Lessons from Our History

By Hannah Matis It is sometimes said of the Episcopal Church that its darkest hour was its first. The eldest province in the Anglican Communion beyond the British Isles, the church in the American colonies r... Read More...

Psalm 37: “Don’t You Worry”

By Hannah Matis Andrew Bird is not a musician I would expect, in the ordinary way of things, to take up biblical exegesis.  A prodigy fiddler, possessed of a stage whistle worthy of the late great Ennio Morr... Read More...

Preaching amidst Coronavirus

This post continues a series of essays on preaching written by lay people. Other installments may be found here. By Hannah Matis A small lifetime ago — can it really have been only a month? — I was thinki... Read More...

The Ordinary Life as Subversive

One of the greatest strengths of Little Women is that it is a story of very different sisters, and thus becomes a kind of fable of the very different paths a woman may choose.