirty-nine-year veteran of General Theological Seminary’s faculty will leave at the end of June.

Bishop: Heed the Constitution

Monday, June 22, 2015

Bishop Johnston: “end run” could “bring a degree of discredit to what we are trying to affirm as true and right.”

Va. Bishops Demur on Canon

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Diocese of Virginia’s three bishops are inclined to vote against the proposed canon to redefine marriage.

Anglican Communion Briefs

Friday, June 19, 2015

Reports on Burundi, England, and South East Asia

Priest’s Wife Dies in Attack

Friday, June 19, 2015

Massacre at church claims Myra Thompson, whose husband, Anthony, is a priest of the Reformed Episcopal Church.

Meet TLC at Convention

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Living Church will cover General Convention with a larger team this year.

Responses to S.C. Murders

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bp. W. Andrew Waldo: “We stand in crushed disbelief at yesterday’s wanton violence in Charleston.”

Makgoba Welcomes Encyclical

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Abp. Thabo Makgoba praises the pope’s focus on the ethical and spiritual roots of environmental problems.

A Drone Visits Church

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

An airborne tour of Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh

‘What Do You Most Need?’

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Congregations work with public schools for the sake of students.

The Servant of Global Periti

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bishop Graham Kings wants to help Global South scholars “enrich the mission of the Church.”

Companions Elect Abbot

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Basil Edwards, OSB, will serve as abbot for five years.

Faith & Order Meets in Romania

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The World Council of Churches’ Commission on Faith and Order is meeting at the Manastirea Caraiman.

Magna Carta 800 Years On

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Archbishop Justin Welby praises “the spring from which so much of the human quest for political liberty has drawn.”

Electing and Seating PB27

Monday, June 15, 2015

Joint nominating committee’s final essay explains the steps of choosing the 27th presiding bishop.

S.C. Proposal Rebuffed

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Diocese of South Carolina rejects the terms of an Episcopal Church in South Carolina proposal.

June 28 TLC Now Online

Friday, June 12, 2015

The June 28 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Color Commentary on #GC78

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Very Rev. Thomas Ferguson and the Rev. Canon Scott Gunn combine wonkery with generous humor.

Dame Mullally to Be a Bishop

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sarah Mullally will be the next Bishop of Crediton, a suffragan post in Exeter Diocese.

Google or God? Both

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Jake Dell writes about the results of an online proof-of-concept test.

Join the Conversation

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

TLC will present a panel discussion, “Defining Marriage,” during General Convention.

WCC Mourns Canon Ankrah

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

“Canon Kodwo Ankrah was a highly motivated and effective church leader.”

$1 Million Gift to Sewanee

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

School of Theology says it will receive a significant portion of $1 million from the Episcopal Foundation of Texas.

Fire Strikes Historic Convent

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Blaze began in the back of the Sisters of the Holy Nativity’s mother house in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

ATR Dialogue Continues

Monday, June 8, 2015

Zachary Guiliano responds to three critiques of Fully Alive.

Bishop Little’s Leadership

Monday, June 8, 2015

Communicating the right priorities is one of the keys to strategic leadership.

‘We Can’t Be Isolationists’

Friday, June 5, 2015

Rector from South Carolina forms transatlantic partnership with parish priest in Ireland.

Heather Cook’s Trial Postponed

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Former bishop faces trial on manslaughter, drunken driving, and other charges in September.

The Costs of Faith in China

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Archbishop of Canterbury cites the martyred St. Peter in visit to China.

Brothers Sponsor Ministry Fair

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew will sponsor a ministry fair June 12 in Philadelphia.

Grants to Bexley Seabury Profs

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Two faculty members of Bexley Seabury — Thomas Ferguson and Jason Fout — have received Conant Grants for 2015-16.

‘No Church-dividing Obstacles’

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Episcopal Church-United Methodist Dialogue Committee on Full Communion takes another step forward.

Bittersweet Drama from Wales

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Parch, on the Welsh S4C network, offers a realistic insight into the work of a woman vicar in rural Wales.

VTS Anticipates 2023

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The trustees of Virginia Theological Seminary have approved an eight-year strategic plan.

Prof. Yee Wins Stendahl Medal

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Professor Gale Yee has received the Graduate Theological Foundation’s Krister Stendahl Medal in Biblical Studies.

Trinity Raises Nearly $12 Million

Monday, June 1, 2015

Trinity School for Ministry has $11.5 million in pledges toward a $14 million goal.

June 14 TLC Now Online

Friday, May 29, 2015

The June 14 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Eastern Oregon Seeks a Bishop

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Diocese of Eastern Oregon will accept nominations until July 20 as it seeks a bishop.

Who Will Lead Episcopalians?

Friday, May 29, 2015

The election of the 27th presiding bishop reflects a church in flux.

8 Bishops’ GTS Update

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bishops write of General Seminary’s “efforts to test new approaches and create new models for seminary education.”

EDS Extends Dean’s Term

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Rev. Frank Fornaro, interim president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School, will stay on for another year.

Bp. Knudsen on NPR

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Bishop Chilton Knudsen: “As we teach the clergy how to ask the harder questions, they are learning.”

No to Proposals, Yes to Progress

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Rev. Canon Scott Gunn, Executive Director of Forward Movement, responds to the marriage task force and to Fully Alive.

VTS Publishes New Doyle Book

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Bishop C. Andrew Doyle: “My hope is that this text will offer leaven to feed the Church’s imagination.”

Responses to Ireland’s Vote

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Church of Ireland will “celebrate only marriage between a man and a woman.”

Working for Peace in Burundi

Friday, May 22, 2015

Bp. Paul Butler: “I know church leaders and churches are seeking to work for peace, nonviolence, and a way through.”

Jon Meacham: Keep the Feast

Friday, May 22, 2015

“Say the Mass, bless the people, and do it over and over again.”

Graduates Meet in Chapel

Friday, May 22, 2015

Virginia Theological Seminary has held its first commencement in the new Immanuel Chapel.

Does Procreation Matter?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Philosophy professor Don Reed raises questions about the marriage task force’s report.

Ellen Wondra on Convention

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ellen Wondra on the major issues of Convention: restructuring, marriage, and electing the next presiding bishop.

PB Videos, Visions, Questions

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop releases more details.

#Work of the People

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Brother Geoffrey Tristram: “Our world needs prayer, not just of monks, but of as many people as possible.”

Canon Returns to Ecumenism

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Rev. Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan is the newly elected president of the Canadian Council of Churches.

Convention Draweth Nigh

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Help your family, friends, and parishioners be informed and reflective about General Convention.

Behold God

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Rev. James Krueger is founder of Mons Nubifer Sanctus, a center for studying contemplative Christian life.

Todd Brewer Joins General

Monday, May 18, 2015

The General Theological Seminary has appointed the Rev. Todd H.W. Brewer as assistant professor of New Testament.

Dallas Elects George Sumner

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Principal of Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, elected on fourth ballot.

Ft. Worth Elects Bishop Mayer

Saturday, May 16, 2015

J. Scott Mayer will be Provisional Bishop of Fort Worth and Bishop Diocesan of Northwest Texas.

Back to the Golden Triangle

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Diocese of Pittsburgh will return to office space at Trinity Cathedral.

Quakes Kill Anglicans

Friday, May 15, 2015

Many Christians were meeting for worship on a Saturday because Sunday is a working day in Nepal.

Fully Alive Debuts in ATR

Friday, May 15, 2015

The Anglican Theological Review has published the first of several essays planned by a new initiative, Fully Alive.

General Hires 2 Teachers

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Michael Battle and Kevin John Moroney will begin teaching at General Seminary in the fall.

Resolutions for the Future

Thursday, May 14, 2015

“A Memorial to the Church” proposes ambitious resolutions for this year’s General Convention.

East Meets West in Miami

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Four full-communion bishops join consecration of Bishop Peter Eaton.

PB Slate Remains at 4

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nominating committee to release more details on nominees soon.

Bishops United Plans Vigil

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bp. Mark Beckwith: “The debate over gun violence in our country has become polarized, but it need not be that way.”

Grace Cathedral’s 9th Dean

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Rev. Malcolm Clemens Young will become the ninth Dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.

From Refectory to Hotel

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

James Reginato writes for Vanity Fair: “Finally, a self-described ‘urban sanctuary’ that lives up to its billing.”

Abp. Makgoba at Sewanee

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

“I believe that in the Communion we have created what I call the enemy within.”

New Honor for Frances Perkins

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Frances Perkins Homestead will celebrate its status as a National Historic Landmark on June 3.

Bp. Knudsen to Serve in Md.

Monday, May 11, 2015

The seventh Bishop of Maine has published works on addiction and congregational healing.

May 24 TLC Online

Friday, May 8, 2015

The May 24 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

‘Divinely Inspired’ Godspell

Friday, May 8, 2015

Carol de Giere pays tribute to the 1971 musical and composer Stephen Schwartz.

Nashotah Welcomes Meacham

Friday, May 8, 2015

Nashotah House’s commencement week includes installation of Steven Peay as its 20th dean and president.

Bp. Waynick Retiring in ’17

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Diocese of Indianapolis plans episcopal election in October 2016.

Nine Days of Prayer in Dallas

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Diocese of Dallas has encouraged its members to join a novena for the election of a new bishop.

‘Do You Want a New Life?’

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Bishop J. Scott Mayer discusses his vision for being bishop provisional for the Diocese of Fort Worth.

Patrick Malloy Leaving GTS

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

“[T]his interim year in Denver will move me back into the kind of ministry I envisioned when I was ordained.”

ARCIC III Communiqué

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Pope Francis: “There is a strong bond that already unites us which goes beyond all divisions.”

Prebendary Thomas Steps Up

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Reform’s chairman appointed next Bishop of Maidstone.

Julián González Joins CDSP

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Colombian-born scholar will teach at Church Divinity School of the Pacific and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.

Same-sex Blessings for W. La.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bishop Jacob Owensby grants permission for Lafayette, Shreveport parishes to bless same-sex couples.

S.C. Bishops Call for Tutors

Monday, May 4, 2015

An initiative aims to mobilize 500,000 local church members to address South Carolina’s education crisis.

Activists Seek Execution Ban

Monday, May 4, 2015

Executive director of Episcopal Peace Fellowship calls four justices’ questions “cruel and pompous.”

10th Rector for St. Paul’s

Friday, May 1, 2015

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, K Street, has called the Rev. Richard David Wall to be its tenth rector.

Heather Cook Deposed

Friday, May 1, 2015

Now-resigned suffragan bishop Heather E. Cook still faces a criminal trial in the death of bicyclist Tom Palermo.

4 on Presiding Bishop Slate

Friday, May 1, 2015

Nominees: Bishops Thomas Breidenthal, Michael Curry, Ian Douglas, and Dabney Smith.

Jesus Was Never a PB

Friday, May 1, 2015

Unlike Presiding Bishops, “Jesus did take people from one view of the future to another.”

Church Now Buddhist Temple

Friday, May 1, 2015

Quan Am Buddhist Temple in Utica, New York, was once St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

ACNA Race, Mission Dialogue

Thursday, April 30, 2015

“Throughout the day their cell phones rang with firsthand accounts” of violence in Baltimore.

Pope Welcomes ARCIC III

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pope Francis tells the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission that unity is not optional.

Diplomat: Be Bold Christians

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Edward W. Gnehm, Jr.: “I think our faith needs to be bolder and stronger.”

Weep and Pray for Baltimore

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Bishop Sutton: “We are in an official State of Emergency, but we are also in an unofficial State of Despair.”

PB Welcomes Bishop David Bane

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The ninth Bishop of Southern Virginia returned to the Episcopal Church earlier this month.

Protesting vs. Looting

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Derek Olsen: “This activity was not protest at an unjust system as much as opportunistic criminal behavior.”

Prayers in Baltimore

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bishop Eugene Sutton: “Pray for Baltimore. Violence is not the answer, ever.”

Bodies vs. Ashes in Wisconsin

Monday, April 27, 2015

Dean Kevin Carroll: “State interference in the burial of our dead is a violation of the First Amendment.”

Dean Dunkle on Accreditation

Monday, April 27, 2015

General Seminary’s reports to the Association of Theological Schools will resume in late fall.

Same-sex Blessings in W. Texas

Friday, April 24, 2015

Bishop Gary Lillibridge of West Texas has granted permission to three congregations to bless same-sex couples.

Idowu-Fearon Looks Ahead

Friday, April 24, 2015

“Reconciliation is a form of witness.”

Bishops: Spare Tsarnaev

Friday, April 24, 2015

“Moral reasoning often requires us to transcend our emotional and visceral responses.”

Celebrate Art in Memphis

Friday, April 24, 2015

“Alleluia Be Our Measure: A Festival of Sacred Arts” is scheduled for May 1-3 at Church of the Holy Communion.

Marriage and Religious Freedom

Thursday, April 23, 2015

“The redefinition of legal marriage … has serious consequences, especially for religious freedom.”

Baltimore: Immense Pressures

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Baltimore faith leaders call for “deliberate conversation, accountability, respect, and unity of purpose.”

Archbishop Honors Martyrs

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Archbishop Justin Welby: “The way these brothers lived and died communicated that their testimony is trustworthy.”

PB Slate Due May 1

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop has concluded its work of discernment.

Deirdre Good Leaving General

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Two ‘GTS 8’ faculty members have resigned this month.

Drawn to Light

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jana Troutman-Miller relies on natural light — and some editing — to create photographic art.

More than Music

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Saint Thomas Choir School teaches life lessons.

‘Their Names Are Known to God’

Monday, April 20, 2015

Bishop Grant LeMarquand responds to news of 28 Ethiopian martyrs.

Compassion Made Visible

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sarah Thebarge’s health crises helped her see others’ invisible suffering.

Bishop Lee on Cardinal George

Friday, April 17, 2015

“[H]is purposeful leadership and personal generosity inspired Christians throughout the world.”

May 3 TLC Online

Friday, April 17, 2015

The May 3 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

GAFCON Primates’ Communiqué

Friday, April 17, 2015

“We do not regard the recent use of a Church of England building for a Muslim service as a minor aberration.”

20 Years Later in Oklahoma

Friday, April 17, 2015

Edward Konieczny: “Let us pray for peace, healing, hope, and reconciliation for all on this anniversary and always.”

General Seminary’s Two Paths

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Kurt Dunkle: “One bishop recently reflected that the Wisdom Year residency is like an old-fashioned curacy. Amen!”

Commentary: Primary Error

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Christopher Seitz and Mark McCall: “We are witnessing the emergence of a New Episcopal Church.”

Dallas Bishops on Trafficking

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A lack of knowledge is especially insidious because it only helps perpetuate the problem of modern slavery.

Taizé Brothers to Visit VTS

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Two brothers from the Taizé Community will lead a meditation April 21 at Virginia Theological Seminary.

Essay Competition 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Living Church is pleased to announce the sixth Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition.

EDS to Honor Street Priest

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Rev. Mary Wetzel, vicar of the Church of the Common Ground, to receive the Rev. Dr. Suzanne Hiatt Award.

Fire Brings Fayetteville Churches Together for Holy Week

Friday, April 10, 2015

An accidental fire on March 24 brought N.C. Episcopal communities together in new ways

Nominations Open in Award for Best Theological Writing

Friday, April 10, 2015

Welby opens nominations for the 2016 Michael Ramsey Prize, seeking best writing in service of the Church

Carey to visit Detroit for Ascension

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Retired Archbishop George Carey will visit Detroit on this year’s Feast of the Ascension.

Christ is Risen, Alleluia!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Sisters of St. Mary welcomed the paschal dawn at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center in Greenwich, N.Y.

Kenyan Students Are Martyrs, Archbishop Says

Monday, April 6, 2015

The 150 plus Kenyan students killed on Maundy Thursday are martyrs, the Archbishop of Canterbury said in his Easter Day sermon at Canterbury Cathedral.

April 19 TLC Online

Friday, April 3, 2015

The April 19 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Good Friday and Terrorism

Friday, April 3, 2015

Abp. Wabukala: “On this Good Friday we gather … in the shadow of a great and terrible evil.”

Early Praise for Idowu-Fearon

Thursday, April 2, 2015

“Bp. Idowu-Fearon has long been a moderate voice in Nigerian Anglicanism.”

Easter Message from Uganda

Thursday, April 2, 2015

“Please do not let this Easter pass without letting Jesus change your life.”

Idowu-Fearon Called to London

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Most Rev. Josiah Atkins Idowu-Fearon will become the Anglican Communion’s next Secretary General in July.

The Anglo-Catholic Future

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

What Derek Olsen has learned in recent years through serving on the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music.

Malines Group Meets in Boston

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Revived Malines Conversation Group meets in the United States for the first time.

Bp. Philip Duncan Looks Back

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Bishop of the Central Gulf Coast reflects on property battles and his plans for the future.

Bp. Benfield Opposes RFRA

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bishop Larry Benfield: “People of genuine faith do not discriminate.”

Rise in Glory: Lucille Germany

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lucille Miriam Scheid Germany, former editor of the Texas Episcopalian, died March 11. She was 90.

Blue Book Reports Multiply

Monday, March 30, 2015

General Convention’s online list of Blue Book reports grows week by week in preparation for the triennial gathering.

Two Bishops Leaving in 2016

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Bishops of Northern Indiana and Central New York have both served more than a decade and a half.

Bishop to Lead FFP-Haiti

Friday, March 27, 2015

Food for the Poor chooses Ogé Beauvoir as executive director of its Haiti office.

Becca Stevens Teaches Course

Friday, March 27, 2015

“A Simple Path to a Deeper Spiritual Life” is free to all through April 5.

Bp. Waynick Questions New Law

Friday, March 27, 2015

“[M]ay we become faithful advocates for justice, and reconciling examples of the indiscriminate love of God.”

A Cathedral’s Uncertain Future

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Diocese of Connecticut is not sure it needs a cathedral anymore.

CAPA Primates Decry Divisions

Thursday, March 26, 2015

“We are deeply concerned about the divisions within our beloved Anglican Communion.”

2 More Women for Episcopate

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Ven. Rachel Treweek and the Rev. Canon Alison White appointed as bishops of the Church of England.

Changes Precede K St. Rector

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Discernment period leads St. Paul’s, K Street, to changes on women in priesthood, blessings for same-sex couples.

N.Z. Cathedral May Return

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bishop Victoria Matthews encourages consideration of architect’s proposal to rebuild Cathedral in the Square.

Bishop to Bishop, on Marriage

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Two Carolina bishops discuss the Task Force on the Study of Marriage.

Alcohol and the Church

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

We can face alcoholism “without fear and with honesty, and break the isolation and shame on which addiction feeds.”

EDS Chooses Interim Leader

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Rev. Francis Fornaro, a 1996 graduate of Episcopal Divinity School, is now its interim dean and president.

Chicago Calling

Monday, March 23, 2015

St. James Cathedral, Chicago, has called the Rev. Dominic Barrington of Kettering, England, to be its dean.

April 5 TLC Online

Friday, March 20, 2015

The April 5 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Monk Funds Ambitious Play

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Roy Cockram Foundation underwrites a five-hour adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s 900-page novel, “2666.”

PB Search Nearly Complete

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop meets March 19-22.

Register for SOUL 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spiritual Opportunity to Unite and Learn will meet during General Convention in Salt Lake City.

Closing Words from Kanuga

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

On their respective weblogs, two bishops offer their perspectives on the final day of the House of Bishops’ Lent retreat.

Exegesis, Exegesis, Exegesis

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Oliver O’Donovan: Christian thought “proceeds in respectful dialogue with a canonical text.”

Cuban Church Looks North

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Episcopal Church of Cuba has decided, by a six-vote margin, to rejoin the U.S.-based Episcopal Church.

Bishop Doss Revisits Cuba

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

“I’m expecting to see a very different place,” Bishop Joe Morris Doss said before leaving Cuba.

Two Bishops on #HOBLent2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Bishops Daniel Martins and Bishop Dan Edwards reflect on the House of Bishops’ Lent meeting at Kanuga.

Canon Scanlan Elected Bishop

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Diocese of Central Pennsylvania has elected the Rev. Canon Audrey Cady Scanlan as its 11th bishop.

‘Our Tribe Is Women’

Friday, March 13, 2015

A statement from Anglican women of South Sudan

St. John’s Helps Guatemalans

Friday, March 13, 2015

A parish in McAllen, Texas, plans a trade school for children in Chichicastenango, Guatemala.

Hanging Out with Theology

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Cathedral Church of All Saints, Milwaukee, hosts a discussion of “The Passion of our Lord according to Mark.”

ACNA and the Gospel Coalition

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Anglicans will offer workshops during the Gospel Coalition’s National Conference in April.

Prayers for Marines and Crew

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Bishop Philip Duncan: “Give thanks for these who, along with so many others, have made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Abp. Praises Vanier’s Award

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

“I give thanks that the Spirit of God is using Jean Vanier’s life and ministry so powerfully.”

Dominican Republic Picks Three

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Diocese of the Dominican Republic has nominated three priests in its search for a bishop coadjutor.

Apply for an ECF Fellowship

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

March 13 is the application deadline for the Episcopal Church Foundation’s 2015 Fellowship.

Two Perspectives on Mediation

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bishop Jack Iker suggests a conflict resolution process. Attorney Thomas Leatherbury questions its legitimacy.

Selma Remembers Four Martyrs

Monday, March 9, 2015

Memories of Jonathan Daniels, other slain activists, linger at Bloody Sunday anniversary events.

‘Our Knees Still Have Flexion’

Monday, March 9, 2015

A tough winter inspires cooperation and creativity among congregations.

March 22 TLC Online

Friday, March 6, 2015

The March 22 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Lambda Legal Helps 70 Briefs

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Rev. Gay Jennings and about 2,000 other religious leaders sign amicus brief supporting same-sex marriage.

Anglicans Join U.N. Meeting

Friday, March 6, 2015

The 59th Session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women will draw Episcopalians and Anglicans to New York City.

Persecution in Pakistan

Friday, March 6, 2015

Patrick Augustine: Persecution “has not helped to convert one Christian to Islam.”

Two Last Great Speeches

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Chris Matthews: President Lincoln and Martin Luther King "talked right into the face of their enemies."

Assembly Honors Sandye Wilson

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Rector in South Orange, N.J., hailed for her “unwavering commitment to social justice.”

Taking Up Humor

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Stephen Colbert visited America magazine on Mardi Gras and discussed his plans for Lent.

Rise in Glory: Patricia High

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Patricia High, wife of the Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., died March 4 at her home.

Calif. Parish Helps Liberia

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

St. Timothy’s Church of Gridley, California, assists an anti-Ebola campaign.

Fort Worth Dioceses Respond

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Both parties in Ft. Worth have responded to Judge John Chupp’s latest order on motions for partial summary judgment.

EQB to Help Seminarians

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The University of the South’s School of Theology has launched EQB Fellowship to address seminarians’ debt.

Methodists to Hear Bp. Sauls

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Rt. Rev. Stacy Sauls, the Episcopal Church’s COO, will preach at an interim shared Eucharist in Manhattan.

