Law, Grace, and the Path of Discipleship

By Charlie Clauss At the 1991 Annual Christian Renewal Conference in Colorado, John Rogers spoke about his time participating in Episcopal — Lutheran dialogue. With a twinkle in his eye he said, “Lutherans a... Read More...

What Does Prayer Do?

What is it, exactly, that prayer is meant to do? We can begin with the theologian Oliver Crisp, who writes that prayer is often considered a “solution to a problem — or, at least, as a means by which a perso... Read More...

I Want to Be One Too: On All Saints’ Day

By Jean McCurdy Meade  For all the Saints who from their labors rest. (Hymnal 287) I sing a song of the saints of God (Hymnal 293) O when the saints go marching in (African-American Spiritual) These two hymns from the Hymnal of the Episcopal Church are usu... Read More...

Camino de Solo Dad

By Jon Jordan  I need to begin with a caveat: below I describe an experience that my own wife and countless others encounter on a very regular basis. I am well-aware — as aware as ever! — that those who pare... Read More...

The Hidden Life of St. Charles of Jesus

By Mac Stewart At the end of his October 2020 Encyclical on “Fraternity and Social Friendship,” Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis referred to a figure (besides St. Francis) who had inspired the preceding pages by... Read More...

On Testimony

By Christopher Yoder I wish to say a word or two in favor of the practice of giving one’s “testimony.” That is, narrating for others how God has been at work in one’s life. It is, of course, a practice commonly associated with the Evangelical movement’s emp... Read More...

Problems with Forgiveness

By Amber Noel The priest says, “Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor,” and maybe (if you’re lucky), there’s a period of silence before you launch into “Most merciful God,” during which your e... Read More...