Episcopal Ministry

By John Bauerschmidt The coincidence of this summer’s Lambeth Conference, a gathering of bishops from all over the worldwide Anglican Communion, and my 16th year as a bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Tenne... Read More...

Seek the Peace of the City

By John Bauerschmidt Alasdair MacIntyre’s 1981 book, After Virtue, was published in the same year I began my seminary training, and I owe it an intellectual debt. McIntyre’s analysis of “The Enlightenment pr... Read More...

From the Archives: Paschal Mystery

As we, with Jesus, set our faces toward Jerusalem this Holy Week so that we may "enter with joy upon the contemplation of those mighty acts whereby has given us life and immortality...through Jesus Christ" (BC... Read More...

War

By John Bauerschmidt Russia’s attack on Ukraine has already borne out the insight that the course of history is marked by surprising events. Surprising, of course, to many in the West; though in this case th... Read More...

Knowledge and Love

By John Bauerschmidt Our prayer book liturgies often contain theological and devotional treasures, overlooked even though lying in plain sight. It is the nature of liturgy to become customary and familiar: w... Read More...

St. John the Evangelist

By John Bauerschmidt I fell into the orbit of St. John the Evangelist quite early, without being aware of it. We share a name, after all; although in my case it was my grandfather’s, with no immediate connec... Read More...

Remembering the Future

By John Bauerschmidt One of the great themes of Advent is the Lord’s coming in glory at the end of time: the “Second Coming.” In modern lectionaries, the four-Sunday Advent season immediately before Christma... Read More...

Grief and Loss

By John Bauerschmidt In 1978, the poet Denise Levertov released Life in the Forest, a collection that contained a handful of poems written around the time of her mother’s death. I encountered these poems for... Read More...