11th-hour Plea for Inmate

Monday, March 2, 2015

Kelly Renee Gissendaner is set to become the first woman to be executed in Georgia since 1945.

Rise in Glory: Fr. Hesburgh

Monday, March 2, 2015

Mass to honor the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, 15th president of the University of Notre Dame.

Rise in Glory: Bishop Walker

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Rt. Rev. Orris G. Walker, Jr., has died at 72.

Rise in Glory: Malcolm Boyd

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Rev. Canon Malcolm Boyd died Feb. 27 while in private hospice care in Los Angeles.

Editor Returns to World Vision

Friday, February 27, 2015

Jan Butter has worked as the Anglican Communion Office’s director for communications for five years.

Malcolm Boyd in Hospice Care

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Rev. Canon Malcolm Boyd has entered private hospice amid severe complications of pneumonia.

20 New Scholarships for EDS

Thursday, February 26, 2015

“If EDS is the school that can best equip your ministry, financial barriers are not going to get in your way.”

Austin Church Picks Ft. Worth

Thursday, February 26, 2015

St. Francis Anglican Church, Austin, asks to affiliate with Bishop Jack Iker’s diocese.

Church Writes to U.N. Group

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A four-page statement reflects on 20 years of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

Central Tanganyika Pilgrims

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hannah Matis Perett: “We need one another because as Christians we are called to relationship.”

Another Appeal Denied

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Episcopal Church in South Carolina and the Diocese of South Carolina respond to a judge’s latest ruling.

St. Paul and the Holy Trinity

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

“Trinitarian doctrine can assist us in the effort to read Paul and understand his theology.”

A Campus for Minneapolis

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Episcopal Church in Minnesota, St. Mark’s Cathedral, and Episcopal Homes unite for a $3.1 million project.

Sewanee, VTS Make School List

Monday, February 23, 2015

List of Seminaries that Change the World includes two Episcopal schools.

Diocese Elects Alabamian

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Rev. James Russell Kendrick of Birmingham has been elected fourth Bishop of the Central Gulf Coast.

Two Friends on a Journey

Friday, February 20, 2015

In a 30-minute podcast, Muhammad Shafiq and Prince G. Singh discuss a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

March 8 TLC Online

Friday, February 20, 2015

The March 8 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Almost Ready for the Keys

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Rev. Bill Lupfer has worked full time for six months to prepare for his work at Trinity Wall Street.

Election Jitters in Central Pa.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Committee addresses concerns that election training “could somehow lead to a contested or invalid election.”

Civil War and Seminary Hill

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Robert W. Prichard, Adrienne Terrell Washington will discuss the Civil War role of Virginia Theological Seminary.

Remember the Ahimbisibwes

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Services set for Feb. 19 in Houston and Feb. 28 in Waltham, Massachusetts, for Israel, Dorcus, and Jay Ahimbisibwe.

Addiction and Repentance

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Maryland bishop repents for “not learning more about the ‘cunning, baffling and powerful’ nature of alcoholism.”

Hulsey Chair at Brite Divinity

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ed Waggoner, assistant professor of theology, holds the new Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey Chair in Episcopal Studies.

Primate Mourns 21 Martyrs

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

“Please pray for us, that we may … hold to the testimony exhibited by the brave Egyptians in Libya.”

Bishop Made Mission Theologian

Monday, February 16, 2015

Bishop Graham Kings will assist Anglican theologians from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Bishop Urges (Water) Tithing

Friday, February 13, 2015

Bishop Jon Bruno: “Lent is an appropriate time for us all to re-examine our relationship with water.”

Lewisian Lent in Waco

Friday, February 13, 2015

Anglican Student Ministries at Baylor University will sponsor “C.S. Lewis and the Intellectual Life” during Lent.

On Healing and Wholeness

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Presiding Bishop: “Healing requires hope for a redeemed future for the Palermo family as well as Heather Cook.”

Redeeming a Closed Cathedral

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Rev. Canon Linda Grenz: “We can’t be agents of reconciliation without being honest about the past.”

Modernity Lecture at Nashotah

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thomas Pfau will discuss “Minding the Modern: Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions, and Responsible Knowledge.”

Churches Launch Credit Union

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Churches Mutual Credit Union is open to at least 60,000 members across the United Kingdom.

Pa. Bishops Back LGBT Rights

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pennylvania bishops: “We share a common humanity and therefore must be equal in the eyes of the law.”

Heather Cook Restricted

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Under Title IV, Presiding Bishop prohibits Bishop Heather Cook from engaging in any ministry.

Good News Is the Power of God

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Archbishop Justin Welby: “We are finally called to be those who worship and adore God in Christ.”

Staying Dry in Utah

Monday, February 9, 2015

J. Scott Barker of Nebraska will “make a small witness for delight in sobriety as a bishop of the Church.”

Credibility in Question

Monday, February 9, 2015

Deputies President Gay Jennings: “the credibility of the process by which we elect bishops is in question.”

Feb. 22 TLC Online

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Feb. 22 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

‘Allow Suffering to Speak’

Friday, February 6, 2015

Cornel West at the Trinity Institute: “The condition of truth is to allow suffering to speak.”

Title IV and Disclosure

Friday, February 6, 2015

Bishop of Maryland seeks a “healthy balance between promises of confidentiality and the need for truth-telling.”

Help Congolese Refugees

Thursday, February 5, 2015

An hour-long webinar February 19 will explore the current status of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

13 Indictments for Bp. Cook

Thursday, February 5, 2015

If found guilty, Bishop Heather Cook could spend up to 20 years in prison.

Episcopalians Lose Ruling

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Bishop Charles vonRosenberg: “The issues in this case will have to be decided at a higher level.”

Son Arrested in Family Deaths

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Police have charged Isaac Tiharihondi in the deaths of his parents and his five-year-old brother.

Fund Helps Survivors

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Diocese of Texas has established a fund for survivors of the Rev. Israel and Dorcas Ahimbisibwe.

A Union of Two Persons

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Task Force on the Study of Marriage proposes deleting references to the prayer book’s meaning of marriage.

EDS Accepting Dean Applicants

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Episcopal Divinity School asks that applicants submit a curriculum vitae and letter of intent by February 7.

Dallas Nominates Four

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Diocese of Dallas will choose from among three rectors and a seminary dean for its next bishop.

Priest and Family Slain

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Members of Church of the Redeemer in Houston have lost their vicar, his wife, and the couple’s youngest son.

Seminary to Stream Lecture

Monday, February 2, 2015

“The Cruel Hand, the Birdcage, and the Fire this Time” begins at 6 p.m. on Google Hangouts.

Two Bishops Respond to LDS

Monday, February 2, 2015

Bishops Gene Robinson and Scott Hayashi reflect on Mormon concerns about civil rights and religious freedom.

S.E. Florida Picks Denver Dean

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Diocese of Southeast Florida has elected Peter Eaton, dean of St. John’s Cathedral, as bishop coadjutor.

Sizer Leaves Social Media

Friday, January 30, 2015

Stephen Sizer: “I have never believed Israel or any other country was complicit in the terrorist atrocity of 9/11.”

Churches Build Trust

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Rev. Wendy Wilkinson, rector of Good Samaritan Church: “We have to take responsibility for our community.”

EMM Sponsors African Pilgrims

Friday, January 30, 2015

Episcopal Migration Ministries will sponsor an 11-day pilgrimage to the Great Lakes region of Africa.

Church Repudiates 9/11 Post

Thursday, January 29, 2015

C of E statement: “These comments [on Israel] would rightly be seen as unacceptable whenever they were posted.”

A Better Story than Atheism

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Panelists at Mere Anglicanism discuss causes and cures of secularism.

Letter to +Cook: Please Resign

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton: “[I]t is my hope Heather will see the wisdom in this recommendation.”

Ecumenical Prayers at Lambeth

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Archbishop, guests pray for Anders Litzell and Sister Sonia Béranger, who will lead the Community of St. Anselm.

Mapping for Disaster

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

An ERD toolkit helps leaders assess risks of disaster and map both vulnerable populations and useful assets.

Gospel as Counter-narrative

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Archbishop Welby: “The solutions are going to be in the ideological challenge to the basis of terrorism.”

Moving a Chapel to Save It

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

St. Luke’s Church, San Diego, offers $10,000 for historic chapel’s moving expenses.

Immanuel Chapel Wins Awards

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Two Washington Building Congress awards honor excellence in architectural millwork and plaster finishes.

Haiti’s Long Road to Recovery

Monday, January 26, 2015

How much difference have non-governmental organizations made in Haiti’s earthquake recovery?

Kenyans, Bishops, and Women

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Anglican Church of Kenya debates when women might join the episcopate.

Feb. 8 TLC Online

Friday, January 23, 2015

The February 8 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Material History

Friday, January 23, 2015

From Buffalo Bill to Fr. Kano at Church of Our Savior in North Platte, Nebraska

‘Enough Is Enough’

Friday, January 23, 2015

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba: “Violence in God’s name is never justified.”

Passion, Difficulty, Grace

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop reports on its work.

$500,000 Lilly Grant to VTS

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded $500,000 to Virginia Theological Seminary for a program on better preaching.

VTS Chapel Opens Soon

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dean Ian S. Markham: “The opening liturgy in the Chapel … will be February 12 at 7 p.m.”

12th Covenant Affirmation

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Anglican Church of Melanesia adopted the Anglican Communion Covenant in November.

Change and Transformation

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bishop Jim Mathes: “I should let voicemail do the work while driving and let driving be my singular work.”

Bound for U.N.’s Beijing+20

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Erin Morey joins a 20-member delegation to a United Nations gathering.

Alcohol, the Church, and Lent

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The stakes of this crisis could not be more serious or portentous.

David Oyelowo on Playing King

Monday, January 19, 2015

“We wrapped on the third of July. Michael Brown was killed on the ninth of August.”

Honor for Archbishop Luwum

Friday, January 16, 2015

Archbishop of York will speak at a major event honoring Janani Luwum, martyred Archbishop of Uganda.

Companion Posts Bishop’s Bail

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mark H. Hansen, a former priest of the Diocese of Connecticut, has posted bail for Bishop Heather Cook.

Deans: Placement Rates High

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Many Episcopal seminaries say more than 90 percent of graduates are placed within six months.

Primates on Reform, Renewal

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Canterbury and York: “The spiritual challenge of reform and renewal is both personal and institutional.”

‘It’s Not Your Fault’

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bishop Eugene Sutton to the Diocese of Maryland: “What do we do with our grief?”

Invite the Poor

Monday, January 12, 2015

Why New York City lawyer Hunter Carter paid $1,000 to share a meal with a group of homeless people.

Bishop Cook Charged

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Bishop Heather Cook has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a bicyclist in Baltimore.

Searching for Transparency

Friday, January 9, 2015

Bishop Heather Cook’s case poses questions about how dioceses choose potential bishops.

Order Elects New Visitor

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Rt. Rev. R. William Franklin is the new episcopal visitor to the Companions of St. Luke–OSB.

‘We Are All Charlie’

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Bishop Pierre Whalon: “This attempt to divide and intimidate people has failed.”

Roman Catholic by Choice

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Set prayers and the transcendence of the Mass drew actor Edward Herrmann to Christian faith.

‘Brutality and Barbarity’

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Three early responses to the terrorist strike at the offices of Charlie Hebdo.

TREC Offers Free Courses

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church is offering three free courses through ChurchNext.

‘I Was a Stranger’

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Asher Imtiaz: “Many people from the Church are in Jordan to befriend and love Syrian refugees.”

Canon Describes Accident Scene

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Canon Scott Slater: Bishop Heather Cook “said she thought she had hit a bicyclist and was in shock.”

Bishop Frade Welcomes Ruling

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Bishop Leo Frade: “I rejoice that … the State of Florida will take a bold and compassionate stand.”

Title IV Enquiry on Bp. Cook

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Associated Press: Church leaders have begun a Title IV investigation of Bishop Heather E. Cook.

Dean Ragsdale Leaving EDS

Monday, January 5, 2015

Katherine Ragsdale, who has led Episcopal Divinity School for five and a half years, will not renew her contract.

Sewanee Deepens Cuban Ties

Monday, January 5, 2015

The University of the South’s School of Theology has sent a delegation to Cuba for the fourth time.

January 18 TLC Online

Friday, January 2, 2015

The January 18 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Memorial Ride Draws 700-plus

Friday, January 2, 2015

“I’m a cyclist. I’m also an active Episcopalian, so I wanted to show my church support for the Palermo family.”

Fund, Ride Honor Tom Palermo

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Fund for Tom Palermo’s family tops $16,000; diocese encourages participation in bicycle ride honoring his memory.

Diocese: +Cook Disclosed DUI

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

“We cannot preach forgiveness without practicing forgiveness and offering people opportunity for redemption.”

Cyclist Pursued Bishop’s Car

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Moncure Lyon: “The extent of the windshield damage was considerable — it was pushed in, and there was a hole.”

Bishop Cook Placed on Leave

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Rt. Rev. Heather E. Cook has been placed on leave after a bicyclist’s death during Christmas weekend.

Different Decade, Same Tune

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith and Order asks for restraint.

Anita Eerdmans Leads Press

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Anita Eerdmans has succeeded her husband as president and publisher of Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

A Year of Anglican Service

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Young Adult Service Corps young men and women abroad for a year of mission work in the Anglican Communion.

TREC Goes Big

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

TREC’s proposals give more power to General Convention deputies but decrease lay influence between conventions.

Surprised by Libby Lane

Monday, December 22, 2014

Bishop-designate Libby Lane: “I am hard to label and I’m happy with that.”

‘All Lives Matter’

Monday, December 22, 2014

Bishop Andrew M.L. Dietsche: “Black lives matter. Blue lives matter. All lives matter in the eyes of our creator.”

TLC 249/12 Online

Monday, December 22, 2014

The January 4 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Two Cuban Bishops Rejoice

Friday, December 19, 2014

Cuban bishops: “We ask God that his Holy Spirit guide the governments of both countries in wise decisions.”

Learning to Ask

Friday, December 19, 2014

Some churches look to other nonprofit entities for effective stewardship.

Preaching Conference in L.A.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

“La Predicación de Jesús: Preaching in Spanish” will meet at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul on March 5-7.

Better than What?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Gary G. Yerkey reports on Haiti’s slow recovery from the 2010 earthquake.

Cuban Change Helps Churches

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Senior administration official: “The support of Pope Francis and the support of the Vatican was important to us.”

Difficult but Necessary

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bishop Eugene Sutton: “If the Church can’t have this conversation [on racism], who can and where can it happen?”

The Next Bishop of Stockport

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Libby Lane will serve as a suffragan bishop for Stockport in the Diocese of Chester.

Hidden Treasure at St. Thomas

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mike Collins: “St. Thomas Choir School is a hidden treasure of the Episcopal Church.”

‘Create a New City’

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bishops join their voices in a plea for sharing Buffalo’s new prosperity.

Beginning Well

Monday, December 15, 2014

Church of the Incarnation offered an early Eucharist for runners in the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon.

‘Contextual and Incarnational’

Monday, December 15, 2014

Rose Wu, a DMin graduate of Episcopal Divinity School, reflects on Hong Kong’s Occupy Central.

Rise in Glory: Martha Giltinan

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Rev. Martha Giltinan of Trinity School for Ministry has died after a yearlong battle with leukemia.

Poor People Are Bruised Reeds

Friday, December 12, 2014

Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig’s work centers on how society approaches poverty and issues of economic justice.

+Wolfe Names Canon Theologian

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bishop Dean Wolfe has appointed the Rev. Don Compier as canon theologian for the Diocese of Kansas.

Chaplain Baker, Zac Return

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Rev. Andrea Baker will continue her ministry with Zac the Ministry Dog at her side.

Health Center to Honor Hines

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christ Church Cathedral plans to establish the Bishop John E. Hines Center for Spirituality & Prayer in Houston.

IASCUFO Communique

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity, Faith, and Order met December 3-10 in Geneva.

Bp. Johnston Declines PB Idea

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

“I intend to fulfill this great trust, privilege, and responsibility [as Bishop of Virginia] for many years to come.”

‘Overwhelmed and Blindsided’

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Bishop Mark Sisk: Dean had one task of closing a $3 million annual deficit.

Haitian Conflict Escalates

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Bishop Ogé Beauvoir serves on 11-member presidential commission that urges prime minister to resign.

DR Seeks Coadjutor Bishop

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Diocese of the Dominican Republic will receive nominations until Christmas in its search for a bishop coadjutor.

Central Pa. Chooses Three

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Standing committee nominates priests from Connecticut, Minnesota, and Wisconsin in search for bishop.

Oxford Union on Vision

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Four panelists discuss “Vision: What Does the Church of England Offer the Next Generation?”

Jesus Pierces the Dark

Monday, December 8, 2014

“May his light burn in you, and may you labor to spread it in the darkness.”

Rethink Marriage for 2 CEUs

Monday, December 8, 2014

“Our primary text will be the documents prepared by the Task Force on the Study of Marriage" for General Convention.

Bp. Bruno Requests Coadjutor

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Bishop J. Jon Bruno has asked for the election of his eventual successor.

TLC 249/11 Online

Friday, December 5, 2014

The December 21 issue of The Living Church is now available to registered subscribers.

Discuss Race, Class, Violence

Friday, December 5, 2014

Bishop Eugene Sutton plans town hall “that will take us beyond events in Ferguson, Missouri, to a broader discussion.”

‘Very Costly Days’

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Bishop Andrew M.L. Dietsche will join evening vigil at Foley Square in New York City.

Rise in Glory: Bp. Wiedrich

Thursday, December 4, 2014

William Wiedrich, Suffragan Bishop of Chicago from 1991 to 1997, has died at 83.

Abp. to Preach in VTS Chapel

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Archbishop of Canterbury, Presiding Bishop to celebrate new chapel at Virginia Theological Seminary.

Central Gulf Coast Picks 4

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Diocese of Central Gulf Coast will choose among nominees from Alabama, Florida, Missouri, and Texas.

Learn about Syrian Refugees

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Episcopal Church will sponsor an hour-long webinar December 8 on Syria’s refugees.

Toronto 1963 Redux?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Anglican Communion’s Standing Committee discusses another possible global gathering.

Worship and Gratitude

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

P.D. James, 1920-2014

Pledge: No Slavery by 2020

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Archbishop Justin Welby signs the Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders against Modern Slavery.

Committee Begins Search

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Anglican Communion Standing Committee will choose a new secretary general.

Two PBs on World AIDS Day

Monday, December 1, 2014

The goal remains “Getting to zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths.”

Petition Dismissed in Illinois

Monday, December 1, 2014

State Supreme Court rules against Diocese of Chicago in property dispute.

Parting in Peace

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

St. Michael’s Anglican Church will leave Adams Hall at Nashotah House by mid-February.

On Ferguson: Christ Is Risen

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bp. Martins: Any aspect of human experience not seen in the light of Jesus’ resurrection is not really seen at all.

‘Hands Extended in Love’

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Presiding Bishop asks Episcopalians to “offer yourself in vulnerability for the sake of reconciliation across this land.”

Stand in the Gap

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bishop Wayne Smith: “The gospel demands for the ministry of reconciliation” require standing in the gap.

A Good Start

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bishop C. Andrew Doyle: “There is much work left to do to reach an ethical and compassionate immigration policy.”

Pray for Ferguson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Bishop Dean Wolfe asks that Christians “pray for peace and justice in Ferguson and throughout our nation.”

Synod ‘Promulges’ Canon

Monday, November 24, 2014

Archbishop Justin Welby: “It has taken a very long time but the way is now open.”

Standing for True Marriage

Monday, November 24, 2014

Ephraim Radner: “Our larger culture … has indeed forgotten and dismantled the reality of natural marriage altogether.”

GTS Posts Mediation Update

Friday, November 21, 2014

Committee represents students, staff, faculty, Board of Trustees, spouses and partners, and alumni.

Winter Symposium at Nashotah

Friday, November 21, 2014

Nashotah House will sponsor a winter symposium on crisis management and reconciliation February 27 and 28.

PB Praises President’s Order

Friday, November 21, 2014

“The President’s plan is not perfect. Some deserving persons and families are excluded….”

Bexley Seabury Expands

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A new program will focus on Christian formation and leadership development in numerous Minnesota communities.

Eau Claire, Nashotah Team Up

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New partnership will enable “new strategies and holistic approaches to evangelism.”

Weigh in on Leader (Quickly)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Anglicans have until Nov. 27 to write on their hopes for the Communion’s next secretary general.

Cubist Testimonies

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Welsh Anglicans use “You Cubes” to depict their faith.

Prichard’s Third Edition

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Robert W. Prichard’s “History of the Episcopal Church” now includes the 78th General Convention.

Heart, not Gadgets

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Consultant Peter Bowden: “This has nothing to do with technology and gadgets.”

Marriage Protests Flip

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

“The new definition of marriage no longer coincides with the Christian understanding of marriage.”

Abp. Makgoba Joins Soundcloud

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Archbishop’s Advent reflections launch audio ministry for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.

Fly Your GTS Flag

Monday, November 17, 2014

The seven-stripe design is similar to the scarf style of Jesus College, Oxford, founded in 1571.

Primates to Convene Themselves

Monday, November 17, 2014

Archbishop Justin Welby’s presidential address to the the Church of England’s General Synod, Nov. 17

Winning Haitians’ Trust

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Rev. Sam Owen: “What’s important to me is building bridges between race and class and culture.”

TLC 249/10 Online

Friday, November 14, 2014

The November 30 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Anglicans Speak on G20

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Abp. Winston Halapua of Polynesia asks that the G20 consider how it might decrease the effects of climate change.

Candles Help Miner Families

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The 26 oz. black candles come in three scents: apple bourbon, Christmas tree cutting, and toasty hot toddy.

Grace and Equanimity

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bishop Sean W. Rowe pays tribute to Bishop J. Mark Dyer, one of his predecessors in the Diocese of Bethlehem.

Rise in Glory: Bp. Mark Dyer

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Rt. Rev. James Michael Mark Dyer died November 11 at age 84.

Congregations Help Veterans

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Robert Dennis of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew: “The suicide rate, broken families, and unemployment among families is inconceivable to all of us.”

Anders Litzell to Become Prior

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Swedish-born priest will lead the Community of St. Anselm at Lambeth Palace.

Latest GTS Details

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Prof. Joshua Davis is the one professor of GTS 8 not to return.

Rise in Glory: Tom Parker

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thomas Williamson Parker, advertising manager of TLC for 13 years, died November 7 after a prolonged struggle with cancer. He was 53.

Congregational Numbers Available

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Episcopal Congregations Overview of 2014 is now available.

Step toward Health

Friday, November 7, 2014

The seminal difference between successful organizations and mediocre ones is their organizational health.

Save Paws and Save Souls

Friday, November 7, 2014

In Louisiana, a priest’s daughter will be helped by a service dog trained by inmates.

