Canonical Obedience

By Steve Rice Some time ago, a bishop told me that when the hurricane is coming, you don’t call a vestry meeting to vote on who will put the tarp on the roof. Point taken. In cases of emergency, decisive lea... Read More...

Of Apostles and their Successors

Homily for St. Matthias,  Chapel of St. Mary the Virgin, Nashotah House Theological Seminary, February 24, 2022 Scripture – Psalm 15; Acts 1:15-26; Philippians 3:12-21; John 15:1-8 By Matthew S. C. Olver  ... Read More...

What Should Bishops Do?

By Leander S. Harding Not long after I was ordained some 40 years ago this June, our bishop took a leave for health reasons. After about six months he was back in office and a changed man with a winsome combination of humility and prayerfulness. He immediat... Read More...

A Reflection Upon Retirement

By Daniel Martins Not long ago, I authored a book review, appearing in The Living Church, of a collection of reflections, by a dozen or so retired priests of the Church of England, on the experience of retir... Read More...

On Bishop Love

By Daniel Martins First, a disclaimer: I am a bishop member of the Communion Partners, and much of what I write here concerns the Communion Partners directly. While I am reasonably confident that most or all... Read More...

A Good Shepherd

This good and true shepherd’s interest in and care for all of us who became his “sons” was surely a sign to us that the Good Shepherd had plans for us and was counting on us to be His disciples.