The April 6 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers. G. Jeffrey MacDonald writes in this edition’s cover story, “Muhlenberg’s Vision Thrives”:

In North Philadelphia’s poverty-stricken Allegheny West neighborhood, where nearly half of all children never finish high school, those who attend the three-year-old St. James School are easy to spot. They’re the children who wear crisp crimson blazers as they stride past boarded up homes on their way to middle school. On weekends, they’re the ones leading garbage cleanup projects in the streets.

These aren’t well-off kids. All 46 come from families earning no more than $22,000 a year; some earn as little as $4,000. They attend school tuition-free, with help from hundreds of donors. And they bear the fruits of a particular strain of Episcopal education, one that’s aggressively tapping insights from the 19th-century Church School movement and its focus on character formation to meet 21st-century challenges.

A Rainbow of Nonviolence


Muhlenberg’s Vision Thrives | By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
Listen for Jesus on Campus | By D. Stuart Dunnan
Miracle on 6th Avenue | By Mary Ellen Barnes
St. James, Meet St. James | By William O. Daniel, Jr.

Kilauea | By Betsy Childs


The Catholicity of Reason | Review by Cyril O’Regan
Eccentric Existence | Review by Anthony D. Baker
The Unity of Christ | Review by Andrew Petiprin
Sermons for Lent and the Easter Season | Review by Giuseppe Gagliano
Shadow Gospel Christ the Stranger | Review by Joseph Britton
Philosophy and the Burden of Theological Honesty | Review by Philip Reed
René Girard and Secular Modernity | Review by Zachary Guiliano
Compassion or Apocalypse? | Review by G. Willcox Brown III

Catholic Voices

Revising Article 22 | By Charles Cassini

Ask the Right Questions | By Oliver O’Donovan

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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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