A Lifetime Pilgrimage

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Diocese of Maryland seeks to “restore the dignity of ... persons perceived as less than human.”

Professors Return to GTS

Thursday, November 6, 2014

GTS Dean and President Kurt H. Dunkle refers to seven of eight professors returning to work.

PB, Others Reflect on Advent

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

“In some deep sense, patience is the virtue needed in the face of the fiendish and whatever is hostile to life.”

Melanesian Novice Murdered

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A novice of the Melanesian Brotherhood has been killed and another badly beaten.

Women in Ministry Celebration

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Day-long event at Church Divinity School of the Pacific will be available as a webcast.

Mead: Conflict and Creativity

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Loren Mead: “The most creative moments in a church’s life happen when the pastor isn’t there.”

Tapestries of Faith

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Catherine Kapikian: Community-engaged stitching becomes “the work of the people.”

6th Nominee in S.E. Florida

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Rev. Canon Martin W. Zlatic of Boynton Beach is a nominee by petition in the Diocese of Southeast Florida.

Ft. Worth: Appeals to Continue

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Bishop Rayford High: “We continue the exciting work to be the Episcopal Church in this part of Texas.”

GTS 8 Clarify ‘Ombudsperson’

Monday, November 3, 2014

Dismissed faculty want a person who is “designated neutral and who is agreeable to all.”

Court Declines Ft. Worth Case

Monday, November 3, 2014

Two courts in Texas still have more work to do.

Bishop Likes Team, not Name

Monday, November 3, 2014

Team name offends “those who know that there was once a $200 reward for every ‘redskin’ killed in U.S. territories.”

United by Baptism

Friday, October 31, 2014

Victor Atta-Baffoe, Bishop of Cape Coast, Ghana, preaches at Yale Divinity School.

TLC 249/9 Online

Friday, October 31, 2014

The November 16 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Ebola Ravages Sierra Leone

Friday, October 31, 2014

Patrick Hayes: “For average Sierra Leoneans, the timing of the Ebola crisis could not be worse.”

On the Credit Union Circular

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Actress Nadia Balfe has joined the Bishop of Manchester in a video that promotes credit unions.

‘We’re in the Joy Business’

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bishop Matthew Gunter: “Beyond the shadow of the cross is the light of resurrection.”

6 Primates Seek New Congress

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

“We express our fervent and urgent hope that another Anglican Congress might be held in the next two years.”

GTS 8 Want an Arbiter

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Rev. Amy Bentley Lamborn discusses GTS professors’ concerns in more detail.

Forgiveness Fosters Justice

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Professor Margaret Farley: “If you do not forgive them, who will?”

Why Parents Matter

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Christian Smith: Parents influence their children more than youth groups, mission trips, classes, or other adults.

GTS Talks Hit Snag

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GTS 8: “A four-person committee chaired by an outspoken critic is not going to rectify” the school’s conflicts.

Bp. Creighton Robertson, RIP

Monday, October 27, 2014

Creighton L. Robertson, ninth Bishop of South Dakota, died of heart failure on October 24.

Suffragan Elected Coadjutor

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Diocese of West Texas has elected David Reed, suffragan bishop since 2006, as bishop coadjutor.

Fight Addiction with Grace

Friday, October 24, 2014

Bp. Douglas Hahn: “You will see the power of God’s Spirit at work” in a 12-step meeting.

Steven Peay to Lead Nashotah

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bp. Daniel Martins: Fr. Peay will oversee a “seamless transition from the ministry of Bishop Edward Salmon.”

Yale Remembers Rowan Greer

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Yale Divinity School honored the memory of the Rev. Rowan Greer on Wednesday.

Vows in N.C., Wyoming

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bishops’ directions follow Supreme Court’s declining to review state laws.

Episcopal Café’s New Editor

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Rev. Jon M. White of Beckley, West Virginia, will become the new editor of Episcopal Café on November 25.

Prayers amid Violence

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Abp. Hiltz asks prayers for “loved ones stricken with grief and for the Canadian Armed Forces chaplains who are ministering to them.”

Berkeley Welcomes New Dean

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Very Rev. Andrew McGowan comes to Berkeley from Trinity College at the University of Melbourne.

Archbishop Gitari’s Last Book

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Troubled But Not Destroyed was launched on October 16 in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

See the Trail of Souls

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Trail of Souls is a day-long journey to five Maryland sites with strong ties to slavery and the Episcopal Church.

Reinstatement Closer at GTS

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GTS 8: “We accept your offer of reinstatement to our positions.”

‘We Will Come through This’

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bishop Paul Lambert: “The mayor has asked the faith community to assist in allaying fears.”

A Canon’s Brush with Death

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

On YouTube, the Rev. Canon Ginny Doctor reflects on her struggle with a life-threatening illness.

Bishop Calls for Penance

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bishop William Stokes: “This has been a sad affair and we have hurt one another.”

Bishop: GTS Vote Divided

Monday, October 20, 2014

Some trustees advocated “for a simple, unconditional reinstatement, and I was one of them.”

GTS 8, Bp. Breidenthal Respond

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bp. Breidenthal: “Any faculty member at any institution of higher learning should be outraged by this board’s action.”

Trustees: Dean Dunkle Stays

Friday, October 17, 2014

General Seminary invites eight faculty members to request provisional reinstatement.

TLC 249/8 Online

Friday, October 17, 2014

The November 2 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Rise in Glory: Bp. Thomas Shaw

Friday, October 17, 2014

Bishop Shaw died Oct. 17 at the SSJE’s Emery House.

Black Colleges’ Ministry

Friday, October 17, 2014

Joint statement: Historically Black Colleges serve communities and offer certain remedies of grace and uplift.

Bp. Marshall Helps Nashotah

Friday, October 17, 2014

A new stewardship campaign by Nashotah House will include a 12-city tour by Bishop Michael Marshall.

Bishop Tengatenga Interprets

Thursday, October 16, 2014

“Do we know where the other is coming from before we can simply dismiss them as being ignorant?”

Deacons’ Fund Grows

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Fund for the Diaconate in the Episcopal Church oversees a $7 million endowment.

Sudan Bombs Church Complex

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Sudanese Air Force dropped four bombs on an Episcopal Church of Sudan complex Oct. 10.

Nashotah House Seeks New Dean

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nashotah House Theological Seminary has announced the search for its new dean and president.

Bishop Griswold Lends a Hand

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bishop Frank Griswold will facilitate a meeting between General Seminary’s trustees and dismissed faculty members.

S.E. Florida Nominates 5

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Slate for the Miami-based diocease draws from Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia.

Primate: Seek City’s Welfare

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Paul Kwong, primate of Hong Kong: “Let us work together for this territory and for our country.”

More on Bishop Stephen Sykes

Monday, October 13, 2014

Bishop Sykes was among the most articulate voices in understanding the “dispersed authority” of Anglicanism.

Jesuits Look Across Town

Friday, October 10, 2014

“The actions of GTS’s trustees could be mistaken for an isolated case of willful misunderstanding, but they are not.”

Abp. Foley Beach on Diversity

Friday, October 10, 2014

Foley Beach: “Anglicanism has never been uniform — it is actually always been one of our strengths as a movement.”

Voters Choose Manger Scene

Friday, October 10, 2014

Artist Joan Covell: “The baby Jesus is intentionally at the most important place in the composition.”

Pray for Bishop Shaw

Friday, October 10, 2014

Bishop Alan M. Gates invites prayers for Bishop Tom Shaw “as he nears the end of his earthly pilgrimage.”

Complaint Dismissal Appealed

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Six members of the American Anglican Fellowship Inc. have appealed the dismissal of their complaint.

Troubling Company

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Betsy Childs: It’s surprising that a vicar of the Church of England would speak to a group of anti-Semites in Iran.

Lodging to Help Seminary

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A new 31-room Cobblestone Hotel in will help people find lodging near Trinity School for Ministry.

Hauerwas Cancels GTS Lectures

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Stanley Hauerwas on General Theological Seminary: “What student is going to go there?”

Brosend Trims EPF Duties

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Episcopal Preaching Foundation to seek new executive director.

Genesis Meets Vicksburg

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The title of Bishop Kee Sloan’s novel comes from Genesis, when Jacob wrestles God on the “ford of the Jabbock.”

Hearing from TREC

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

By Derek Olsen • TREC did far more speaking than listening.

At War with Ebola

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

West African priests: “We challenge the international community to live as their brothers’ keepers.”

More Letters on GTS

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

GTS chairman thanks students, dean addresses various points, and professors remain concerned about their future.

Women and Provisional Bishops

Monday, October 6, 2014

PB: A provisional bishop is “a way to encourage change and greater openness when a diocese is in need of it.”

TLC 249/7 Online

Friday, October 3, 2014

The October 19 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Healing, Hope, Reconciliation

Friday, October 3, 2014

For the past 22 years the Diocese of Kaduna and Trinity Church in Tariffville, Conn., have been mission partners.

GTS Grads Invoke Canon

Thursday, October 2, 2014

“Allegations must be brought to the bishop in the diocese of Dean Dunkle’s canonical residency.”

GTS Board Renews Invitation

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Bishop Mark Sisk: “In the interest of the Seminary, I hope you will participate.”

PB Search: 165 Submit Names

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The window for nominating the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church has closed.

CDSP, Bloy House Renew Ties

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Church Divinity School of the Pacific and Bloy House have announced a new partnership.

NECA Plugs In

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Network of Episcopal Clergy Associations has launched a new website.

GTS Students Applaud Faculty

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Students greeted their professors with a standing ovation at St. Peter’s Church in Manhattan.

8 Dismissals and an Inquiry

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

General Theological Seminary’s board classifies eight professors’ work stoppage as mass resignation.

Pray, Reconcile, Repent

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Rev. Scott Gunn: “We must all pray, and not just for ‘our side’ if we have one.”

GTS: A Protest and a Response

Monday, September 29, 2014

Eight professors of General Theological Seminary believe conflicts with the dean and president have reached an impasse.

Rise in Glory: Bp. Scott-Joynt

Monday, September 29, 2014

Archbishop Welby: “The Church of England has lost a faithful, hard-working and distinguished servant.”

Bruton Celebrates 300 Years

Friday, September 26, 2014

Speakers at Bruton Parish will include the Presiding Bishop, the Bishop of London, and the Bishop of North Carolina.

Defining the Human Person

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Anglican and Orthodox leaders work on an agreed statement about the Christian understanding of the human person.

Wondra Joins Faith & Order

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Professor Ellen Wondra elected to serve on World Council of Churches commission until 2022.

Archbishop Mourns Bp. Sykes

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Archbishop Welby: “Bishop Stephen’s whole life was dedicated to serving God and his Church.”

Will Marriage Canon Stand?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Bishop of Central Florida is encouraged by bishops’ discussions in Taiwan.

Marchers Are ‘Earth’s Prayer’

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bishop Marc Andrus: “You are the prayer of the Earth, you are her invocation to God!”

PB Rules Out Another Term

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

“I can best serve this Church by opening the door for other bishops.”

Green Faith in New Hampshire

Monday, September 22, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • A new church without a building has begun offering the Eucharist among the hardwoods of rural New Hampshire.

Marriage Task Force Reports

Monday, September 22, 2014

“Part of our charge is to consider the challenges and opportunities of the changing societal norms around marriage.”

TLC 249/6 Online

Friday, September 19, 2014

The October 5 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Wales Uses Video Update

Friday, September 19, 2014

A restructuring project of the Church in Wales looks six years ahead.

Welby: Reconcile with Scotland

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Scottish independence debate has generated profound questioning and unsettlement far beyond Scotland.

Scotland’s Choice

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Andrew Goddard: “Things cannot and should not ever be the same again for Scotland or the rest of the United Kingdom.”

Panelists Will Keep it Civil

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Panel discussions will focus on “Civil discourse and faith” and “Civil discourse in politics and policy.”

Two Reports from Taiwan

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Bishop Greg Rickel: “[T]here is no doubt we should go, more often, and learn, and then share. We will do that here.”

In Memory of Pannenberg

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

“When [clergy] become doubtful about the truth of the gospel, they will tend to replace it by other ‘causes.’”

Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Abp. Welby: “Our calling to be faithful to our Christian task of peacemaking, of being agents of peace, has become acute.”

SCLM Seeks Comments

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music asks for responses to its proposed approach to commemorations.

Doing What He Was Made to Do

Monday, September 15, 2014

By Peggy Eastman • The vicar of Baghdad: “The Lord is here, and he has never left us, even in our time of great trial.”

$40,000 to Help Ferguson

Monday, September 15, 2014

Bishop Stacy Sauls: Funds address “both immediate need and long-term issues related to the cycle of poverty.”

‘Silence is Full of Blood’

Friday, September 12, 2014

By Faith J.H. McDonnell • Henri Jibrayel: “In the Middle East and in Africa, silence is not ‘golden’ anymore.”

Why Liturgy Matters

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bishop J. Neil Alexander: “Rituals are memory-laden, time-sensitive, a repeatable action that is chosen.”

Considering a Saint

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Diocese of Georgia to consider a second-reading resolution to recognize Deaconess Anna Ellison Butler Alexander as a saint.

Monstrance Hopes to Rock Anew

Thursday, September 11, 2014

By Steve Waring • Milwaukee-based band wants to reunite at General Convention.

VTS, Gladstone’s to Cooperate

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Virginia Theological Seminary and Great Britain’s largest residential library will serve each other’s scholars.

C of E Hires Religion Writer

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Martha Linden joins Church House from the United Kingdom’s Press Association.

GTS Will Put Students to Work

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • General Theological Seminary’s third-year students will work 20 hours weekly at parishes in greater New York City.

Canon Kearon Elected Bishop

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Secretary General of the Anglican Communion will become Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe.

Flags and Responsible Mission

Monday, September 8, 2014

“The number of flags on the dais should not be a point of boasting, but a source a mild embarrassment.”

Requiescat: Dean Richard Reid

Monday, September 8, 2014

“He gave the most precious gift he could give to this Seminary: he gave years of his life in service.” —Dean Ian Markham

TLC 249/5 Online

Friday, September 5, 2014

The September 21 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

ISIS: Death and Destruction

Friday, September 5, 2014

“You cannot deal with this evil Islamic State group”—The Rev. Canon Andrew White

TREC: A Word to the Church

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church offers several specific ideas for change.

Beauty of Holiness

Thursday, September 4, 2014

By Peggy Eastman • Some figures have wings, some are colorful, one is silver, one is coal black, and one is lit from within.

Choose a Card for the Church

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Choose from among 70 cards by 48 artists for the Episcopal Church’s Christmas Card of 2014.

Live a Year in God’s Time

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Archbishop Justin Welby: “Living in a praying community is the ultimate wager on the existence of God.”

Blessings with Revisions

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Rt. Rev. Steven A. Miller grants his permission to bless same-sex couples in civil marriages.

Speak Up and Save a Life

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Joani Peacock: “Directly asking a person whether they are thinking of suicide can save that person’s life.”

From Bladensburg to Shaw

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Rev. Mark Lewis: St. Luke’s will be “easily accessible to all in the D.C. metro area.”

Humble Houses of God

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Both [churches] are delighted to have a building to meet in, even one constructed of mud and sticks and thatch.

The (Divine) Doctor Is In

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “We’re trying to do what Jesus did.” — The Rev. Bruce Mason

Homeless No More

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Rev. Linda Kaufman helps more than 100,000 Americans find homes.

Suicide and Selfishness

Friday, August 29, 2014

“What my friend needed … isn’t ‘well, I guess he’s at peace now.’”

Love and Faithfulness

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Trinity School for Ministry will host a conference on “Christian Faith and Same-Sex Attraction” October 10-11.

VTS Honors Wendell Berry

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dean Ian S. Markham: “Wendell Berry is a truly great poet, essayist, and environmental campaigner.”

Requiescat: Robert A. Robinson

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Longtime Church Pension Fund executive dies at 88.

Changes at St. Paul’s, K St.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

St. Paul’s Parish, K Street, moves toward accepting women in the priesthood and welcoming same-sex marriage.

Defend the Sojourner

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “You could quite easily have an 8-year-old standing in front of a judge all by himself.”

King’s Nixes Theology Course

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Alister McGrath’s hiring in Oxford weakens theology program at King’s College, London.

All Time Is God’s Time

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bishop Thomas Shaw writes of his brain cancer: “[W]e now know that for me there is no cure.”

West Texas Picks Six

Monday, August 25, 2014

Six clergy of the Diocese of West Texas are potential nominees for bishop coadjutor.

El Salvador Elects Alvarado

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Anglican Church of El Salvador has chosen the Rev. David Alvarado of San Salvador as its new bishop.

TLC 294/4 Online

Friday, August 22, 2014

The September 7 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

‘Direct Attack on the Sacred’

Friday, August 22, 2014

Bishop Edward J. Konieczny asks clergy to guard eucharistic elements against abuse.

UBE: ‘We Stand in Solidarity’

Thursday, August 21, 2014

“Join us in prayer for the repose of the soul of Michael Brown.”

Letter Grants Oversight

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Bishop Mark Lawrence on new oversight: “I trust you will be heartened as I have been by their welcome of us.”

State, Church, Church, Church

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The majority leader of the West Virginia Legislature adds a third church to his duties.

Requiescat: Bishop Wissemann

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Rt. Rev. Andrew Frederick Wissemann died Wednesday.

Waiting on the Court

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Guidelines may follow for clergy and congregations in the Diocese of Virginia.

Canon White at Clapham

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The vicar of Baghdad speaks at the spiritual home of William Wilberforce.

Historians Honor Utzinger

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

J. Michael Utzinger has received the 2014 Nelson R. Burr Prize from the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church.

Archbishop Beach Adds Deans

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The new archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America has appointed three new deans.

El Salvador Looks North

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Diocese of El Salvador has announced five bishop nominees, including two Episcopal priests.

Christchurch and Coventry

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Rev. Graeme Brady of Christchurch: “For the archbishop to hold up Coventry as an example is strange.”

Guiding the Church’s Future

Monday, August 18, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Who will teach the shepherds of tomorrow how to lead a new, enigmatic type of flock?

Archbishop Mourns Bp. Russell

Monday, August 18, 2014

“Not only the Church but the nation ... mourns this son of the soil.”

Border Crisis Eases

Friday, August 15, 2014

Congregations in Texas are catching their breath and refocusing efforts during a lull in what had been a surging crisis.

Bp. Seabury Goes Low Church

Friday, August 15, 2014

What has been Bishop Seabury Episcopal Church is the new home of Stedfast Baptist Church.

Two Appointments in Egypt

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Rev. Drew Wayne Schmotzer
and the Rev. Michael Dobson take new duties.

Leaders Welcome Ceasefire

Thursday, August 14, 2014

“There is no such thing as a stable status quo in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

Cathedral Sues JPMorgan Chase

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lawsuit says firm wasted millions of dollar on bad investments and exorbitant fees.

Grandson Found in Argentina

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina have finally found the grandson of one of their founders.

PB Panel Ready for Names

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Profile and call now available online as the Episcopal Church seeks its 27th presiding bishop.

U.S. Bishops to Speak in Wales

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Two bishops from the United States will visit Wales to speak from their experience as women elected to the episcopate.

Beijing Declaration at 20

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Episcopal Church seeks responses to a questionnaire it developed with Ecumenical Women at the United Nations.

Bishop Speaks on Disciples

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Bishop Moon Hing Ng: evangelism, church-planting, and discipleship sustain churches.

Campus Chaplains Honored

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Three chaplains have received campus ministry awards from the Episcopal Church.

Episcopalian, Honorary Jew

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Adherents reports that Robin Williams was an Episcopalian, and he joked that his mother was a “Christian Dior Scientist.”

Hear Richard Bauckham

Monday, August 11, 2014

The British theologian will deliver the Burns Lectures in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Calvary and Priesthood

Monday, August 11, 2014

Brendan Gleeson: “I remember putting on the vestments for Mass, and feeling, ‘Okay, this is like a suit of armor.’”

Incarnation Statement Progresses

Friday, August 8, 2014

Alyson Barnett-Cowan: Pending statement “marks a breakthrough in over 1,600 years of division.”

Church, Hilton Train for Jobs

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Church of St. John the Baptist and Hilton Hotels Worldwide train people for hospitality jobs.

A Deputy Looks Ahead

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Ted Mollegen, a veteran deputy to General Convention, urges the Episcopal Church to ponder its future health.

Abp. Begins Tour of Asia

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Ten-day itinerary encompasses five Anglican provinces.

Allergic to Pomposity

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Requiescat: John Woolverton

A Garden Grows in Rome

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A project aims to restore the ancient monastery garden of San Gregorio.

Church, State, and Votes

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

“[Labour’s] Ed Miliband and his party should not assume … believers will necessarily follow the bishops.”

Sacred Cycling in Wales

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Sacred Trails map identifies 49 historic sites accessible by bicycle.

Saving Epiphany Church

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

“It’s a hidden architectural gem, plus it has the whole history of the Chicano movement.”

Canon Joins Pension Group

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Anne Mallonee will become Church Pension Group’s executive vice president and chief ecclesiastical officer.

Danaher called to Cranbrook

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Rev. Canon William J. Danaher, Jr., will become the eighth rector of Christ Church Cranbrook.

Ecumenical Compassion

Monday, August 4, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “There are children and people here that are hurting and need our help. End of story.”

Ghanian King Visits Lambeth

Monday, August 4, 2014

Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II requested an official visit with Archbishop Justin Welby.

TLC 249/3 Online

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Aug. 17 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Covenant Rises Again

Friday, August 1, 2014

Readers can expect daily posts, Monday to Friday, covering all things Anglican and Christian.

Tip the Mug for St. Arnold

Thursday, July 31, 2014

By Steve Rabey • “From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.”

Bloodbath in Iraq

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Andrew White writes from Iraq: “Every day we think that the crisis here cannot get worse and every day it does.”

‘We Must Cry to God’

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

“The destructive cycle of violence has caused untold suffering and threatens the security of all.”

‘Make Even More History’

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fredrica Harris Thompsett: “You intervene in history to make even more history.”

Abp. Welby’s Eid Message

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

“As I speak, still during Ramadan, people are coming to my home this evening for an Iftar meal.”

Last Paper from PB Committee

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Of duties, terms, retirement age, resignation from diocesan office, and elections.

Disability and Accessibility

Monday, July 28, 2014

Survey asks congregations for their wisdom.

Neutral Principles in Quincy

Monday, July 28, 2014

Cheers and doubts greet latest court ruling involving the historic Diocese of Quincy.

Detained Children Get Pastoral Visits

Friday, July 25, 2014

For the past two months, federal authorities have been turning away clergy and nuns who’ve been trying to minister to detained, unaccompanied migrant children from Central America. But that situation is beginning to change.

Arizona Faces Needs of Migrant Children

Friday, July 25, 2014

Episcopalians in Arizona are assessing how they might be helpful to thousands of children who have arrived in their state in recent months from Central America.

Churchwide Meeting October 2

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Following a resolution approved at General Convention in 2012, the Task Force to Reimagine the Episcopal Church (TREC) will convene a churchwide meeting via webcast from Washington National Cathedral on October 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (Eastern time).

