Kenneth Roberts, American

By John Bauerschmidt Literary fashion comes and goes, even in the more resilient popular sphere, and can deal unevenly with novelists. Kenneth Roberts, who died in 1957, is a case in point. Roberts wrote eig... Read More...

A Tale of Two Ecclesiologies

By John Bauerschmidt The connection between ecumenism and ecclesiology is fairly straightforward: when we consider the question of the unity of the Church, we are quickly brought up against our understanding... Read More...

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...