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How to Internet

By Samuel Cripps Prior to beginning my road to the ordained ministry I worked in software and web design. I had some good luck with it, but soon enough the call to ministry became too strong and I walked awa... Read More...

The Rings of Power

By Hannah Matis Caveat lector: The series is available to stream on Amazon Prime. I will do my best to avoid spoilers internal to the series, but miserere mei as I reckon with the nature of prequels.   Ha... Read More...

Serious and Joyful

The Great Passion A Novel By James Runcie Bloomsbury, 260 pp., $28 Review by Christine Havens In his sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter, the rector of my church referred to Bach’s writing of St. Mat... Read More...

An Elegant and Multi-Layered History

Privilege and Prophecy  Social Activism in the Post-War Episcopal Church By Robert Tobin Oxford University Press, pp. 392, $35 Review by Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook Privilege and Prophecy focuses on the ... Read More...

By Word and Deed

Gospel Witness Through the Ages A History of Evangelism By David M. Gustafson Eerdmans, pp. 471, $39.99 Reviewed by Grant LeMarquand Years ago, when I was a theological student in Montreal, our parish ... Read More...

God Speaks Amid the Mess

A Post-COVID Catechesis By Victor Lee Austin Cascade Books, pp. 88, $14 Review by James Stambaugh It may have been premature in the Year of our Lord 2022 to publish a book with “Post-COVID” in the title... Read More...

The Innocent Curate, Revisited

By David M. Baumann The May 28, 2017 issue of The Living Church featured a cover article by Richard J. Mammana about a book called The Innocent Curate by Paris Leary. Doubleday had published it in 1963. I fi... Read More...

Pusey Vindicated

Grace and Incarnation The Oxford Movement’s Shaping of the Character of Modern Anglicanism By Bruce D. Griffith with Jason R. Radcliff Pickwick, pp. 216, $26 Review by Chip Prehn The authors believe th... Read More...