The Living Church is pleased to announce the fourth annual Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition. The best essays will be published in The Living Church, and the top three essayists will receive cash prizes: first prize: $500; second prize: $250; third prize: $175.

Any Anglican student enrolled in a master’s degree program (M.Div., M.A., or equivalent diploma; not Th.M. or other secondary degrees) in any seminary of the Anglican Communion or accredited ecumenical equivalent may submit an essay of 1,500 to 2,000 words.

Essays may address any topic within the classic disciplines of theology (Bible, history, systematics, moral theology, liturgy). We also welcome essays written to fulfill course requirements. We will give special consideration to essays that demonstrate a mastery of one or more of the registers of Christian wisdom and radiate a love of the communion of the Church in Jesus Christ, the Wisdom of God.

Students may send essays (in Word or RTF) via email no later than June 15, 2013.


Entries should include the student’s full name, postal and email addresses, and the name and address of the student’s school.

TLC Essay Competition 2013

About The Author

I am senior editor of The Living Church. My wife, Monica, and I attend St. Matthew’s Church in Richmond, Virginia.

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