Science, Faith, and the Pandemic

By Charlie Clauss A current story line, hyped by many, is the stance of conservative Christians towards the COVID-19 pandemic. This has played out as opposition to mask mandates and hesitancy toward, if not ... Read More...

The Arte and Crafte of Dying Well

By David Ney There is ... a time to be born and a time to die. — Ecclesiastes 3:1 The last chapter of George Marsden’s award-winning biography on Jonathan Edwards begins with the following sentence: “Jonathan Edwards spent his entire life preparing to die.... Read More...

More than Music

By Robert Adams In the days before the first pandemic Thanksgiving, New York City freelance violinist Heather Bixler’s spiritual disquiet boiled over. The city was shut down, Broadway was dark, music venues ... Read More...

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...

Your Church Matters

By Jonathan Turtle As we begin, Lord willing, to emerge from the fog of this pandemic, it may be worth examining and re-considering our relationship to church. Not to the Church but rather to your particular church. The one you attend, or used to before thi... Read More...

Coronavirus and Communion in One Kind

By Drew Nathaniel Keane In response to the continued risks posed by COVID-19, many churches have restricted all communicants except the presider from reception of the sacramental wine. This expedient has bee... Read More...