Ecumenical Associate Named

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Richard Mammana, founder of Project Canterbury and a member of the Living Church Foundation’s board of directors, has been named associate for ecumenical and interreligious ministries of the Episcopal Church.

New Dean for West African Seminary

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Very Rev. Emmanuel Isaac Kpakpo Addo has been appointed the seventh dean of St. Nicholas Theological Seminary, Cape Coast, Ghana, in the Church in the Province of West Africa.

Second Essay in PB Nomination Process

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has published the second of three essays designed to begin a discussion.

Radner: ‘Truth-Facing’ in the Wake of Synod’s Decision

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Rev. Ephraim Radner, professor of historical theology at Wycliffe College in Toronto, says the July 14 decision in the Church of England permitting women to be consecrated bishops will bring "a good bit of angst" on the ecumenical front.

Christ at Center of EYE14

Thursday, July 17, 2014

"One more cheer, for the reason we are here, Jesus Christ!" said a young man from the Diocese of Nebraska, prompting an enthusiastic response from across the arena.

Leaders Oppose Euthanasia

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

“Every human life is of intrinsic value and ought to be affirmed and cherished.”

State Honors Children’s Canon

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Roger Hutchison of Columbia, South Carolina, will receive the Governor’s Order of the Silver Crescent award.

Key Moments in Synod’s Debate

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

By John Martin • An advocate of women’s ordination praises an Anglo-Catholic layman’s sacrificial remarks.

Synod: Women May Now Apply

Monday, July 14, 2014

Women may now become bishops in the Church of England.

Diplomats of the Spirit

Monday, July 14, 2014

Pope Francis and Archbishop Justin Welby use their moral authority to improve the political climate.

TLC 249/2 Online

Friday, July 11, 2014

The July 27 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

A Chaplain’s Cooling Presence

Friday, July 11, 2014

Operation Cool Down delivers ice-cold treats to flight crews in Afghanistan.

Church Cuts Wonga Ties

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Church Commissioners for England have removed indirect ties to a well-known payday lender.

Priest’s Death Shocks Campus

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Just days before his death, the Rev. John DeBonville had organized a memorial service for AIC’s spokesman.

Fleeing for Their Lives

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Presiding Bishop urges Episcopalians to help women and children at the southern border.

Marriage Debate Spawns Panel

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The presiding officers of General Convention have announced their decision to appoint a legislative committee on marriage.

TED, meet KAT

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Anglican Church of Canada has launched KAT, a scaled-down version of TED: Ideas Worth Spreading.

Counter-letter to President Obama

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Liberal leaders support executive order banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Colleagues Honor Father Agnew

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Rev. Christopher M. Agnew has received the Canon John W. Davis Award from National Episcopal Historians and Archivists.

Tune in to Pipedreams

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

American Public Radio’s series will feature a performance by Elizabeth Melcher Davis.

Seven-year Covenant Succeeds

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Diocese of Olympia and two Anglican churches have reached an amicable settlement without court assistance.

Rest for the Weary

Monday, July 7, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • An ecumenical ministry of mercy emerges amid a flood of women and children across the border.

Province 5 Tops Pledge List

Monday, July 7, 2014

Dioceses in the Midwest were the most responsive to General Convention’s request of 19 percent of diocesan income for 2014.

Pittsburgh: Stick to the Rite

Monday, July 7, 2014

Bishop Dorsey McConnell welcomes civil benefits for same-sex couples and reiterates his concerns about the rite for blessing them.

Bishop Ball Plans to Celebrate

Thursday, July 3, 2014

By Steve Waring • Two years after a devastating fall, Bishop David S. Ball vests every Sunday.

Hobby Lobby and ENDA

Thursday, July 3, 2014

“We are asking that an extension of protection for one group not come at the expense of faith communities.”

Folksy Deliverance

Thursday, July 3, 2014

By Douglas LeBlanc • The Rev. Brewster Hastings writes a first book — about exorcism.

San Diego: Marrying Time

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Clergy freed to “remove any distinction between same-sex marriage and other marriages.”

PB Nomination Update

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop publishes the first of three essays.

A Refuge from Kiribati

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Church of England sells land on a Fijian island to help a nation threatened by rising waters.

Bishop Search for Gulf Coast

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast is accepting nominations until Sept. 1 for its fourth bishop.

42% of Dioceses Pledge 19%

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Thirty-nine dioceses pledge between 10 and 19 percent.

Dismay re: Hobby Lobby

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Rev. Barry W. Lynn: “This decision is a double-edged disaster.”

Australians Elect New Primate

Monday, June 30, 2014

Philip Freier has been Archbishop of Melbourne since December 2006.

Big Shoes to Fill

Saturday, June 28, 2014

By Jeff Walton • A conversation with Archbishop-elect Foley Beach of the ACNA.

The Archbishop’s Biographer

Friday, June 27, 2014

Andrew Atherstone: “Being Archbishop of Canterbury is a ten-year project.”

ACNA Welcomes New Archbishop

Friday, June 27, 2014

Archbishop Robert Duncan: “Many critics said we wouldn’t be able to elect a second archbishop.”

‘Descendants of Abraham’ Unite

Friday, June 27, 2014

God “has called us to be caretakers of creation, to work for the common good, and to promote and practice peace.”

Conflicts Halt EDS Review

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Faculty, trustees contend with each other through social media.

Michael Reeves: Two Tributes

Thursday, June 26, 2014

“He was always a man of character, honesty, and integrity.”

Fr. Clay Lein Called to Houston

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Church of St. John the Divine, Houston, calls the Rev. Clay Alan Lein as its fifth rector.

God Moved the Mountain

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

By Grace Sears • Ian and Simea Meldrum claimed a Brazilian garbage dump for the kingdom of God.

Priests Join Revived Dialogues

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Two Canadian Anglicans have been appointed to ecumenical panels with Reformed and Oriental Orthodox Christians.

VTS Honored as Workplace

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Washington Post has chosen Virginia Theological Seminary as one of the top workplaces in the capital metro area.

Brothers Plan Halfway House

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is planning a halfway house in Texas to help parolees return to society.

Task Force: Study Marriage Now

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

“What is God calling us to understand, to say, and perhaps to do in regards to marriage?”

Friendship in God’s Kingdom

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Katelyn Beaty interviews professor Wesley Hill of Trinity School for Ministry.

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Set Free

Monday, June 23, 2014

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim was released from prison in Sudan today.

Bp. Foley Beach to Lead ACNA

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Anglican Church in North America’s new archbishop takes the reins this week.

Prayers for Bp. Gray-Reeves

Monday, June 23, 2014

Michael William Reeves, husband of the Rt. Rev. Mary Gray-Reeves, died Sunday afternoon in a bicycle accident.

TLC 249/1 Online

Friday, June 20, 2014

This issue features “Street,” the first in a series of photographs by Richard Hill of Dallas.

‘What I Heard Was a Marriage’

Friday, June 20, 2014

An Indaba-style gathering draws from one side of the aisle.

Abp. Aspinall Leaving Primacy

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The 54-year-old primate plans to stay on as Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane.

Bp. Roskam to Lead St. James

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Catherine Roskam will be bishop-in-charge under special circumstances at St. James’ Church in the City, Los Angeles.

Bishops Join Brief

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Thirteen bishops of the Episcopal Church support a lesbian couple’s bid to be married.

AFM Calls New Leader

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The next executive director of Anglican Frontier Missions will work remotely from Tulsa.

S.F. Archbishop to March On

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

By Douglas LeBlanc • Despite pressure from politicians, the Archbishop of San Francisco will march in D.C.

Healing and Goat’s Milk

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Women veterans who become homeless find welcome at Zion House in Avon, New York.

Ecumenical Clergy Crunch

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • A parish home to Episcopalians and Roman Catholics for more than 36 years needs a new priest.

Gooooooal (Amen)!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Church of England has released Prayers for the World Cup.

Egyptian Vision in Singapore

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The former Grand Mufti of Egypt and the Anglican Bishop of Egypt spoke at Nanyang Technological University.

Pastoral Care in Death’s Path

Monday, June 16, 2014

By Steve Waring • After brushes with death, people “don’t want their rector to scoff at their most cherished, precious memories.”

Unity: A Free Gift of God

Monday, June 16, 2014

Pope Francis: “Our progress towards full communion will not be the fruit of human actions alone.”

The Wrath of ISIS

Friday, June 13, 2014

Christians in Iraq ask for prayers and help.

From Portland to Wall Street

Friday, June 13, 2014

Dean William Lupfer of Trinity Cathedral in Portland will become the 18th rector of Trinity Wall Street.

Vaping, Heroism, and Money

Friday, June 13, 2014

Highlights from resolutions adopted by Executive Council at its meeting in Phoenix, June 10-12.

UTO Grants Distribution

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The United Thank Offering of the Episcopal Church has awarded 48 grants for a total of $1,525,407.78.

Interest on the Interest

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Musician Charles Bailey transforms Archbishop Justin Welby’s warning on payday loans into rap.

‘Debt Is a Form of Slavery’

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Archbishop of Canterbury addresses the Credit Union Foundation at Westminster.

Holy Joe at Nashotah House

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Historic Shelton Hall now houses a coffeehouse — master barkeep included.

Duke Receives $1.5 Million

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Jack and Barbara Bovender endow a professorship at Duke Divinity School’s Anglican Episcopal House of Studies.

VTS Plans for 2023

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A new vision statement for Virginia Theological Seminary reaffirms the necessity of residential study.

Rise in Glory: Bp. McAllister

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Rt. Rev. Gerald N. McAllister, third bishop of Oklahoma, died early Tuesday.

New President for St. Francis

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Rev. Robert Nelson Smith will be the sixth president and CEO of St. Francis Community Services.

Open Doors Save a Parish

Monday, June 9, 2014

Canon Cecil Phelps: “It’s always been true for the Church: if it pays attention to the needy, it finds the treasures.”

‘Grace-filled Opportunity’

Monday, June 9, 2014

Abp. Justin Welby: “The papacy of Pope Francis provides us, as I see it, with a time of grace-filled opportunity.”

Statement on Carbon Emissions

Friday, June 6, 2014

Top bishops: “[A]ddressing climate change is a moral obligation to our neighbors and to God’s creation.”

Credit Counsel in Churches

Friday, June 6, 2014

By Steve Waring • “The church will not handle money but instead provide a point of contact.”

Primate’s Daughter Ordained

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Yein Esther Kim, daughter of Paul Keun San Kim, Primate of Korea, is now a deacon.

Alpha TV Plugs In

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Groups may now follow Alpha live from Holy Trinity Brompton, London.

College Honors RC Bishop

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The College of Emmanuel and St. Chad has awarded an honorary fellowship to ecumenist Donald Bolen,

Keeping Faith with Cities

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Rev. Patrick Malloy: “Cathedrals reflect who we are and what we believe.”

Society Gathers at Nashotah

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

By Phoebe Pettingell • “For Catholic Christians, Mary stands as the Mother of the Church and the model of discipleship.”

Primates for Japan, Philippines

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Anglicans re-elect Nathaniel Makoto Uematsu in Japan and elect the Renato Mag-gay Abibico in Philippines.

Central Pa. Seeks 11th Bishop

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Diocese of Central Pennsylvania will accept nominations beginning June 6 in the search for its 11th bishop.

St. John’s Flies its Flag

Monday, June 2, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • An Anglo-Catholic parish in Mississippi grows through social-media hospitality.

TLC 248/11 Online

Friday, May 30, 2014

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

Jordan Hylden, ECF Fellow

Friday, May 30, 2014

Jordan Hylden, a contributor to The Living Church and its weblog, Covenant, is among the Episcopal Church Foundation’s 2014 Fellows.

Archbishop to Visit Rome

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Archbishop of Canterbury and Pope Francis will discuss their efforts against slavery and human trafficking.

W. Texas Seeks Nominees

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Diocese of West Texas has released a profile and welcomes nominees as it searches for a bishop coadjutor.

Reconciliation at Coventry

Thursday, May 29, 2014

“Pray, [Archbishop Justin Welby] said, for the wisdom to know the right way toward reconciliation.”

Hogans of Mercy

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Youth from Grace Church in Hinsdale, Illinois, will help build two traditional Navajo Hogans for the Rev. Catherine Plummer.

Honor for Elders in Anchorage

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • St. Mary’s Church is in design stages for a senior housing complex on its 19-acre wooded property.

S.E. Florida Seeks Nominees

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Diocese of Southeast Florida has released a profile and is accepting nominations for a bishop coadjutor.

ECW Surveys Church

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

ECW committee: “There are many more opinions we value — including yours.”

Canon Called to Fifth Ave.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Rev. Canon Carl Francis Turner will become the 12th rector of St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue.

Rise in Glory: E. Don Taylor

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Rt. Rev. E. Don Taylor died May 24. He was 77.

Essay Entries Due June 15

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Any Anglican seminary student may submit an essay of 1,500 to 2,000 words.

The Dead of World War II

Monday, May 26, 2014

By Gary G. Yerkey • Capt. John W. Schwer, an Army chaplain and Episcopal priest, rests among the dead at Brittany American Cemetery.

Global Trend-spotting

Friday, May 23, 2014

By Sue Careless • Christianity is doing well globally, but poorly in its former centers of glory.

Martyrs Who Move

Friday, May 23, 2014

For over a decade, American artist Bill Viola has been pondering the task of making two video-art altar pieces for St. Paul’s Cathedral.

ARCIC III’s Communique

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission continues to build on its model of receptive ecumenism.

Ft. Worth Case Glides Along

Thursday, May 22, 2014

District Judge John P. Chupp of Ft. Worth sets hearing for December in property lawsuit.

PB to Preach in England

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori to concelebrate at St. Alban’s, preach at St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford.

Beating Follows Conversion

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A 26-year-old former Muslim in western Kenya was beaten in a mosque and later arrested without charges.

Bishop Rowe Hails Ruling

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

“I will write … with guidance for clergy who want to officiate at same-sex marriages.”

Servanthood and Authority

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The panel addressed how women can find balance in embodying the paradox of a servant-leader.

Direct Theology

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

By Steve Waring • The Rev. Wayne L. Fehr has published a book of answers for seekers with questions.

Pray for Peace in Jos

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Bombings rock a market and hospital.

Reclaim Vocation

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Liza Anderson: “I sometimes see a future for the church where I’m the only layperson left.”

E. Carolina Elects 8th Bishop

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Rev. Robert Skirving is a native of Canada and rector of St. John’s Church in Midland, Michigan.

On Mrs. Noah, a Cat, & a Slug

Monday, May 19, 2014

Rowan Williams wants to be thought of as a poet to whom religious things matter intensely.

Ecumenical Parish Struggles

Friday, May 16, 2014

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has noted that the 36-year-old congregation’s interim Catholic priest is in poor health and has been unable to serve consistently.

Dying for Christ in Sudan

Thursday, May 15, 2014

“The court has sentenced you to be hanged till you are dead,” Judge Abaas Al Khalifa told Meriam Yahia Ibrahim.

VTS Students Honor 3 Chapels

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Dean Ian Markham: “This is the class that has seen how grace can come from fire.”

Gospel of Mark Meets Opo

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Opo people of Gambella want the Bible in their own language.

The Saint Behind the New Deal

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

By Charles Hoffacker • How did Frances Perkins understand the connection between Christianity and public life?

Threading the Needle

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Resolution: “We recognise a diversity of voices about what constitutes a right ordered intimate relationship.”

Tory Baucum on Peacemaking

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

“I do believe that reconciliation and peacemaking are at the heart of the gospel.”

ARCIC III in South Africa

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Rev. Tony Currer: ARCIC will look at “how far we’ll be using the tool of ‘receptive ecumenism.’”

Sewanee Welcomes Tengatenga

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bp. Neil Alexander: “Dr. Tengatenga has few peers in his extensive experience in the leadership of the Anglican Communion.”

Sudan Adopts Covenant

Monday, May 12, 2014

Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan informs the Anglican Communion’s Standing Committee of Sudanese Anglicans adopting the Covenant.

TLC 248/10 Online

Friday, May 9, 2014

The May 25 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

LTSP Honors Bishop Borsch

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia has inaugurated the Frederick Houk Borsch Chair of Anglican Studies.

Painting Confirmation Green

Thursday, May 8, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of the earth and every human being?”

Abp. Deng: Talk to GAFCON

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Archbishop Daniel Deng of Sudan notes the need for reconciliation within the Anglican Communion.

E. Michigan Stresses Justice

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

“This is the time in the life of Eastern Michigan for deacons to lead us in justice ministries.”

ACNA, IRD, PB Back Pledge

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

We are compelled to ask: Why are the Christians currently being killed or driven out?

Costly Reconciliation

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

By Ralph Webb • “When you’ve lost everything, Jesus is all you have left.”

A Mother’s Day Plea

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

“Hold them in the knowledge that … they are your beloved daughters, and precious in your sight.”

A New Turn for Bishop Robinson

Monday, May 5, 2014

“I am seeking to be as open and honest in the midst of this decision as I have been in other dramatic moments of my life.”

Mississippi Elects from Within

Monday, May 5, 2014

The Very Rev. Brian R. Seage of Ridgeland chosen as bishop coadjutor May 3.

Maryland Elects Canon Cook

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Rev. Canon Heather Cook of the Diocese of Easton chosen on fourth ballot as a bishop suffragan.

Courtesy and Joy at Nashotah

Friday, May 2, 2014

By Steve Waring • “It’s a wonderful Easter image of stone moved and a baptismal pool remaining, in the midst of God’s wild creation.”

Strike Two for Jesus’ Wife

Friday, May 2, 2014

Scholar at Indiana Wesleyan University discovers copying from a 1924 publication.

Peter Leithart & His Critics

Thursday, May 1, 2014

“The Future of Protestantism”: a panel discussion at Biola University.

Power of Women’s Prayers

Thursday, May 1, 2014

By Grace Sears • The Rev. Eleanor Sanderson: Group prayer by women “is one of the consistent expressions of the Church.”

Bono on Why Jesus Died

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

“I find it hard to accept that millions and millions of lives … have been touched by some nutter.”

Guard the Church’s Unity

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bishop Matthew Gunter: “Folks seem to be willing to engage one another with gentleness and reverence.”

Diocese Receives $2,500 in Aid

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Volunteers in Arkansas are assembling emergency kits and helping with shelter and transportation.

‘Traces of the Holy’

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • About 4,000 people visit the Museum of Russian Icons each year.

Peter Hallock Dies at 89

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Visionary choir director revived the ancient service of Compline.

Tornado Relief in Arkansas

Monday, April 28, 2014

Bishop Benfield: “We are already hearing that the best way to help immediately is likely to be financial support.”

GAFCON: Instrument of Unity?

Monday, April 28, 2014

“We believe that the GAFCON movement is emerging as a faithful instrument of unity.”

Support for Scholars’ Travel

Friday, April 25, 2014

Virginia Theological Seminary offsets travel expenses for researchers using a collection at the Bishop Payne Library.

Bruce’s Quest for Community

Friday, April 25, 2014

Bishop Douglas Fisher on Bruce Springsteen: “It’s always hopeful. His songs never end in despair.”

Two Tracks, Two Courts

Friday, April 25, 2014

“This ruling did not affect the ultimate outcome or prejudice our litigation strategy to recover our church property.”

Judge: Return $100,000 Bond

Thursday, April 24, 2014

From the Diocese of Fort Worth led by the Rt. Rev. Jack L. Iker

Bishop James Curry to Retire

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Rt. Rev. James E. Curry, Bishop Suffragan of Connecticut since 2000, plans to retire October 1.

UU Love for Labyrinths

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Joseph Bednarik: “I’ve been a labyrinth enthusiast ever since I walked one at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco in 2003.”

A Strong Sudanese Bishop

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Faith McDonnell • The church in Sudan has chosen well in electing Ezekiel Kondo as an archbishop.

Steady Recovery in D.C.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Peggy Eastman • The first phase of earthquake repairs at Washington National Cathedral should be complete in about a year.

Summer Plans for Musicians

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By John Schuessler • Perhaps most important for the success of a music program, summer is the time to plan ahead.

ARC-USA Studies Moral Visions

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

“It is hard to see how our differences in moral theology and ecclesiology will be resolved, and it is not clear to many whether they should be.”

This Fragile Earth

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Two leading Canadian bishops: “The Scriptures tell us that our first vocation as human beings is to tend God’s creation.”

New Discipline, Ancient Abbey

Monday, April 21, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • School of the Annunciation will train people of faith in the evangelistic arts, from apologetics to Christian living.

‘God’s Kingdom is Global’

Monday, April 21, 2014

Archbishop Welby: Christians need to offer “hospitality and love in its manifold forms for Christ’s sake.”

TLC 248/9 Online

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The May 4 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Charles Wesley Abides

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The English minister and hymn-writer Charles Wesley has won the coveted Golden Halo in this year’s Lent Madness.

Chair Honors Bp. Richardson

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Seminary of the Southwest has completed a successful fundraising effort for a $2.5 million endowed chair in memory of J. Milton Richardson.

Lesotho Rents at 815

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lesotho’s consulate will lease 6,379 square feet on the eighth floor of the Episcopal Church Center.

Scrutiny, Patience, Engagement

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

By Derek Olsen • Rowan Williams speaks on “Theology as a Way of Life.”

A Cohort for Leadership

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The Missional Leadership Cohort for Episcopal Clergy is designed to invigorate ministries for many years.

BBC’s Rev and Evangelism

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

By John Martin • Tom Hollander’s portrayal of the hapless East London vicar Adam Smallbone has achieved a cult following.

Japan’s Bright ‘Disastertect’

Monday, April 14, 2014

Other architects work at the edge of technology. Shigeru Ban’s frequent starting point is low-tech.

‘Custody of the Heart’

Monday, April 14, 2014

By Charles deGravelles • A conference in Oklahoma City strives to help the church’s peacemakers.

Sudanese Reinforce Abp. Welby

Friday, April 11, 2014

“Gay relationships in the Church of England would mean the people of South Sudan going back to their traditional religions.”

‘Not Only the Sin of the Other’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Archbishop Justin Welby’s address at Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace, Oklahoma City

St. John’s Restores Adjective

Thursday, April 10, 2014

“It may be possible to be Anglican without being Episcopal, but it’s definitely not possible to be Episcopal without being Anglican.”

Scot McKnight, Anglican Deacon

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The theologian and prolific author joins the ministry of the Anglican Church in North America.

‘Live as a Global Church’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

“We need to learn to live as a global church in a local context and never to imagine that we’re just a local church.”

Prayer after Murrysville

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Almighty God, whose son Jesus was attacked and wounded: comfort and heal your wounded children in Murrysville.

Students Learn to Give

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

St. Luke’s Episcopal School students help the needy in San Antonio.

Fullam: Always Look Ahead

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

“Don’t you ever say, ‘I remember the good old days, when Father Fullam was here.’”

