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...

Why Study Biblical Languages?

By Paul D. Wheatley “And there in the dark pools amid the Gladden Fields,” said, “the Ring passed out of knowledge and legend; and even so much of its history is known now only to a few, and the Council of th... Read More...

The Parish as a School of Friendship

By Victor Lee Austin I am the author of Friendship: The Heart of Being Human, which aims to do a lot of things, one of which is to highlight the central role of friendship in Scripture. This is my thesis: God created us for friendship. Human beings are full... Read More...

The Work of the Priest: A Conversation

The struggle to properly balance the contemplative and the active virtues is not new to modern American life. St. Gregory the Great discussed the need for both in his classic

Baptismal Catechesis

I think that we have given the idea of lowering expectations about Christian identity and catechesis at the point of entry a thorough exploration over the past fifty years or so. The 1979 Prayer Book calls us to a different standard, to live more fully into the church’s vocation as a baptizing community.

Children Formed in the Patterns of Prayer

At the center of every educational debate stands a mystery: the eternity-haunted, God-imaged soul of a child. What need not remain inaccessible is how to shape that soul for what is True, Good, and Beautiful.