Drawn together: St. Augustine’s Oak Cliff, one year later

A year-and-a-half into working at St. Augustine's, I am beginning to see some of our successes, opportunities we have yet to engage, and a few challenges that we will need to answer if we are effectively to serve either the needs of our neighborhood today or the Church of tomorrow.

Boundaries, blessings, and hope for the future

In this post, I want to offer a few further observations that could prove helpful, if the biblical-historical situation of Gentile inclusion in Acts 15 and other places is to provide clues for a way forward in a mixed-economy Anglicanism.

Echoes of silenced prayer

The violence wrought by ISIS and the Syrian civil war threatens to destroy the religious and cultural heritage of the Middle East. Lost Origins Productions is attempting to preserve ancient Sufi and Christian chant in a series of stunning albums.

Practicing the presence of place

Wendell Berry: "It is by the place we’ve got, and our love for it and our keeping of it, that this world is joined to Heaven."

Church of the Japanese holdout?

Hiroo Onoda spent twenty-nine years fighting a war that had been over for a long time. Is this an analogy for the Church?