Muscular Christianity at Camp

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lake Delaware Boys Camp rouses to the sound of a cannon’s boom at 6:50 a.m.

Uniting for the Poor

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Justin Welby encourage their flocks work together for poor and vulnerable people.

New Dean for Berkeley

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Rev. Andrew McGowan has been appointed president and dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.

Clavier to Lead St. Michael’s

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Archbishop of Wales has appointed the Rev. Mark Clavier as acting principal of the struggling St. Michael’s College, Cardiff.

Mass. Elects 16th Bishop

Monday, April 7, 2014

Clergy and lay delegates elected the Rev. Alan M. Gates, who began his priestly vocation in the diocese.

TLC 248/8 Online

Friday, April 4, 2014

The April 20 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Rites and Consequences

Friday, April 4, 2014

Abp. Welby: Christians in parts of Africa face abuse, violence, and even death because of decisions on sexuality.

Faithfulness and Success

Friday, April 4, 2014

By Richard J. Mammana, Jr. • Mother Miriam is the 18-year superior of the Community of St. Mary, Eastern Province.

How to Read Lambeth’s Windows

Friday, April 4, 2014

Archbishop Justin Welby: “We have lost the art of reading stained glass.”

A Church Launches a Church

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Transfiguration in Cranston, Rhode Island, plans a Hispanic/Latino presence.

Fort Worth Looks to D.C.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Fort Worth has signaled its intention to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

‘The Way of Wisdom’ at GTS

Thursday, April 3, 2014

General Theological Seminary will change its style of education beginning in the fall of 2015.

Why Chemin Neuf Matters

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

In an interview posted on YouTube, Archbishop David Moxon discusses the significance of four Chemin Neuf members moving into Lambeth Palace.

Abp. Praises Patriarch-elect

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Abp. Welby to Mor Ignatius Aphrem II: “You have played an important role in the International Anglican Oriental Orthodox Dialogue.”

St. Paul’s to Raze Rectory

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

“The parish is pretty evenly divided between renovating the rectory and demolishing it.”

Miracle on 6th Avenue

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

By Mary Ellen Barnes • The mission of Imago Dei Middle School in Tucson is to break the cycle of poverty through education.

An Ecumenical Tree at Lambeth

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A new tree is an early celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation (in 2017).

Hannah Matis Joins VTS Faculty

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hannah Matis will join the faculty of Virginia Theological Seminary August 1 as assistant professor of church history.

State Shapes Church

Monday, March 31, 2014

It’s hard to overestimate the weakening effect that gay marriage will have on the central structures of the Church of England.

Reconciliation in Canada

Monday, March 31, 2014

Thousands gathered to hear survivor testimonies, celebrate Indigenous culture and resilience, and work toward reconciliation.

St. James, Meet St. James

Friday, March 28, 2014

By William O. Daniel, Jr. • Our schools need each other. We need one another’s prayer and we need to be empowered by each other.

David Yeago Heads to Ambridge

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Professor Yeago will join the faculty of Trinity School for Ministry and North American Lutheran Seminary.

Shigeru Ban Wins Pritzker

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

One of architecture’s most prestigious international awards has been given to the man behind Christchurch’s cardboard cathedral.

Essay Competition 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Living Church is pleased to announce the fifth annual Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition.

Klusmeyer, Gepert Help Baxter

Monday, March 24, 2014

Bishop Klusmeyer joins the presiding bishop nominating committee; Bishop Gepert nominated as bishop provisional.

Hear God’s Word, Mon Ami

Monday, March 24, 2014

David Suchet devoted 200 hours of his time to recording the audio book, and donated his fee to charity.

TLC 248/7 Online

Friday, March 21, 2014

The April 6 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Muhlenberg’s Vision Thrives

Friday, March 21, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • William Augustus Muhlenberg “had a social commitment that the school should be the Church’s outreach into the world.”

VTS Plans More Housing

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Dean Ian Markham: “If we do not take advantage of this opportunity now, then we are unlikely to do this work for at least another decade.”

Senator Praises Zion House

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: “I think Zion House is a perfect example of what works.”

A Rainbow of Nonviolence

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • How political should religious communities be when tackling the problem of violence?

Caring for Caregivers

Thursday, March 13, 2014

By Retta Blaney • The Rev. Gregory Johnson might show up at a garage-door opening if he could talk about family caregiving.

Discipleship and Celebration

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

By Richard J. Mammana, Jr. • “Congregations are strong when they are filled with disciples rather than habitual Christians.”

TLC 248/6 Online

Friday, March 7, 2014

The March 23 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Breaking (More) Bread Together

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Dinner church includes food, prayers, holy texts, and sharing in the Sacrament.

Brackets of the Saints

Thursday, February 27, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Lent Madness is “so fun you won’t know it’s edifying.”

Dean Hall: Disturb the Peace

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

By Gary G. Yerkey • “The church sometimes has to break the law in the service of a higher law.”

TLC 248/5 Online

Friday, February 21, 2014

The March 9 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Joyous Reunion at General

Primates Call for New Meeting

Thursday, February 20, 2014

“It is important that the agenda of this Primates Meeting be discussed and agreed upon by the Primates beforehand.”

Turning Point for Haiti

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

By Mark Harris • The Episcopal Church of Haiti strives to become autonomous but also interdependent within the Anglican family of churches.

Clarifying the Great Cloud

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music is considering a deeper rethinking of the Episcopal Church’s calendar.

Principal Acts of Prayer

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

By Leigh Edwards • Life together at Community of the Franciscan Way

Joyous Reunion at General

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Archbishop Nourhan Manougian attended General Theological Seminary as a student in the early 1980s.

TLC 248/4 Online

Monday, February 10, 2014

The February 23 issue of The Living Church is available online for registered subscribers.

Looking Brighter

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

St. Paul’s Church, Baltimore, has completed an interior painting and lighting renovation.

Clergy Exchanges Increase

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The Rev. Margaret Rose: “It’s taken a long time for people to say, Oh, I think I’ll apply to that parish.”

TLC 248/3 online

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Feb. 9 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

‘Love Those in Trouble’

Friday, January 24, 2014

By Jeff Walton • Bishop Bill Atwood: “In every case new life is fragile and vulnerable. God’s agenda is life and we are his.”

Transformative Art

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Episcopal congregations in northeast Massachusetts are helping at-risk youth find their way to success through the arts.

Bethlehem Looks Northwest

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Diocese of Bethlehem’s standing committee has nominated the Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe as provisional bishop.

Mass. Nominates Five Priests

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Massachusetts has announced a five-member slate in searching for its 16th bishop.

Abp. Welby Lauds Abp. Nichols

Monday, January 13, 2014

“Archbishop Nichols has demonstrated clear leadership, personal holiness, and immense generosity.”

Remember Haiti on Sunday

Friday, January 10, 2014

By Gary G. Yerkey • Cathedral project will cost at least $25 million.

Anglican Studies at Beeson

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Beeson Divinity School has joined the ranks of non-Episcopal seminaries that offer credits in Anglican studies.

TLC 248/2 Online

Friday, January 3, 2014

The January 19 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

A Diffusion of Blessings

Thursday, January 2, 2014

By Pamela Mellott • Eduardo Peniche: “I felt I had lost my church until I helped to carry Our Lady of Guadalupe in the procession.”

The Pursuit of Perfection

Friday, December 27, 2013

By Randall Balmer • The Nine Lessons and Carols service has been transmitted around the globe by the BBC since 1928.

TLC 248/1 Online

Friday, December 20, 2013

The January 5 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Chemin Neuf at Lambeth Palace

Friday, December 20, 2013

A charismatic order joins the daily life of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Bp. MacDonald Helps Manitoba

Thursday, December 19, 2013

In the new year Bishop Mark MacDonald will be the new area bishop for the Northern Manitoba region.

From Hot Yoga to Immigration

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bishop Stacy Sauls has announced first recipients of grants for Mission Enterprise Zones and for New Church Starts.

Baskets of Prayer in Milwaukee

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The people of St. Luke’s Church in Milwaukee have a way of knowing what their neighbors need — even those they’ve never met.

Small Rectories Imperiled

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • A ruling against clergy housing allowances “has the potential of accelerating trends.”

TLC 247/13 Online

Friday, December 6, 2013

The December 22 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Nelson Mandela: Five Tributes

Friday, December 6, 2013

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 1918-2013

Hunger Games: The Eucharist

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Rev. Monique Stone: “The Hunger Games is a book about juxtaposition.”

Scholars Debate Radner’s Latest

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

By Eugene R. Schlesinger • We are not devoted to the Church because it is lovable, according to Ephraim Radner, but because it is loved.

A Cautious Step Leftward

Sunday, December 1, 2013

By John Martin • The Pilling Report paves the way for clergy to arrange services for same-sex couples.

Diocese Elects Canon Skelton

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Diocese of New Westminster has elected the Rev. Canon Melissa Skelton of Seattle as its ninth bishop.

Black Friday Hospitality

Friday, November 29, 2013

“One night of hell and you won’t have to worry about anything but Advent.”

Warm Souls in Boston

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Homeless people in Boston have a new way to keep the coming season’s wintry elements at bay.

Fresh Start for Fla. Students

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

By Lauren Anderson

Peace Breaks Out at Synod

Monday, November 25, 2013

The anger, bitterness, and recriminations of last year were absent in this year’s debate on women in the episcopate.

Pittsburgh OKs Blessings

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Bishop of Pittsburgh has granted permission for clergy to use a provisional rite for blessing same-sex couples.

TLC 247/12 Online

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The December 8 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Nominee Leaves N.Y. Slate

Friday, November 22, 2013

A nominee by petition has withdrawn from the slate for bishop suffragan of New York.

Seattle’s Compline Tradition

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Austin Rickel: “Compline is proof that we are spiritual in this region.”

‘A Long Way to Go’ on Racism

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

By Gary G. Yerkey • Bishop Michael Curry calls racism an addiction that “harms the children of God.”

Tweets and Nones

Monday, November 18, 2013

By Patrick Malloy • Those with no actual religious affiliation stand in a long line of similar Americans.

Reporter Listens Anew

Sunday, November 17, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Television reporter Judith Valente’s first visit to Mount St. Scholastica Monastery in Atchison, Kansas, was supposed to be a routine speaking gig at a retreat center.

TLC 247/11 Online

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Nov. 24 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Global Slate in Vancouver

Thursday, November 7, 2013

New Westminster nominees include two U.S. natives, a British-Canadian serving in Massachusetts, and a priest from New Zealand.

Bermuda’s Anglican Way Station

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “An old church has the feeling of a place where God has met his people for a long time.”

Rise in Glory: E.S. Gleason

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Edward S. Gleason led Forward Movement into the early days of the digital transformation.

From Pentecost to Matthew Fox

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

By Randall Balmer • Fr. Stanley White detected in Matthew Fox the same blend of mysticism and Pentecostal fervor that he sought to emulate.

WCC Elects Bishop MacDonald

Monday, November 4, 2013

WCC presidents promote ecumenism and interpret the work of the ecumenical council.

Bp. Epting: Emergent Cursillo

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bishop Epting: “It’s surely right for us to focus on ‘mission’ rather than maintenance.”

Vatican Honors Prof. Burridge

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

“I'm so grateful to the Holy Father and to the Church for honoring my work in this way.”

Prepare to (Not) Die

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “The neighborhoods that came back and are doing well in New Orleans were those that had a resilient community.”

TLC 247/10 Online

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Nov. 10 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bishops: Help the Isolated

Friday, October 25, 2013

By Tom Osanjo • Abp. Wabukala: “Should we stop? Should we slow down? The bishops told us we must go on.”

Ugandan: Wake Up to Islam

Thursday, October 24, 2013

GAFCON: There is an urgent need to train church leaders in dealing with the fast-rising Islamization of Africa.

Fr. Gunter Enters Laughing

Thursday, October 24, 2013

“Last night the vestry decided to call me the Not Quite Right Reverend.”

A New Seminary Frontier

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Four dioceses pioneer a new, low-cost approach to theological education.

Archbishop Greets GAFCON II

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Archbishop Justin Welby: “To carry out the task of telling people about Jesus Christ, we need to be a Church that is holy.”

Racial Justice Takes Priority

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

By Steve Waring • Executive Council has agreed to create a new staff position for racial justice and reconciliation.

Asset-based Pilgrimage

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The president of the House of Deputies and 18 others visit entrepreneurial Ghanaians.

Belief and Actions in Christ

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

By Richard Mammana, Jr. • Between terms at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, the Rev. Hilary Streever worked with a small community of young monastics in Athens, Ohio.

Archbishop Gitari’s Legacy

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

By John Martin • “I have refused to give up life or Christian faith because of any troubles I have had in the past.”

TLC 247/9 Online

Friday, October 11, 2013

The October 27 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Vail: Strength in Numbers

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Transfiguration, Vail, relies on a shared-space model that keeps overhead down and ecumenical ties strong.

More Bells for Nashotah House

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Eight change-ringing bells have found a home at Nashotah House Theological Seminary.

Yes to Covenant, Pastoral Care

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has adopted the Covenant and urged completion of pastoral-care guidelines for same-sex couples.

No Couple Left Behind

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Bishop’s Garden at Washington National Cathedral is available to couples with disrupted wedding plans.

Back to the Earth

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Seminarian Ragan Sutterfield sees an agrarian resurgence unfolding across the nation.

Reviving Communion

Monday, September 30, 2013

By Sue Careless • More than 180 people, including five bishops from Africa and Asia, attended “Back to the Anglican Future” in Toronto.

NEHM Helps White House

Friday, September 27, 2013

By Steve Waring • Conference call prepares supportive agencies for Affordable Care Act.

TLC 247/8 Online

Friday, September 27, 2013

The October 13 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Another Round in Quincy

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Diocese of Chicago has filed a motion for a stay of judgment and intends to appeal.

From Waiapu to San Joaquin

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bishop David Rice likely to lead Episcopalians in San Joaquin beginning in February.

Maryland Seeks a Suffragan

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Diocese of Maryland is accepting applications and will vote in May.

Backpack Hospitality

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Blessing of the Backpacks is a lighthearted way for young Episcopalians to integrate faith with school life.

Jesus: Center of Our Unity

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

“We ask that our Communion consider our offering and our desire to be faithful” to the vision of the Toronto Congress in 1963.

Laying Down Roots

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Rev. Lisa G. Fishbeck: “We wanted to offer hospitality throughout the week.”

Archbishop, PB Plan Meeting

Monday, September 23, 2013

Archbishop Justin Welby conducts series of one-of-one meetings with fellow primates.

Catastrophe in Pakistan

Monday, September 23, 2013

“Among the dead are students and alums of Edwardes College, the number yet to be determined.”

Bishops Switch Chairs

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop has announced a change in leadership.

Makgoba Honors Mandela

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Archbishop of Cape Town praises the former president’s vision of a “new, united, democratic, non-racial South Africa.”

Straight into Troy

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Clerical collars signal to wary, mostly African American neighbors that two recently ordained young white women might be trustworthy.

Prayers Follow Shootings

Monday, September 16, 2013

“Look with compassion on the whole
 human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us.”

Holy Mountain Retirement

Monday, September 16, 2013

The University of the South is exploring interest in a senior living community in Sewanee.

Vol. 247, No. 7, Posted

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Sept. 29 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers. The issue includes a brief editorial celebrating TLC’s 135th year.

Gay Jennings on the UTO

Thursday, September 12, 2013

“It is clear from the statements and documents that have subsequently been released by both sides in the conflict that the situation is badly in need of reconciliation.”

Under the Tent in Michigan

Thursday, September 12, 2013

By Steve Waring • The Episcopal Church is not famous for tent revivals, but its youngest diocese wants to try new approaches.

Bylaw Changes Wreak Havoc

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

By Steve Waring • UTO’s former board members wanted to ensure that proposed bylaw changes would circulate widely.

Stability in the Sacrament

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Katresia Staggs: “We don’t need any of this to worship. But we have the basics of something that is stable for people.”

Tell it to SurveyMonkey

Monday, September 9, 2013

Episcopalians have until Sept. 20 to state their priorities for the next presiding bishop.

PB Responds to UTO Concerns

Friday, September 6, 2013

Church leaders “have no intention of divesting the United Thank Offering of its funds or applying excessive controls to its practices.”

‘Dear Mr. President’

Friday, September 6, 2013

Bishop Adam Andudu Elnail of the Diocese of Kadugli, Sudan, asks President Obama to relieve his people’s suffering.

East Carolina Seeks 8th Bishop

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Diocese of East Carolina will receive applications until Sept. 27 in its search for the eighth bishop in its history.

Church Center Responds on UTO

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The UTO’s “important work is not threatened, and [its] programs and grants will continue.”

UTO Leaders Resign in Protest

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

“With the stroke of a pen, the United Thank Offering Board will possibly be rendered powerless and voiceless.”

Administrator Will Rock Again

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • William C. Webster’s Bold Enough to Say is part concert, part theater, part film.

Defending Bishop Tengatenga

Monday, September 2, 2013

“Can anyone who truly cares about LGBTQ rights afford to refuse to learn how to speak the language of rights activism in southern Africa?”

Vol. 247, No. 6, Posted

Friday, August 30, 2013

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

Bishops Celebrate Reunion

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Diocese of Chicago will retain its name and what has been the Diocese of Quincy will become known as the Peoria Deanery.

Manteo, Virginia Dare, & HIV

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

“As these two were reconciled together as one in Christ, so are we all are today, HIV positive and HIV negative.”

Bishop Fights Gambling Fever

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The Rt. Rev. Douglas Fisher continues to resist a proposed casino in Springfield, Mass.

Archbishop Welcomes 6 Bishops

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Archbishop of Canterbury met Aug. 19 with six bishops representing Communion Partners.

U.S. Judge Tosses Lawsuit

Friday, August 23, 2013

Claims involving the Diocese of South Carolina will be resolved in state courts.

Love Is Stronger than Death

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Embrace the Journey, a new eight-week curriculum from Anglicans for Life, challenges the claims of euthanasia advocates.

From Casseroles to Scallops

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • A video series helps two Dallas bishops celebrate their love of cooking.

Massachusetts Seeks Coadjutor

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The bishop coadjutor will succeed the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, who in January announced his intention to retire.

Vol. 247, No. 5, Posted

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Sept. 1 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Mark Stevenson to Fight Poverty

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Living Church Foundation extends joyous congratulations to the Rev. Canon Mark Stevenson, a member of the board.

Pray for Egypt

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

“Pray for wisdom and tact for the police and the army, for the safety of all churches and congregations.”

Two Appointed in Egypt

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Alexandria School of Theology chooses a new principal and Bishop Mouneer Hanna Anis names an honorary canon.

One-click Books Come to VTS

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Virginia Theological Seminary has chosen to succeed its campus bookstore.

Garrett Turns to the Afterlife

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Greg Garrett: Christians hold beliefs about the afterlife “as much from art and literature as from Scripture and theology.”

CPG Warns of Tax-credit Limits

Monday, August 12, 2013

Church Pension Group urges support for the Church Health Plan Act of 2013.

A Cathedral Built to Last

Friday, August 9, 2013

Shigeru Ban’s interim cathedral is unlike anything ever built in Christchurch — or the world.

Bp. Leighton Dead at 91

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

David Keller Leighton, Sr., served as Bishop of Maryland from 1972 to 1985.

Bp. Lambert to Serve Brothers

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

“Always remember your story. Remember: Jesus started with just 12 men.”

EfM Expands its Texts

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Education for Ministry will no longer rely on a single guidebook.

Bishop Philip Duncan to Retire

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Rt. Rev. Philip M. Duncan II, third Bishop of the Central Gulf Coast, has called for the election of his successor.

Vol. 247, No. 4, Posted

Friday, August 2, 2013

TLC’s fourth Student Essays in Christian Wisdom competition attracted papers from a variety of sources, both geographical and ecclesial.

Water of Life

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Fr. Howard Castleberry: “We are here with a drilling rig … that will literally save lives in the years to come.”

The Cat in the Hat in the Nave

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

An Anglican parish in Canada sets the Holy Eucharist to the style of Dr. Seuss.

Fond du Lac Nominates Three

Friday, July 26, 2013

Diocese in northeast Wisconsin will elect its eighth bishop Oct. 19.

Trinity Plans New Tower

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The vestry of Trinity Wall Street has selected Pelli Clarke Pelli to design a new mixed-use building at 68-74 Trinity Place.

Millsaps Embraces its Heritage

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • “We feel that our Wesleyan conviction and heritage is something that opens us up to others.”

Will Committees Perish?

Monday, July 22, 2013

By Steve Waring • The Rev. Gay Jennings, president of the House of Deputies: “For those who want to contribute, it’s a great time to be an Episcopalian.”

Vol. 247, No. 3, Posted

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Aug. 4 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Friday Night Light at Bldg 418

Friday, July 19, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Bldg 418, a Friday night open house, meets in a former office building at 418 Pine Street in Titusville, Florida.

‘Be Like a Piazza’

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dean Tracey Lind: St. Angela instructed her sisters to be “open, gracious, hospitable, and engaged in the world.”

Peacemaking in Sanford

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Rev. Charles Holt: Through Sanford Pastors Connecting “there have been frank exchanges, offers of repentance and forgiveness.”

Louis Weil: Rites Must Connect

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

By Steve Waring • “A great many people do not understand the connection between baptism and the teaching of the faith.”

Priest: Choose Church Unity

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Callan Slipper: “Deliberately choose to love one another. That deliberate choice makes the difference.”

Diocese Resists Casino

Monday, July 15, 2013

Western Massachusetts: “There is only one story in the Christian gospels that has to do with gambling. And it happens at the death of Jesus.”

Synod Slogs through in York

Thursday, July 11, 2013

By John Martin • No substantial decisions emerge from General Synod’s summer session.

Bishop Lee: ‘We Belong to God’

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

By Steve Waring • “Jesus died to eliminate the barrier between the altar and the sanctuary.”

Funerals, Creeds, Baptisms

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

By Steve Waring • “No single prayer or statement can convey the entirety of the Christian faith.”

Congratulations, Egypt

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Most Rev. Mouneer Hanna Anis: “This is an answer to the prayers of so many people from around the world.”

July 21 TLC Posted

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The July 21 edition of TLC is available online to registered subscribers.

Montessori Helps St. Matthias

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Dean David Thurlow: “Investing in the Montessori preschool … has translated into healthy growth.”

Bishop Rickel: Cursillo Liaison

Monday, July 1, 2013

The presiding bishop has appointed Gregory Rickel, Bishop of Olympia, as liaison to National Episcopal Cursillo.

Face Time for the SCLM

Monday, July 1, 2013

Ruth Meyers: Online meetings “give no space for the informal times that allow relationships to develop.”

Rainbows at the Cathedral

Friday, June 28, 2013

By Peggy Eastman • Dean Gary Hall: “Well, it’s a great night, isn’t it?”

‘All Are Beloved of God’

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Americans are “on all sides of these issues, including those who have not yet clearly discerned an effective or appropriate response.”

