Episcopal Ministry

By John Bauerschmidt The coincidence of this summer’s Lambeth Conference, a gathering of bishops from all over the worldwide Anglican Communion, and my 16th year as a bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Tenne... 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  Matthias is mentioned just one place in Scripture,... 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 comb... 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...

Let the Marble Weep

The first in a series on Revitalizing Ministry in Wales (Part Two is here).  By Mark Clavier Hither sometimes Sin steals, and stains The marble's neat and curious veins: But all is cleansed when the marble weeps. “The Church-Floor” George Herbert As c... Read More...

Constitutional Confusion

By Drew N. Keane Recent Title IV proceedings against the Bishop of Albany, the Rt. Rev. William Love, expose a number of ambiguities in the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church that, if unaddresse... Read More...

How We Understand Ourselves

By George Sumner As a member of the Communion Partners, I recognize and agree with recent essays by my friends Canon Jordan Hylden and Bishop Dan Martins. I mean this essay to be complementary to their refle... Read More...