Percy’s Prescriptions: The C of E, Compensation, and ‘Heroic Leadership’
In the Future Shapes of Anglicanism, Martyn Percy offers a series of trenchant critiques and potential reforms of the Church of England, amid many a wonderful aside.
Ember Days for all
One of the best things about Advent is the presence of John the Baptist, that hair-shirt-wearing, locust-eating, wild-man prophet, the “voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”
Underemployed: The present and future of TEC clergy
Ordinands are being set up for real struggle, if we continue to ordain more clergy than the church can responsibly support.
The future of the Episcopal Church’s clergy
The Episcopal Church has an impending leadership and experience vacuum.
Muzzling the ox: Getting real about clergy compensation
If any bishop, priest, or deacon should be so filled with avarice as to receive more than three times the median family income in the United States as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, let such a one be deposed.
The liturgy, the crucible of love
What is at stake in worship is not perfect performance but, by the power of the Holy Spirit, union with Christ in his sacrifice, offering every part of ourselves and our lives to God.
An appeal for the ongoing education of the clergy
Three years is surely not enough.