‘Closer to Justice’

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Rev. Gay Jennings: “Same-sex couples and their families are evidence of the goodness of God’s creation.”

Thank God for Beer (Brewers)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent • Grace Church, which meets in Barrington Brewery’s reception hall, unites members of two recently closed parishes.

Vol. 247, No. 1, Posted

Friday, June 21, 2013

The July 7 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Hong Kong Adopts Covenant

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Hong Kong Anglican Church joins six other provinces in accepting the proposed agreement.

Catalyst for Change

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent • Archbishop Albert Chama of Zambia is chairman of the Anglican Alliance’s global board of trustees.

A Big Loss for Lawrenceville

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

For a village of about 1,400 people, playing host to a four-year institution of higher learning was rare.

Podcast Lands Baron Williams

Monday, June 17, 2013

Professors Anthony Baker and Scott Bader-Saye of Seminary of the Southwest will interview Baron Rowan Williams June 24.

United by Transitions

Friday, June 14, 2013

Pope Francis said he and Archbishop Justin Welby “will always have a particular reason to support one another in prayer.”

‘Come to us, Holy Spirit’

Friday, June 14, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • Brother Alois of Taizé: “We hope the Holy Spirit will disturb us [to] find new ways of creating communion.”

2 Bishop Nominees in Midwest

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Two priests are nominees to become bishop of the nascent Anglican Diocese of the Upper Midwest.

Bishop Doubts Blessing Rite

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Rt. Rev. Steven Andrew Miller of Milwaukee “simply cannot agree” that the authorized rite “is a theologically sound development.”

New Life for St. Luke’s

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bishop C. Andrew Doyle: “We wanted a partner who would honor our family.”

Council Wrestles with Budget

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

By Steve Waring • Budget subcommittee wants to “engage the church in a discussion of the fact that not all dioceses meet their full asking.”

Judge Remands S.C. Case

Monday, June 10, 2013

“[F]ederal question jurisdiction could potentially be expanded to all cases containing tacit First Amendment issues.”

Chicago, Quincy Choose Unity

Saturday, June 8, 2013

By Steve Waring • Bishop Jeffrey Lee: “[Quincy’s] commitment to Christ and to the fellowship of this church is an act of sheer, foolish, godly trust.”

Vol. 246, No. 13, Posted

Friday, June 7, 2013

The June 23 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Mizeki Shrine Open to Pilgrims

Thursday, June 6, 2013

By Bellah Zulu, ACNS • African pilgrims returning to Harare after a five-year ban.

‘Signs of Hope’ in Rome

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

G. Jeffrey MacDonald • The new director of the Anglican Centre in Rome says he sees promising signs for more visible ecumenism in these early days of Pope Francis’s pontificate.

Archbishop Welby to Visit Pope

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Tablet, based in London, reports that the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Rome will meet later this month.

Telling Haitian Stories

Friday, May 31, 2013

“The Episcopal Church in Haiti is diverse, strong, working hard for the poor, and most importantly focused on Christ.”

Burying Distrust at Pine Ridge

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent • Michael Two Bulls: “What happened in 1973 was aggression. This is about reconciliation.”

Camp Teen Accords

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Praying together in nature points to common ground
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald

Vol. 246, No. 12, Posted

Friday, May 24, 2013

The June 9 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Deacons Choose Director

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Rev. Lorraine Marie Mills-Curran to lead the Association for Episcopal Deacons beginning in June.

Lessons from Willow Creek

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Forward Movement’s RenewalWorks is based on research that began at Willow Creek Community Church.

Iona’s Vision Expands

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
The Texas-based Iona School for Ministry attracts students from as far away as Nebraska and Wyoming.

General Convention Reboots

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

When the 78th General Convention meets in 2015 it will welcome laptops, tablets, and smartphones in both houses.

N.C. Priest Chosen in Michigan

Monday, May 20, 2013

“Bishops are called to believe when others can’t and to proclaim their faith when others won’t.”

Nevada Cuts Assessment

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bishop Dan Thomas Edwards: “We are going to try faith, trust, compassion, mercy.”

Dean-elect Stresses Growth

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent • The Rev. Kurt Dunkle: “Churches that talk about Jesus and use his name are not shrinking.”

R.A. Dickey, Brother in Christ

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

“The way the Blue Jays have been playing early on this year, it’s nice to come to a place that abounds with grace.”

Bishop Stanton Retiring in 2014

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

“The decision to retire is not easy, but it is right for me at this time.”

Abp. Welby Visits HTB 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

“There is no safety in Christ — there is absolute security, but there is no safety.”

Vol. 246, No. 11, Posted

Friday, May 10, 2013

The May 26 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

‘Mary Stayed Close to Jesus’

Thursday, May 9, 2013

By Phoebe Pettingell
Bishop Lindsay Urwin: “Mary stayed close to Jesus and we must surely seek to do the same.”

Praying to Padre Nuestro

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald • TLC Correspondent
Since 2009, the Episcopal Church has established 23 new Latino congregations.

ARCIC III Communiqué

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

“Hope sprang from real ecumenical activity … and the sheer hard work and organising by local people.”

A Testimony of Hope

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

From the Fourth Consultation of Anglican Bishops in Dialogue

Verbal Kwest Raps the Gospel

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

By Rodney Reinhart
Verbal Kwest tells stories of suffering and pain and of Christ’s healing and grace.

New York Seeks a Suffragan

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Diocese of New York will accept candidate applications until June 14 for a bishop suffragan to be elected Dec. 7.

New Jersey Elects 12th Bishop

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Diocese of New Jersey has elected the Rev. Canon William H. “Chip” Stokes as its 12th bishop.

United by Climate Change

Friday, May 3, 2013

By Gary G. Yerkey
Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori condemns “ancient demons of individualism, materialism, and selfishness.”

¡Sí, Se Puede!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

By Grayson Morley
The tour “Shield the Fields: Farmworker Equality” is part of the year-round work of Rural & Migrant Ministry.

Jean Vianney & Postmodernism

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Five Canons Regular of St. Jean-Marie Vianney focus on spiritual growth and strengthening mission congregations.

West Indian Bishops: Back Off

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

“The threat and use of economic sanctions are not new experiences for us.”

Q&A: Bishop Zavala of Cono Sur

Monday, April 29, 2013

By Sue Careless
“Anglicans are one universal body. We have internal tensions. … Maybe we will have to live forever with those tensions.”

Vol. 246, No. 10, Posted

Friday, April 26, 2013

The May 12 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

$10 Million Gift to Chicago

Friday, April 26, 2013

By Steve Waring
Donation will pay for renovations at St. James Commons and the ministry of Living Compass.

New Companion: 784 Pages

Friday, April 26, 2013

The “Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion” explores every aspect of the Communion.

Dylan Wakes Up Worship

Thursday, April 25, 2013

By Douglas LeBlanc
The choir sang “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” as a prelude, followed by the apocalyptic “Ring Them Bells.”

Pine Ridge Pilgrims

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
“Reconciliation is not an idea. It’s a shared life.”

Hope and Light for Boston

Friday, April 19, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
The Rev. Christina Rathbone: Darkness, fear, and hatred “are not the only reality. There is also hope and love.”

Acolyte Olympics!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Young men and women polished their mad skills of serving at the altar in Acolyte Olympics sponsored by the Diocese of Los Angeles.

Now Online: Vol. 246, No. 9

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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

Forward Commissions Podmore

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New director pledges to “work for the unity of the one holy, catholic and apostolic Church of Christ.”

Prayers for Victims in Boston

Monday, April 15, 2013

Bishops of the Episcopal Church offer early prayers for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Bishop Decries Attacks

Friday, April 12, 2013

“Since the beginning of the Revolution of 2011, the number of incidents of sectarian clashes has increased.”

Essay Competition 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Living Church is pleased to announce the fourth annual Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition.

A Non-retiring Vocation

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
William Jay Lambert’s plans to go fishing yielded to a new calling in Wisconsin.

Names Govern Thought

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Church of England’s marriage report: “[N]ames govern how we think, and how we think governs what we learn to appreciate.”

Webclip: Way Beyond Nature

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Rt. Rev. Dorsey McConnell on the inadequacy of Easter symbols.

Fond du Lac Releases Profile

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Diocese of Fond du Lac will accept nominations beginning April 15 in its search for the diocese’s eighth bishop.

Puerto Rico Seeks 7th Bishop

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The deadline is April 5, so applicants will need to act quickly.

A Communion Optimist for VTS

Thursday, April 4, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
“There is always the danger that our Communion may too readily mirror the power relations and power practices of globalization.”

Makgoba Hails Tutu’s Prize

Thursday, April 4, 2013

“Archbishop Desmond is one of the spiritual giants of our times — though he will tease me for saying so.”

Called to Common Brilliance

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
More than 80 percent of graduates of Holy Family School, Chicago, matriculate to above-average high schools.

Archbishop of ‘St. Timothy’s’

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

By Sue Careless
Retired Archbishop Terrence Buckle’s street ministry includes time at the popular coffee shop Tim Hortons.

Episcopal Schools Go Global

Monday, April 1, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
International students play a pivotal role in a post-recession world.

Vol. 246, No. 8, Online

Friday, March 29, 2013

TLC’s new home for its online edition is ready, and it’s time for readers to reset their passwords.

Honoring Chicago’s Victims

Friday, March 29, 2013

By Steve Waring
About 1,400 people marched through downtown Chicago March 22 in honor of the city’s 806 young victims of gun violence since 2008.

Frances Perkins Prevails

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Frances Perkins has won a posthumous honor: victory in the 2013 bracket of Lent Madness.

Bishop Approved for Uruguay

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Anglican Province of the Southern Cone has agreed to an appeal to approve Michael Pollesel’s election.

Bishops File SCOTUS Briefs

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

By Lee Penn
“The sacramental quality of the marriage or blessing emanates from God, is comprised of God’s divine energy.”

Tears of God

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

By Peggy Eastman
Nearly 20 bishops led an estimated 300 clergy and lay people on a prayer walk from the White House to the U.S. Capitol.

Kittredge to Lead Southwest

Monday, March 25, 2013

Douglas Travis will retire May 31 and Cynthia Briggs Kittredge will succeed him as dean and president of Seminary of the Southwest.

Priest Sends FYI to Justices

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Rev. Ephraim Radner writes of “intimidation and vindictive behavior” in Fort Worth case.

Global Anglicanism

Friday, March 22, 2013

“The Anglican Communion transcends national identities at the same time that its life must be expressed through the many particular cultures of the communion.”

Abp. Welby’s Humble Pageantry

Thursday, March 21, 2013

By John Martin
Tweeting his thoughts was just one of many personal touches of the Anglican Communion’s new primus inter pares.

Abp. Welby’s Inaugural Sermon

Thursday, March 21, 2013

“There can be no final justice, or security, or love, or hope in our society if it is not finally based on rootedness in Christ.”

Tuning in Canterbury

Thursday, March 21, 2013

For the millions of Anglicans unable to attend the Archbishop of Canterbury’s inauguration service in person, the web will help make the service accessible.

Parish Tidies Joint Worship

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Roman Catholics and Episcopalians in Virginia Beach worship together but receive but Communion separately.

Three-person Slate in Michigan

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Diocese of Western Michigan has announced two women and one man as nominees to become its ninth bishop.

Rob Bell: ‘I Am for Fidelity’

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Rob Bell, a leading author in the emergent movement and former pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church, has endorsed same-sex marriage.

Who’s Next for the ACC?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Episcopal Church is accepting nominations through April 10 for its lay representative on the Anglican Consultative Council.

Integrity Maps Blessing Rites

Monday, March 18, 2013

Integrity has launched an interactive map of same-sex blessing rites throughout the Episcopal Church.

Canterbury Enthronement Set

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Most Rev. Justin Portal Welby will be enthroned on Thursday, the feast day of St. Benedict.

Discord Follows Crossan’s Talk

Friday, March 15, 2013

By Douglas LeBlanc
A visit by John Dominic Crossan has harmed the remarkable friendship between the Rev. Tory Baucum and Bishop Shannon Johnston.

Vol. 246, No. 7, Online

Friday, March 15, 2013

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

Welcome, Pope Francis!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

“We wish Pope Francis every blessing in the enormous responsibilities that he has assumed on behalf of Roman Catholics around the world.”

Bishops: No Regrets at Kanuga

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Bishop Dean Wolfe: “The house feels like it has gone to second and third miles in dealing with disagreements.”

Israel Prepares for Refugees

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

By Gary G. Yerkey
Christians in Syria say they are attacked because of their faith.

Anglican 1000: 770 to Go

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

By Barbara Gauthier
In the first three years of its existence, the ACNA planted 230 new congregations.

Cathedral Dean Elected

Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Diocese of Southwestern Virginia has elected the Very Rev. Mark David Bourlakas as its sixth bishop.

Regrets, Fees for Bishops

Friday, March 8, 2013

After making apologies and defraying conciliation expenses, bishops shielded from future charges.

Four Questions for PB Search

Friday, March 8, 2013

Want to offer advice in the search for the Episcopal Church’s 27th presiding bishop? Here’s your chance.

From TLC to White Paper

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Marketing Your Parish: Advertising Best Practices for Effective Evangelism is free from the Episcopal Church’s Office of Communication.

Going Federal in Charleston

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg has filed suit against Bishop Mark J. Lawrence in a U.S. District Court.

Structural Reimagining Begins

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
A structure task force will “absolutely not” answer to the presiding bishop or others in the hierarchy, said co-convener Katy George.

Betting on the Conclave

Monday, March 4, 2013

By John Martin, TLC Correspondent, London
The rank outsider at theologically symbolic odds of 666/1 is the militant atheist Professor Richard Dawkins.

Vol. 246, No. 6, Online

Thursday, February 28, 2013

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

My Sermon Storyboard

Thursday, February 28, 2013

By Patrick T. Twomey
Throughout the week the sermon grows in my mind. I can hear it.

Revisiting Marriage

Thursday, February 28, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Historian David Holmes: “It won’t be surprising if [task force members] reach a new understanding of marriage.”

Archbishop Calls Jo Bailey Wells

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Archbishop of Canterbury has appointed the Rev. Jo Bailey Wells as his new chaplain.

Theologian Heading to Vienna

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pamela Cooper-White will be the Fulbright-Freud Visiting Scholar of Psychoanalysis at the Sigmund Freud Foundation and Museum in Vienna.

Reconciliation at Coventry

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The friendship of the Rev. Tory Baucum and Bishop Shannon Johnston has defied the odds.

Presiding Bishop Joins ‘Circle’

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has signed “A Pastoral Letter about Faith, Finances, and the Federal Budget.”

A Brother in Chains

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 works to release pastor Saeed Abedini from a notorious Iranian prison.

‘Welcome to Duke’

Monday, February 25, 2013

Bishop Michael Curry interviews the new director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies.

Tanzania’s New Archbishop

Monday, February 25, 2013

Jacob Chimeledya, Bishop of Mpwapwa, will become the new archbishop and primate in May.

Hymn Marks 175 Years

Friday, February 22, 2013

By Lauren Anderson
“In Every Place Where God Is Found” exemplifies the Diocese of Florida’s anniversary theme.

Tanzanian Church Plans Election

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Archbishop Valentino Mokiwa is eligible for re-election Feb. 21.

Catonsville Chooses Ordinariate

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Vicar general thanks Diocese of Maryland for “working with the community during this transition.”

Canterbury Trail Revisited

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Evangelicals drawn to Anglicanism “are looking for worship that has a sense of rootedness and connectedness.”

An Abundance of Grapefruit

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

By Lauren Anderson
Two trees at Emmanuel Church consistently produce delicious ruby red grapefruit and help pay for parish ministries.

March 3 TLC Posted

Friday, February 15, 2013

The March 3 edition of The Living Church is available online.

‘Discerning a Holy Example’

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Presiding Bishop: “We no longer expect that ... childbearing is the chief purpose of marriage.”

Requiescat: Bishop Williams

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Huntington Williams, Jr., a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and retired Bishop Suffragan of North Carolina, died Jan. 28 at 87.

Church Confronts Trafficking

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
“Human Trafficking: A Churchwide Conversation” scheduled for March 6.

Reconciliation and Mercy

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A panel discussion at Trinity Wall Street on “Healing a Broken World: Partnership and Reconciliation”

‘The See Will Be Vacant’

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI: “my strengths … are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.”

Oiling Up York Minster

Thursday, February 7, 2013

By John Martin, TLC Correspondent, London
York Minster, the second-largest gothic church in Europe, may shortly be coated in a layer of fat derived from olive oil.

Mere Anglicanism Grows On

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

By Sue Careless
About 280 people gathered at the eighth and largest annual Mere Anglicanism conference Jan. 24-26.

Economic Discipleship in Boston

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, TLC Correspondent
Christians in the Boston area and beyond are learning how to turn small lifestyle adjustments into big donations.

Fifth Nominee in SW Virginia

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Rev. R. David Cox is a nominee by petition in the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia.

$3 Million Grant Helps College

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Edwardes College has received a grant from the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

PB: ‘Nothing Is Disposable’

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

By Steve Waring
“Nothing is disposable in a mindful universe that reflects the divine intent.”

Archbishop-designate No More

Monday, February 4, 2013

By John Martin, TLC Correspondent
“We have dusted off the ceremony, brought it into the public realm and put it into the context of prayer and worship.”

Future ‘Lies Outside Our Doors’

Monday, February 4, 2013

By Peggy Eastman
Professor Dwight Zscheile: “The mission field is all around us in our neighborhoods.”

Chinese ‘Losing Their Fear’

Thursday, January 31, 2013

By Peggy Eastman
Chen Guangcheng: “I’m confident that China is moving toward a constitutional government and rule of law.”

Feb. 17 TLC Posted

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Feb. 17 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Mumford & Friends

Thursday, January 31, 2013

“Justin, of the 105 archbishops of Canterbury, five have been murdered. How does that make you feel?”

ACNA Bishops Join March

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

By Jeff Walton
Archbishop Robert Duncan: “We’d all like to see the culture of death turn into a culture of life, wouldn’t we?”

Augustine Wears Augustine

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
Fr. Patrick Augustine: “I want to stand up and speak for my people: ‘Let my people go.’”

Six Nominees for New Jersey

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Diocese of New Jersey has announced three men and three women as nominees in the search for its 12th bishop.

Kerry: Sudan to ‘Remain a Focus’

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) said Jan. 24 that as secretary of state he would work to end the continuing humanitarian crisis in Sudan.

Church of Sweden’s Nonbelievers

Thursday, January 24, 2013

By Gary G. Yerkey
How many of you, I asked, believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God? No one volunteered.

Deference vs. Neutral Principles

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
“When neutral principles of law are applied … local churches often win.”

Feb. 3 TLC Posted

Thursday, January 17, 2013

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

Hold that Epiclesis

Thursday, January 17, 2013

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
A Roman Catholic-Episcopal congregation faces an uncertain liturgical future.

‘Swamped by Evil’

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

By Retta Blaney
Bishop Mark MacDonald: “When evil swamps our personal commitment, our piety, we don’t have adequate ways to describe it.”

Policy Change as an Aside

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

By John Martin
The vigilant Church Times reporter Ed Thornton managed a notable scoop.

Sudan Policy Worse than Ever

Monday, January 14, 2013

By Gary G. Yerkey
Scholars say hundreds of thousands of people from southern Sudan are taking shelter in caves and living off insects, tree leaves, plants and roots.

+vonRosenberg Chosen for S.C.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Rt. Rev. Charles Glenn vonRosenberg has been nominated as Provisional Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina.

Same-sex Weddings in D.C.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Cathedral adapts blessing rite approved by General Convention.

Petition Seeks Legal Ceasefire

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

“Bearing with One Another in Love” urges a non-litigious resolution of tensions in the Diocese of South Carolina.

Log In and Don’t Drop Out

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Trinity School for Ministry will offer a master of arts degree in religion entirely online for students who prefer distance learning to a residential program.

Two Archbishops’ Sorrow

Monday, January 7, 2013

Archbishop of Uganda: “Our grief and sense of betrayal are beyond words.”

PB Nominates +Daniel

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Diocese of Pennsylvania will vote Jan. 12 on calling the Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel III as its provisional bishop.

S.C. Diocese Files Suit

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Diocese of South Carolina has sued the Episcopal Church in an effort to retain its property, seal, and historical names.

Jan. 20 TLC Posted

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Jan. 20 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Prayer Week Centers on Dalits

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2013 focuses on the continuing struggle for human dignity by India’s Dalit population.

Rise in Glory: +Jane H. Dixon

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Rt. Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon died at her home Christmas morning of a heart condition.

Jan. 6 TLC Posted

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Jan. 6 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

‘Souls Matter’

Friday, December 21, 2012

Interview by Richard Mammana, Jr.
“I look to people like the Anglo-Catholic priests of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who were working in cities.”

More Bridges for Pittsburgh

Thursday, December 20, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
Dorsey McConnell felt some anxiety Oct. 20 when donning a costume for a skit during his ordination and consecration as a bishop.

Uganda Enthrones Archbishop

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Three thousand people, including several archbishops from across the Anglican Communion, attend the ceremony.

‘Enough Is Enough’

Monday, December 17, 2012

By Gary G. Yerkey
The dean of Washington National Cathedral vowed Dec. 16 to make the cathedral the “focal point” of gun-control efforts.

Shocked and Overwhelmed

Friday, December 14, 2012

The bishops of Connecticut: “We hold the victims, their families, and all who are affected by the shooting in our thoughts and prayers for healing and strength.”

Mission-shaped Architecture

Friday, December 14, 2012

By Ken Chitwood
St. Martin’s Church in Houston, the largest congregation of the Episcopal Church, at 8,600 members, dedicated two new facilities Dec. 2.

Restoring Haitian Beauty

Thursday, December 13, 2012

By Gary G. Yerkey
Kerns Group Architects, based in Arlington, Va., has extensive experience designing worship spaces.

Greet the eBCP

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Church Publishing’s eBook edition contains the complete contents of the authorized 1979 Book of Common Prayer and is fully searchable.

Sympathy for the Stones

Monday, December 10, 2012

Trinity Wall Street’s choir provides backing vocals for “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

Joyous as Brandt the Priest

Monday, December 10, 2012

“I just wish to serve as God has called me to serve.”

C of E Responds to Cameron

Friday, December 7, 2012

“The uniqueness of marriage is that it embodies the underlying, objective distinctiveness of men and women.”

New TLC Posted

Thursday, December 6, 2012

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

+Lawrence: ‘So We Move On’

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

“I have not renounced my orders as a deacon, priest or bishop any more than I have abandoned the Church of Jesus Christ.”

PB Removes +Lawrence

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bishop Mark Lawrence is “removed from the Ordained Ministry” of the Episcopal Church “for causes that do not affect his moral character.”

Church Restructuring: Engage

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Presiding Bishop and the President of the House of Deputies reviewed more than 500 applicants for the restructuring task force.

2 Women, 2 Men on SW Va. Slate

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Diocese of Southwestern Virginia has announced four nominees in the search for its sixth bishop.

+Moxon to Lead Anglican Centre

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Archbishop David Moxon is heading to Rome as the Anglican Communion’s chief representative to the Roman Catholic Church.

Duke Calls New Anglican Leader

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Rev. David Marshall will direct the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies and teach on Christian-Muslim relations.

Bombs Kill 3 in Nuba Mountains

Friday, November 30, 2012

By Morning Star News
The Sudanese military in the last two weeks has bombed more non-Arab people in largely Christian areas of the Nuba Mountains.

+Atlanta: Grateful for Adoption

Thursday, November 29, 2012

“I am grateful, in a profound way, that … my mother, my biological mother, brought me to term.”

Uruguyans Discouraged

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Diocese of Uruguay says it feels “abandoned and unsupported” in its bid to transfer to another province.

Will Parliament Intervene?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

By John Martin
The Church of England’s House of Bishops will meet in emergency session early Wednesday to consider next steps on women in the episcopate.

Taking Texts Seriously

Monday, November 19, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
Little time passed Nov. 17 before Episcopalians began condemning the Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence and the Diocese of South Carolina.

December 2 TLC Posted

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Dec. 2 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

+Martins: ‘For the Love of God’

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A plea to both sides in the South Carolina battle: Step back from the brink.

Charges Grieve Several Bishops

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bishops of Communion Partners “call upon all concerned to seek a non-juridical solution to these difficult matters.”

Rise in Glory: +Kenneth Cragg

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Rt. Rev. Kenneth Cragg — priest, bishop, and missionary scholar — died Nov. 13. He was 99.

Beauty Meets Substance

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
“This is a church that doesn’t set a limit, but sees a horizon to go to and beyond.”

PB Backs ‘Continuing Diocese’

Monday, November 12, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
The Episcopal Church has made its first reference to a “Continuing Diocese of South Carolina” in a 2,000-word statement published online Nov. 9.

+Welby’s Self-effacing Debut

Friday, November 9, 2012

By John Martin in London
When Bishop Justin Welby appeared alongside the Lambeth Palace public affairs director, the sense of relief was almost palpable.

We Have an Archbishop

Friday, November 9, 2012

Bishop Justin Welby: “To be nominated to Canterbury is at the same time overwhelming and astonishing.”

From TLC to The Guardian

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bishop Justin Welby’s thoughts on justice draw the British daily’s attention.

Justin Welby: A TLC Interview

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

“I would like to be known, in headlines or otherwise, as a bishop who cared about God and cared about the people.”

Vote, Take, Eat

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

“I needed an opportunity to celebrate the unity that we have in Christ, but also an opportunity to reaffirm my allegiance to Christ.”

Election Results! [Anglican]

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Anglican Consultative Council has elected six new members to the Anglican Communion Standing Committee.

‘Be Disciples Today’

Monday, November 5, 2012

Archbishop of Canterbury: “God expects us to be disciples today, not the day after tomorrow.”

Bringing Rare Papers Home

Sunday, November 4, 2012

S. Stephen’s Church in Providence, Rhode Island, has acquired a major manuscript collection of material by the Rev. Henry Waterman.

November 18 TLC Posted

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Nov. 18 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Nashotah Honors Met. Hilarion

Friday, November 2, 2012

By Steve Waring
On receiving St. Tikhon's cope, Metropolitan Hilarion looked like a beaming young boy on Christmas morning.

ACC: Time to Retool?

Friday, November 2, 2012

Members of the Anglican Consultative Council reflect on the present and future of the Instruments of Communion.

North Carolina Nominates Five

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Diocese of North Carolina has nominated four women and one man in its search for a bishop suffragan.

Missional Young Anglicans

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Archbishop Rowan Williams was excited about a book launch in Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, on Sunday.

God’s Extraordinary Love

Monday, October 29, 2012

“God’s love for the world is extraordinary; without cause, absolutely free, absolutely, overwhelmingly unreasonable.”

+Benhase on +Lawrence

Friday, October 26, 2012

“It would be a painful loss to lose members of the Diocese of South Carolina from our Church.”

Uruguayans Appeal to Committee

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Anglican Communion’s Standing Committee has decided to convene a subgroup to consider next steps.

Primates Support +Lawrence

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Global South letter: “We all want to assure you and the Diocese of South Carolina of our continuing prayers and support.”

Keep Youth Alive

Thursday, October 25, 2012

CROSSWalk resists youth violence in Chicago.

Praying in Public

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

“It felt good to be there praying with the man. It felt like I was where I belong, where God wanted me to be.” —Bishop M. Thomas Shaw

+Sutton Writes on 3 Measures

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

In a pastoral letter to Episcopalians in Maryland, Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton reflects on gambling, the Maryland Dream Act, and same-sex marriage.

Fond du Lac: Remain in Unity

Monday, October 22, 2012

Bishop Russell Jacobus: “I do not believe we are prepared in this diocese to proceed with the blessing of same-sex relationships.”

November 4 TLC Posted

Friday, October 19, 2012

The November 4 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Cantuar: ‘Watch Muslims Pray’

Friday, October 19, 2012

“Don’t see religion as a political entity but in its own context.”

+Lawrence’s Ministry Restricted

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Diocese of South Carolina’s standing committee has withdrawn the diocese from the Episcopal Church.

Civility Embodied

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bishop Stephen Lane and three other church leaders join in a “Civil Discourse on Same-sex Marriage.”

Bishops, Dialogue, and YouTube

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod has released several YouTube dialogues involving African and Canadian bishops.

Deadlock Raises Questions

Friday, October 12, 2012

By John Martin
Delay in appointing a successor to Rowan Williams prompts questions about the viability of the role.

Stamp Depicts Flight into Egypt

Thursday, October 11, 2012

By Peggy Eastman
Dean Gary R. Hall: “The holy family are refugees.”

+Bennison: ‘My Work Is Done’

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

“I believe that the interests of the Diocese are best served if the process envisioned by the Standing Committee begins sooner rather than later.”

Deacons Seek Executive Director

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Association for Episcopal Deacons has announced a search for an executive director.

Pictorial History of VTS

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Hail! Holy Hill! is by historian Robert W. Prichard and Julia Randle, the seminary’s former archivist.

Better Together

Friday, October 5, 2012

By E.P. Licursi and Michael A. Bird
What most profoundly affected our young people was the extraordinary generosity and spirit of the Cuban people.

October 21 TLC Posted

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Oct. 21 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

+Andrus Turned Away

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus, Bishop of California, was turned away from the Rt. Rev. Salvatore Cordileone’s installation as Archbishop of San Francisco.

Let the Meetings Begin

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The presiding officers of General Convention have announced 261 appointments to the church’s committees, commissions, agencies and boards.

Rise in Glory: Terry Parsons

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The former stewardship officer at the Episcopal Church Center has died in Michigan.

Ireland’s New Primate

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Rt. Rev. Richard Clarke has been elected the 105th Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.

A Qualified Welcome

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

“Some Catholics may find themselves less at home with Salvatore Cordileone’s installation and they may come to the Episcopal Church.”

Clearing the Two-thirds Hurdle

Monday, October 1, 2012

By John Martin
How deep is the deadlock as the Crown Nominations Commission continues to work toward recommending a successor for the Archbishop of Canterbury?

Look to Africa

Monday, October 1, 2012

The World Council of Churches is headquartered in Geneva, even though there are probably more Christians in a neighborhood of Lagos or Nairobi than all of Switzerland.

Water Ministry Honored

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Water Missions International, an engineering ministry founded by Molly and Gerorge Greene III in 2001, received the Solar World Einstein Award on Tuesday evening in Frankfurt, Germany.

Va. Court to Hear Argument

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Supreme Court of Virginia will hear an oral argument Oct. 16 from The Falls Church (Anglican), which has asked it to overturn a ruling by Fairfax County Circuit Judge Randy Bellows.

+Waldo Appoints Unity Panel

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bishop hopes to include “same-sex relationships and those who struggle with the church’s decisions.”

Horse Race for Lambeth Palace

Monday, September 24, 2012

By John Martin
There seem to be two leading candidates and one who may spring a surprise.

October 7 TLC Posted

Friday, September 21, 2012

The October 7 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Jazzy Prayers

Friday, September 21, 2012

“Jazz brings freedom into structure so there’s room for the Spirit to move.”

‘Jesus’ Wife’: Three Responses

Friday, September 21, 2012

Bishop Kirk Smith: “In every aspect of his life, [Jesus] was ‘counter-cultural,’ and I suspect his celibacy was, too.”

+Missouri on Blessing Rites

Thursday, September 20, 2012

“Parishes and other worshiping communities need to prepare before incorporating these rites into their life, and they must satisfy me that they have done so. Doing less is to invite conflict and misunderstanding, and to dishonor anyone who is to receive the Church’s blessing.”

IASCUFO Issues Communique

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Members reflected on the Christian calling to work for the visible unity of God’s Church as ambassadors for Christ in the ministry of reconciliation.

Letter Backs Contraception

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Nearly 40 religious leaders have signed the Religious Institute’s “Open Letter to Religious Leaders on Family Planning.”

Sewanee-Westcott Partnership

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The School of Theology, the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., has entered into a partnership with Westcott House, Cambridge, U.K.

Eau Claire Announces Slate

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Diocese of Eau Claire has announced four self-nominated people in the search for its sixth bishop.

Fort Worth Calls Bishop High

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Diocese of Fort Worth’s standing committee has called the Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., as the third provisional bishop of the diocese.

Candidates Give Views on Poverty

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and dozens of other Christian leaders concerned about poverty in the United States and around the world have released two exclusive video presentations by President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney outlining their policy presc

Sports and Spiritual Lessons

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

On a weekend in August 300 Episcopal laymen from across Tennessee met to talk about sports in an unusual setting.

September 23 TLC Posted

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Sept. 23 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Grace in Built Form

Thursday, September 6, 2012

An interview with Duo Dickinson, Architect
By Richard J. Mammana, Jr.

‘Everyone Needs a Home’

Thursday, September 6, 2012

By Gary G. Yerkey
Several Episcopal churches are helping house and feed 40 homeless families displaced during the Democratic National Convention.

Rise in Glory: +Thomas Winslow

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Archdeacon Winslow worked at Ground Zero in New York for a week after the terrorist strikes of 9/11.

A Compassionate Heart’s Prayer

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Jena Lee Nardella, cofounder and executive director of Blood:Water Mission, offered the benediction Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention.

1662 Evensong in Milwaukee

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Nashotah House Theological Seminary and the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Milwaukee, will present “Evensong according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer” Sept. 9.

Back in the Loop

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
Telecoil technology helps believers hear more clearly.

West Africans Consider Partition

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Church of the Province of West Africa plans to create two provinces with two archbishops.

New Amicus Brief in Fort Worth

Friday, August 31, 2012

Liberty Institute: “When the factions of a church disagree about its hierarchical nature” courts must “dismiss the action for lack of jurisdiction.”

Hospitality in Tampa

Friday, August 31, 2012

+Dabney Smith: welcoming visitors represents the “church in action” and “our sense of God’s mission to the world.”

Blending a Family

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Rev. Harwood “Woody” Bartlett and his stepdaughter Amanda Bolster have discussed their blended family for WABE-FM’s StoryCorps Atlanta.

Refresh2012 Attracts 2,000

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Two thousand people attended an outdoor service on Sunday 26 August during the ‘Refresh2012’ Beach Festival in Weymouth.

Faith Leaders: ‘Let’s Move’

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

By Steve Waring
A coalition of Wisconsin faith leaders will help prepare a curriculum for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move program.

Rise in Glory: +Roger J. White

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Roger J. White, Bishop of Milwaukee from 1985 to 2003, has died of complications from a brain aneurysm.

Blessing an American Moment

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The rector of St. Martin’s Church, Houston, asks God to “make the American ideal a certainty — not just for some, but for all.”

‘I Don’t Really Like to Fly’

Monday, August 27, 2012

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
“I will not be as much in demand,” said A. Robert Hirschfeld, Bishop Coadjutor of New Hampshire.

September 9 TLC Posted

Friday, August 24, 2012

The September 9 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

+Wilson Endorses Gay Marriage

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bishop of Buckingham Alan Wilson, a married father of five, caused a row in the Church by urging leaders to “get our head around blessing gay people’s relationships.”

Clergy Pray for Both Parties

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

We do believe it is possible to offer up non-partisan prayers, especially during these anxious days in our world.

Lexington Elects from Georgia

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
The Very Rev. Douglas Hahn, rector of St. Thomas Church, Columbus, was elected on the second ballot Aug. 18.

Finding Synergy in Bangkok

Monday, August 20, 2012

By George Sumner and Stephen Andrews
There is nothing like a Global South conference to challenge Minority World assumptions about the Majority World.

One Parish’s Journey to PEAR

Friday, August 17, 2012

By Steve Rabey
“It’s a choice between aligning with a parachurch organization or with a historical, ecclesiastical group.” —Rector Matt Burnett

++Makgoba Decries Deaths

Friday, August 17, 2012

“Even one death is one too many, and there must be an end to this senseless loss of life.”

Saint Paul’s College Struggles

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Saint Paul's College, founded by the Rev. James Solomon Russell in 1888, will not open for classes in the fall.

‘He Was Called by God’

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Jonathan Myrick Daniels “gave the greatest gift, the gift of life.”

Primates Release Signed Letter

Friday, August 10, 2012

“He must have the capacity to collectively put into effect the decisions taken at Lambeth Conferences and Primates Meetings.”

August 26 TLC Posted

Friday, August 10, 2012

The August 26 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Anglican Centre Seeks Leader

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The director acts as an ambassador between the Vatican and the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Pray for Sikh Victims

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Diocese of Milwaukee has encouraged participation in a Day of Prayer for the Sikh Community.

Liturgists: Baptism First

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

“By undermining this sacramental ‘syntax’ … we risk pandering to a culture of spiritual tourism.”

Blessings & Weddings in Conn.

Monday, August 6, 2012

“We are pleased that the church’s discipline has also begun to change so that priests may offer a generous pastoral response consistent with Connecticut’s embrace of marriage equality.”

PB: ‘Tradition Is Change’

Friday, August 3, 2012

“The call to restructure the Church is a response to growing grassroots awareness that we must change or die.”

PB Joins Anti-hate Campaign

Friday, August 3, 2012

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and the Rt. Rev. John Bryson Chane have joined the U.S. State Department’s 2012 Hours Against Hate campaign.

+Little on Same-sex Blessings

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

“I have attempted in this two-point policy to find a solution that will honor the conscience of all.”

+Lawrence Weighs the Future

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

“The Bishop has asked for a period of grace as he prayerfully seeks the face of the Lord.”

Firsthand from Thailand

Friday, July 27, 2012

Four North American participants report on the Global South Conference on the Decade of Mission and Networking, which met July 16-21 in Thailand.

August 12 TLC Online

Friday, July 27, 2012

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

+Hollerith on Genesis

Thursday, July 26, 2012

“I believe that human relationships — same-gender ones included — can and do find perfection in Jesus Christ and that all our standards of perfection are measured through our relationship with him.”

+Bauerschmidt on Convention

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

“I know that in difficult times in our church I do not bear the most heavy load.”

Remembering Winston Ching

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

“No sharing of Winston is complete without a funny story.”

+Johnston on Convention

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

“Even during the most controversial matters at hand, in which profound disagreements were voiced and significantly split votes resulted, both sides remained respectful and reached out to one another after all was said and done.”

Love Is Stronger than Death

Friday, July 20, 2012

In loving, faith and hope are made strong, and the human family flourishes; not just despite tragedy, but even in its very teeth.

‘Full Marriage Equality’

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bishop Mark Sisk: “This seems to me to be a typically oblique way for the Episcopal Church to approach a complex but important matter: indirectly.”

Striving for Reconciliation

Thursday, July 19, 2012

“It’s a unique process that is not interfaith dialogue, not traditional conflict resolution.” — Brian Cox

Two Bishops Write their People

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bishops W. Andrew Waldo and Mark J. Lawrence reflect on the decisions of General Convention.

Due in September

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

By John Martin
After the July sessions of its General Synod in York the Church of England remains in limbo on women in the episcopate.

Bishops Uneasy on Health Plan

Friday, July 13, 2012

By Joe Thoma
One of the most passionate debates in the House of Bishops came during its last legislative day, July 12, over implementation of a 2009 mandate on health insurance.

Deputies Wrap it Up

Thursday, July 12, 2012

By Matt Townsend
In a whirlwind session July 12, the House of Deputies passed several resolutions that were a matter of considerable discussion at General Convention.

1979 Lectionary Resurrected

Thursday, July 12, 2012

By Matt Townsend
The House of Deputies passed a resolution that authorizes the use of the lectionary for Sundays and Holy Days as published in the Book of Common Prayer (1979)

An Action of Solidarity

Thursday, July 12, 2012

By Matt Townsend
More than 30 deputies stood in silent protest July 12 of the Episcopal Church’s provisional rite for blessing same-sex couples.

Fatigue and Comic Relief

Thursday, July 12, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
As patience started to wane and jokes became little punchier, the House of Deputies passed a host of public-policy resolutions during its final legislative day July 12.

Convention Exhibitors

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Here's to the kind souls who bring us good art, arguments, books, causes, and colors.

TLC at GC, July 12

Thursday, July 12, 2012

From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition

July 29 TLC Online

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The July 29 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Budget Clears Deputies

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

By Lauren Anderson and Matt Townsend
The House of Deputies passed the 2012-15 budget without amendment July 11.

Communication Cuts Challenged

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

By Lauren Anderson and Matt Townsend
The House of Deputies discussed the proposed 2012-15 budget in its morning session July 11. Communication funding and diocesan asking rates were at the forefront.

TLC at GC, July 11

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition

Bishops Issue Dissent

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

“The liturgy ‘The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant’ is for all practical purposes same-sex marriage.”

Rite Sails through Deputies

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

By Matt Townsend
The House of Deputies adopted Resolution A049 July 10 authorizing the provisional use of a blessing liturgy for same-sex couples.

Bishops: Covenant Can Wait

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

By Joe Thoma
The House of Bishops concurred with the House of Deputies July 10 to “decline to take a position on the Anglican Covenant,” but affirmed participation in the wider Anglican Communion.

Structure: Unanimous Again

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

By Matt Townsend
The House of Deputies has passed Resolution C095, which could prepare the way for major changes in church structure over the coming triennium if approved by the House of Bishops.

New Council Members

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The House of Deputies elected lay and clerical representatives to Executive Council July 10.

Mate Tourist

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The sculpture Mate Tourist by Tom Otterness stands near an entrance to the Indiana Convention Center

A Surplus Budget?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

By Matt Townsend
In a joint session to the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies, the Program, Budget & Finance Committee presented the 2012-15 Triennial Budget for the Episcopal Church.

A $210,000 Conversation

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

By Matt Townsend
The House of Deputies has passed Resolution A067, which if approved by the House of Bishops would would fund a $210,000 project on theological education in the Episcopal Church.

TLC at GC, July 10

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition

President Jennings

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
The House of Deputies has elected the Rev. Gay Jennings president with 426 votes — five more than what she needed.

Deputies: All Means All

Monday, July 9, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
The House of Deputies passed resolutions protecting church members from discrimination based on “gender identity and expression” in amendments to two non-discrimination canons July 9.

Bishops: A Provisional Yes

Monday, July 9, 2012

By Joe Thoma
The House of Bishops authorized a provisional rite July 9 for blessing same-sex relationships.

Mr. Rehill for the Defense

Monday, July 9, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
“This is not a discernment process,” Michael Rehill tells conference panels. “You are a court.”

Sing Out!

Monday, July 9, 2012

By Matt Townsend
Shedding tears of joy, the Rev. Canon Gay Jennings, Ohio, sang the hymn “Sing a New Church” with the Rt. Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard, Bishop of Florida, after the Committee on Structure approved a resolution on structural reform.

Birth of a Task Force?

Monday, July 9, 2012

Video by Matt Townsend
Members of General Convention’s Structure Committee discuss their progress on Resolution C095, which would establish a task force for structural reform.

TLC at GC, July 9

Monday, July 9, 2012

From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition, July 9

Bishops Express Collegiality

Sunday, July 8, 2012

By Joe Thoma
The House of Bishops expressed its collegiality July 8 in a “mind of the house” resolution, after a closed-door discussion about accusations against nine bishops.

Convention and Consents

Sunday, July 8, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
The House of Deputies approved Resolution A157, which eliminates a constitutional requirement that any bishop elected within 120 days of General Convention must obtain consent from a majority of deputies.

Conflicting Passions

Sunday, July 8, 2012

By Matt Townsend
Same-sex blessings emerged again as a subject of complex and fervent debate July 7, as the Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy and Music heard testimony on a resolution that would authorize such blessings in the Episcopal Church.

Brightly Colored Conversation

Sunday, July 8, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
Friends of The Living Church packed into an upstairs room designed for 175 people to hear Episcopal leaders speak of their faith and how it affects their work.

TLC at GC, July 8

Sunday, July 8, 2012

From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition, July 8.

Gender Identity and Canons

Sunday, July 8, 2012

By Joe Thoma
The House of Bishops approved Resolution D002 that would amend two canons to say that “gender identity (one’s inner sense of being male or female) and expression (the way in which one manifests that gender identity in the world)” should not be bases for exclusion from consideration for ordained ministry.

Video: Bishop William Mchombo

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Bishop William Mchombo, acting provincial secretary of the Church of the Province of Central Africa, talks with Joe Thoma, communications officer of the Diocese of Central Florida, and Christopher Wells, editor of The Living Church.

Bishops Like Mission Enterprise

Sunday, July 8, 2012

By Joe Thoma
Many bishops urge frugality for the Episcopal Church, but they concurred with the House of Deputies July 7 in establishing a “Mission Enterprise Fund” for underrepresented populations at the diocesan level.

An Option for the PB

Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
The House of Deputies has voted to eliminate the canon requiring a newly elected presiding bishop to resign from the bishop’s previous jurisdiction before assuming the office.

Structure Approves PB Change

Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Matt Townsend
General Convention’s Structure Committee passed a resolution July 7 that, if ratified, would remove the requirement that a presiding bishop-elect resign from a diocesan role.

House of Deputies Notes

Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
Notes on Inter-religious relations, ECW’s ministries, Youth Presence, and Pension Fund elections.

TLC at GC, July 7

Saturday, July 7, 2012

From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition

Communion Vote Due

Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Joe Thoma
General Convention’s Evangelism Committee’s support is waning for Resolution C040, which would allow Episcopal congregations to “invite all, regardless of age, denomination, or baptism to the altar for Holy Communion.”

Many Nays to the Covenant

Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
Critics of the proposed Anglican Covenant said at an evening open hearing July 6 that it creates a central authority and threatens the Episcopal Church’s self-governance.

Structure Thinks Big

Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Matt Townsend
General Convention’s Structure Committee heard testimony July 6 suggesting a reimagined role for the presiding bishop, a unicameral General Convention and markedly younger leadership.

New Seats, Hot Seats

Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Joe Thoma
On the second legislative day of General Convention the House of Bishops consented to the election of eight new bishops after struggling in private with complaints brought against nine of its own.

Baptism and Communion

Saturday, July 7, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
General Convention’s Evangelism Committee heard the cases for and against repealing a canon that specifies Holy Communion as intended for baptized Christians.

A Matter of Polity

Friday, July 6, 2012

Eight of the nine bishops accused of violating the church's canons have responded in an open letter to the House of Bishops and addressed to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.

TLC at GC, July 6

Friday, July 6, 2012

From Indianapolis: The Living Church, General Convention edition

Complaints Go Formal

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Rt. Rev. Wallis C. Ohl, Bishop of Ft. Worth, and the Rt. Rev. John C. Buchanan have asked General Convention to “set the record straight” on hierarchy in the Episcopal Church. They also have accused nine brother bishops of “boundary-crossing.”

+Miller: Marriage, not Blessings

Friday, July 6, 2012

Do we love all the members of our Church enough to take the time to get this right?

Challenging Confirmation

Thursday, July 5, 2012

By Matt Townsend
The subject of confirmation stirred passionate testimony July 5 before General Convention’s Education Committee. Clergy and laypeople addressed the committee on Resolutions A041, A042, A043 and A044, all of which address the nature of confirmation as a necessary step in becoming Episcopalian.

Short-changed Partners?

Thursday, July 5, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
In a meeting July 5, the World Mission committee heard from the Episcopal Church’s mission partners who said they did not receive full funding in the past triennium that they were promised.

Bishops Warm Up

Thursday, July 5, 2012

By Joe Thoma
The House of Bishops’ first legislative session on the afternoon of July 5 carried a light workload, with half of the allotted time spent devoted to private table conversations and receiving a handful of resolutions from committees.

New Calendar Marches On

Thursday, July 5, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
General Convention’s Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy, and Church Music has endorsed continued trial use of Holy Women, Holy Men. During lengthy discussion July 5 of the proposed successor to Lesser Feasts and Fasts, numerous people testified that the text should be revised heavily.

PB&F Sorts Shrinking Budget

Thursday, July 5, 2012

By Joe Thoma
Before General Convention held its first legislative sessions July 5, conversation on Independence Day centered on funding for outreach, evangelism and administration despite a shrinking budget.

Healthy Debate on Health Care

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
Christian leaders have reached diverse conclusions about health-care reform and the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act stands the test of the Constitution.

Dallas: Stunned

Monday, July 2, 2012

Standing Committee: “spurious complaints against bishops further demonstrate the urgent need to revisit the Title IV disciplinary Canons.”

Charles Alley+ on Title IV

Monday, July 2, 2012

Besides being conduct unbecoming of a church, this action is a violation of the guarantee of the right of free speech found in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.

+Daniel Martins on Title IV

Monday, July 2, 2012

My principal concern was to not leave unchallenged the assertion that the Episcopal Church is a unitary hierarchical organism at all levels, and that the dioceses are entirely creatures of General Convention.

+William Love on Title IV

Monday, July 2, 2012

To date, I have not seen a copy of the “complaint,” nor do I know who issued it, or what it says.

July 15 TLC Posted

Friday, June 29, 2012

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

Credit Unions and Justice

Thursday, June 28, 2012

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

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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

Thursday, June 21, 2012

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

Thursday, June 21, 2012

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

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

“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.”

TLC at Convention

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Join us for The Living Church’s Conversation on the Church, July 6, Adobo Grill, Indianapolis

High Court Declines Review

Monday, June 18, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court declined certiorari June 18 in two cases regarding property disputes between congregations and the denominations they have left.

July 1 Issue Posted

Friday, June 15, 2012

The July 1 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bustling on Monument Circle

Friday, June 15, 2012

By Lauren Anderson
Dwarfed by surrounding skyscrapers in downtown Indianapolis, Christ Church Cathedral remains the oldest building on Monument Circle, contributing to the church’s inherent sense of tradition and history.

Canon Richardson to Retire

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Archbishop of Canterbury has announced that the Very Rev. Canon David Richardson, the Archbishop’s Representative to the Holy See and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome, intends to retire at Easter 2013.

U.K. Churches on Marriage

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Church of England holds as a matter of doctrine that marriage is a lifelong union of one man with one woman.

Scotland: No to Covenant

Friday, June 8, 2012

Archbishop David Chillingworth: “We invoke the history of Samuel Seabury, consecrated in 1784 by the Scottish bishops as the first bishop of the church in the United States of America.”

Bishop Bruno’s Gratitude

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, Bishop of Los Angeles, discusses the grace of God he has experienced while undergoing treatment for leukemia, which is now in remission.

Four Elections, Two Fishers

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Four dioceses — Atlanta, Rhode Island, Texas, and Western Massachusetts — elected bishops Saturday.

June 17 Issue Posted

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The June 17 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.

Bishops-elect at Convention

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ballot results for bishops-elect to be confirmed by General Convention.

Ft. Worth Seeks New Bishop

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Presiding Bishop and Ft. Worth’s standing committee will nominate a new provisional bishop to be approved by the diocesan convention.

Hope Amid the Ruins

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

By Bob Libby
Around the rubble of Trinity Cathedral in Port au Prince the bishops processed, entering a makeshift shelter covering an overflow congregation of more than a thousand.

Leonel L. Mitchell (1930-2012)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Rev. Canon Leonel L. Mitchell, one of the scholars responsible for the Book of Common Prayer (1979), died May 23 in South Bend, Indiana. The veteran liturgist and theologian was 81.

Trinity, Columbia, Calls Dean

Thursday, May 24, 2012

“Tim has written several acclaimed books on spiritual life,” writes senior warden Mark Jones of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, S.C. He is “a former editor for Christianity Today magazine and recently taught spiritual formation to students at the Anglican School of Theology in Alexandria, Egypt.”

PB to Anderson: ‘Well Done’

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori responds to news of Bonnie Anderson not seeking re-election as president of General Convention’s House of Deputies.

TLC and Constant Contact

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

TLC is pruning its lists on Constant Contact, and invites you to sign on.

English Bishops Sign Off

Monday, May 21, 2012

The House of Bishops of the Church of England today concluded its consideration of the draft legislation to enable women to be consecrated as bishops. It agreed that the legislation should be returned to the General Synod for final approval.

Lexington Nominates Five

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Diocese of Lexington has announced five nominees in the search for its seventh bishop.

Hope for the Covenant

Friday, May 18, 2012

Reporting by Sue Careless and commentary by Jeff Boldt

Conn. Names Diocesan Poet

Friday, May 18, 2012

“We invited Barbara to tap into our inner poet and claim a creative expression of our faith,” said Bishop Laura J. Ahrens.

Charles Colson’s Humility

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

“I’ve wanted for a very long time to say something to you,” Charles Colson said to Lanny Davis. “I am sorry, may God forgive me.”

St. Matthias Day Statement

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

From the Church of England Evangelical Council: “The Church of England’s teaching about marriage and sexual relationships other than marriage currently faces a number of challenges.”

Two Rulings, Two Comments

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Courts in California, Virginia rule in favor of Episcopal dioceses.

General Seminary Goes Greener

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The General Theological Seminary is partnering with GreenFaith, a leading interfaith environmental coalition, and the Green Seminary Initiative to create a new environmental certification program specifically designed for seminaries and theological schools.

Bishops Reflect on Marriage

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Responses from Connecticut, New Hampshire, and North Carolina.

Self-nomination in Eau Claire

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The sixth bishop of Eau Claire, Wis., will lead the flock of Christ half time, may hold another part-time job — and will want this work enough to offer a voluntary “Here am I.”

Tragedy in Maryland

Monday, May 7, 2012

Luke Broadwater and David Greisman report for The Baltimore Sun:

Two Responses to Amicus Brief

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ft. Worth leaders are “exploring an appropriate response to such a shameful action by these members of the House of Bishops.”

+Bruno Battling Leukemia

Friday, April 27, 2012

Bishop J. Jon Bruno writes: “I want you folks to be as positive as you can be, and I need your prayers and support at this time.”

Colson’s Ecumenical Activism

Thursday, April 26, 2012

“We thank God for the discovery of one another in contending for a common cause.”

+Texas to Allow Blessings

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bishop C. Andrew Doyle writes: “How do people with differing views on sexuality and blessing of same-gender relationships stay together for the sake of the Gospel? How is it that we are able to remain one church?”

Bishops File Brief in Texas

Monday, April 23, 2012

Seven bishops and the Dallas-based Anglican Communion Institute filed a brief with the Texas Supreme Court Monday regarding The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth v The Episcopal Church.

Anglicanism’s Big Island

Monday, April 23, 2012

By John Martin
Is the Church of England an island of or an island off Anglicanism?

Creating a Safe Place

Thursday, April 19, 2012

“We asked ourselves, How can we create a safe place for theological minorities? That question cuts in both directions.” — Bishop Edward Little II

Wales on Covenant: Amber

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

“I think we need to reaffirm our strong commitment to each other through the saving power of Christ revealed in the Gospels.” — Gregory Cameron, Bishop of St Asaph.

Diocese, Truro Church Settle

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Under terms of the settlement, the Diocese has given Truro Anglican a rent-free lease of the church buildings at 10520 Main Street in Fairfax, as well as two rectories, until June 30, 2013.

++Makgoba’s Prayer for Sudan

Thursday, April 12, 2012

“May Sudan and South Sudan come to a settlement which will bring lasting peace with justice to both nations and all who live within their borders.”

Resolution Affirms Covenant

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Three member bishops of Communion Partners have submitted a General Convention resolution that affirms the proposed Anglican Communion Covenant.

Call for Papers 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Living Church is pleased to announce the third annual Student Essays in Christian Wisdom competition.

Two Nominees in Texas

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Diocese of Texas has announced two nominees as it seeks a new bishop suffragan: the Rev. Beth Fain, rector of St. Mary’s Church, Cypress, and the Rev. Jeff Fisher, rector of St. Alban’s Church, Waco.

Roger Ferlo’s Venture Capital

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
The Rev. Roger A. Ferlo compares his new calling as the first president of two federated Episcopal seminaries to helping an internet startup firm. Ferlo will become president of Bexley Hall and Seabury-Western seminaries July 1.

More than No on the Covenant

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
Even as the proposed Anglican Communion Covenant approached its rejection by a majority of dioceses in the Church of England, three Episcopal Church bishops are sponsoring a resolution that supports a continuing Covenant discussion.

Bishop Lyons Helps Pittsburgh

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Rt. Rev. Francis Lyons, Bishop of Bolivia for 11 years, has accepted an invitation to become assistant bishop in the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh.

++Makgoba Praises Covenant

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba writes: “None of us, as individuals or churches, can see ourselves as self-determining.”

Covenant Voting Continues

Monday, March 26, 2012

The proposed Anglican Communion Covenant has failed to achieve support from a majority of dioceses in the Church of England, but the communion’s Secretary General has said the global discussion will continue.

Webber Center Renews Itself

Monday, March 26, 2012

Theology professor Joel Scandrett will be interim director of the Robert E. Webber Center for an Ancient Evangelical Future as it moves to Trinity School for Ministry.

Alliance Stresses Food Security

Friday, March 23, 2012

By John Martin
“The truth is that a billion people are going hungry today when there is no need for it,” says Sally Keeble, director of the Anglican Alliance and a former U.K. government minister.

Bishop Lane on Blessings

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

“I favor extending the blessings of the Church equally to all the members of the Church. My position departs from the tradition of the Church, and there are many who hold differing faithful and conscientious positions.”

A Coup for Cambridge

Monday, March 19, 2012

By John Martin
The appointment of Rowan Williams is a coup for Cambridge University, as he is expected to attract a long queue of doctoral theology students from across the world.

++Rowan Returns to Academe

Friday, March 16, 2012

“It has been an immense privilege to serve as Archbishop of Canterbury over the past decade, and moving on has not been an easy decision.”

N.H. May Repeat History

Thursday, March 15, 2012

By Douglas LeBlanc
The Diocese of New Hampshire, which elected the first bishop of the Episcopal Church who spoke openly of his same-sex partnership, has nominated another openly gay man to become the diocese’s 10th bishop.

Bishop Vogel Dies at 88

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bishop, educator and ecumenist Arthur A. Vogel died March 6 in Kansas City. He was 88. A native of Milwaukee, Vogel was a graduate of Nashotah House Theological Seminary and the University of Chicago and earned a Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1952.

Challenge Awaits New Bishop

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Diocese of Rhode Island has announced nominees from five states in the search for its 13th bishop. One challenge the new bishop will face is a cathedral in limbo.

John Sperry, Pioneer Bishop

Monday, March 12, 2012

By Ron Csillag
Like many Christian missionaries who ventured into Canada’s far North, John Sperry packed his Bible, a prayer book, warm clothes, and basic dental tools. Saving souls was one thing; pulling teeth required pliers.

Discuss: Same-sex Rites

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) of the Episcopal Church has forwarded to the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies excerpts from its report, “I Will Bless You, and You Will Be a Blessing”: Resources for Blessing Same-Gender Relationships.

Academy Mourns Slain Teacher

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Charlie Patton reports for the Jacksonville Times-Union:

Archbishop Fights for Covenant

Monday, March 5, 2012

"[O]ne of the greatest misunderstandings around concerning the Covenant is that it’s some sort of centralising proposal creating an absolute authority which has the right to punish people for stepping out of line. I have to say I think this is completely misleading and false."

Vets Welcome at Retreat

Friday, March 2, 2012

By Peggy Eastman
All Saints Church in Chevy Chase, Md., will host a free healing and prayer retreat for combat veterans and their spouses April 10-12. The April retreat, called WHI Washington, is a project of the national Welcome Home Initiative (WHI) and is open to high-ranking officers who have seen combat.

Pittsburgh Gains Fifth Nominee

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A nominee by petition, the Rev. Scott T. Quinn, has joined the final slate as the Diocese of Pittsburgh seeks its eighth bishop. Quinn, 57, rector of Church of the Nativity, Crofton, served as canon to the ordinary while the Rt. Rev. Robert Johnson was provisional bishop. Quinn is a 1982 graduate of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry.

Haiti Decision Due Soon

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

By Gary G. Yerkey
The team charged with overseeing construction of a new Episcopal cathedral in Haiti is expected to decide within the next few weeks on the architectural firm that will design and coordinate the construction of the new facility.

Bishop, Wife Killed in Brazil

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Rt. Rev. Edward Robinson de Barros Cavalcanti and his wife, Miriam Cotias Cavalcanti Nunes Machado, were murdered in their home in Olinda, Brazil, late Sunday. The bishop was 68 and his wife was 64.

Covenant Videos on YouTube

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Members of the Anglican Communion with Internet access can now watch three videos produced by the Inter-Anglican Standing Commission on Unity Faith and Order (IASCUFO) in which its members speak about the Covenant.

Bishop Robinson Talks Policy

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Washington premiere of Love Free or Die, director Macky Alston’s documentary about the Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson, prompted a frequently political post-film discussion this week. Gillian Laub photo courtesy of Reveal Productions.

General Synod's Phony War

Thursday, February 9, 2012

By John Martin
In the matter of deciding whether women should be appointed as bishops, the Church of England is engaged in a process with all the hallmarks of a Phony War.

A New Pro-Life Generation

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

While counter-protesters sought to undermine our stand for life, they could not squelch the energy and enthusiasm expressed by our under-30 compatriots, who now represent the largest contingency of pro-life activists.

A Film for Aunt Betty

Friday, February 3, 2012

Who says gay marriage is not big in Utah? At the Sundance Film Festival, one of the higher-profile documentaries proved to be Love Free or Die.

A Sidelined Cathedral

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Whatever else may be said of the Diocese of Western Michigan’s Cathedral of Christ the King, it embodied the spirit of the late 1960s.

McLaren Book to Shape Diocese

Monday, January 30, 2012

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of Washington has announced a new diocesan initiative called People of the Way, which will draw from Brian McLaren’s Finding Our Way Again: The Return of the Ancient Practices.

From Meetinghouse to House of God

Friday, January 27, 2012

Reverse Engineering the Crystal Cathedral

Merry Times at Mere Anglicanism

Thursday, January 26, 2012

About 260 people gathered at the seventh annual Mere Anglicanism conference in Charleston, South Carolina, Jan. 19-21 to hear bishops and deans from across the world speak about their confidence in "The Once and Future Church."

Contra Corporate Personhood

Monday, January 23, 2012

The rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, California, has endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment that reverses the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in 2010 on political donations by corporations.

Covenant Relaunches

Friday, January 20, 2012

Covenant, founded in August 2007 as a weblog community of “evangelical and catholic” Christians, begins a new life today.

Mount Calvary Enters Ordinariate

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Rev. Jeffrey Steenson, newly appointed ordinary of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, will receive members of Mount Calvary Church, Baltimore, on Sunday morning.

Pittsburgh Nominates Four

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

No clergy within the Diocese of Pittsburgh appear on the slate as the diocese seeks its eighth bishop. The diocese announced four nominees Jan. 15.

Father Steenson: 'Leave All that Anger Behind'

Thursday, January 12, 2012

If the Ordinariate in the United States is a Vatican effort to poach disgruntled Anglicans, Sunday-golfing ex-Anglicans or never-were Anglicans, its newly appointed leader has not received that memo.

CANA Loses another Round

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The CANA Congregations suggest that a ruling for the denomination would be to defer to the hierarchy 'with a vengeance.' This Court disagrees. … [W]hile the CANA Congregations had an absolute right to depart from TEC and the Diocese, they had no right to take these seven Episcopal churches with them.

Archbishop Orombi Picks a New Platform

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi of Uganda has announced he will retire in mid-2012, six months before the end of his 10-year term.

Archbishop Makgoba Renews Covenant Support

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba writes: “It concerns me greatly that, from what I read online and elsewhere, and from the responses I received to the article I wrote for The Living Church last year, too much of the debate around the Covenant seems to have lost sight of our true context.”

Bishop Pope Ends Pilgrimage at 82

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Rt. Rev. Clarence C. Pope, second Bishop of Fort Worth, died late Jan. 8 in Baton Rouge. His death prompted sympathetic notes from the Rt. Rev. Jack L. Iker, Pope’s successor in Fort Worth, and the Diocese of Louisiana.

Presiding Bishop Discusses Her Faith

Thursday, January 5, 2012

In a 26-minute interview with the Rev. Todd Wilken, the presiding bishop addressed questions of pantheism and panentheism; the identity of Jesus Christ; the Episcopal Church’s decision to consecrate bishops in same-sex relationships; the Anglican Church in North America; the emergent church; and the Atonement, among other topics.

Diocese Helps Lobster Divers Heal

Thursday, January 5, 2012

From NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams: “Elmer Mejia became a Navy diver and medic, and in his early 20s volunteered to work at a clinic where he was exposed to the plight of the lobster divers for the first time. It was run by an Episcopal priest from Wyoming, Gus Sabrador, who became Mejia’s mentor and asked his American congregation to help Mejia go to medical school.”

CNS Profiles Jeffrey Steenson

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Because he is married, the 59-year-old Father Steenson will not be ordained a bishop and will not be able to ordain priests.

Bishops Pledge Support to Sudan

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Rt. Rev. David Colin Jones is not surprised by the Sudanese church’s renewed statement regarding the Episcopal Church and same-sex couples.

The Living Church is Growing

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Living Church is pleased to announce improvements to that offer a more rewarding experience for members and new visitors. Over the next few weeks you will notice changes: larger images, an easier-to-read design, and a crisp, clean look.

'I Like Surprises'

Monday, December 19, 2011

In a BBC interview that went to air after his death Dec. 15, Christopher Hitchens said he had no fear of dying. “I won’t know what’s going on.” What if there was a state of consciousness of this life? “I will be surprised, but I like surprises.”

Two Bishops Plead for Nonviolence

Friday, December 16, 2011

Bishop Mark Sisk writes: “While many tactics of the Occupy movement have proven effective and creative, I feel it necessary now to reiterate our Church-wide commitment to non-violence.”

Bishops: 'Prayer and Engagement' on Deeds

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Library Honors Bishop Christoph Keller, Jr.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Rev. Canon Christoph Keller III remembers his father, the Rt. Rev. Christoph Keller, Jr., in a video by General Theological Seminary.

LeMarquand to Serve Region He Loves

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Standing Committee Backs Bishop Lawrence

Monday, December 12, 2011

Members of the Diocese of South Carolina’s standing committee write that “out of the great depths of our love and concern for our people, we will continue to assert the autonomy that is historically and constitutionally ours.”

Global Panel Assists Covenant Reception

Monday, December 12, 2011

Bishop Ohl Responds to Bishop Iker

Friday, December 9, 2011

“We are holding them all close in prayer, both those who are leaving to become part of the Ordinariate and those of our sisters and brothers at St. Timothy’s from whom we have been separated for nearly three years. We want to assure them they are welcome in The Episcopal Church and in this diocese.”

Court Order Affects Ordinariate-bound Parish

Thursday, December 8, 2011

“Sadly, this prevents a pastoral solution to a sensitive issue of spiritual discernment,” says Bishop Jack L. Iker. “We are grateful to Bishop Keith Ackerman for his willingness to provide Sunday services at St. Timothy’s beginning on the first Sunday after Christmas Day.”

Bishop Elliott Sorge Dies at 82

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Elliott Lorenz Sorge, Bishop of Easton, Maryland, from 1983 to 1993, died Dec. 6 in Denver. He was 82.  He was consecrated Bishop of South-Central Brazil in 1971 and served that diocese until 1977.

Province IV Bishops to Discuss S.C. Deeds

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

From the Diocese of South Carolina

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Bishops Seek Meeting with Bp. Lawrence

Monday, December 5, 2011

“Since we [bishops of Province IV] have had no direct communication from you regarding these reported actions, we determined that it is our duty as bishops of this province to address these concerns in direct communication with you, as Jesus exhorts his followers in Matthew’s Gospel (18:15-20), and in accord with our ordination vows regarding the unity and governance of the church.”

Eyewitness: Finding Peace amid Terrorism

Monday, December 5, 2011

By Francis Omondi

ACI Interprets Board's Ruling

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Archbishop Williams Surveys the Communion

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Archbishop Rowan Williams writes: “The question remains: if the moratoria are ignored and the Covenant suspected, what are the means by which we maintain some theological coherence as a Communion and some personal respect and understanding as a fellowship of people seeking to serve Christ?”

'Our Vocation Has Not Changed'

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Editorial: Thank God for Mercy

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Board Dismisses Case against Bp. Lawrence

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Rt. Rev. Dorsey F. Henderson Jr., president of the Disciplinary Board for Bishops, writes: “Applied strictly to the information under study, none of these three provisions was deemed applicable by a majority of the Board.”

'The Bishop Brings the Crozier'

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Clarity Ensued

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

In early 2008 Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori visited the Diocese of South Carolina. One segment of her visit was “Charity and Clarity,” a gathering with diocesan clergy at St. Andrew’s Church, Mt. Pleasant.