The Viaticum of a Victim Mentality

By Micah Hogan From all disordered and sinful affections; and from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil, Good Lord, deliver us. — The Great Litany, BCP 1979, pg. 149. If your interactions ... Read More...

What the Pentecostals Taught Me

By Jonathan Turtle Pentecostals have taught me a lot. You see, despite being born to a Presbyterian father from Belfast and a Roman Catholic mother from Dublin, being baptized in the Church of Ireland (a com... Read More...

Pax Covidica, or Losses and Gains of the Pandemic

By Richard J. Mammana The global pandemic accelerated processes of change in Christian life that had been set in motion over the past two decades by the widespread use of communications technology in churches. The faltering transition of the People of the B... Read More...

Confessions of a Penitential Orderer

By Matthew S. C. Olver I despise the Penitential Order. Scratch that. I actually have come to think that the so-called Penitential Order in the 1979 BCP is theologically and ritually preferable. I just hate ... Read More...

Don’t Neglect to Meet Together

By Grayson P. Walker It’s a cliché, but it’s true. Mountaintop moments — like Moses’ on Sinai (Ex. 31:18), or Elijah’s on Horeb (1 Kgs. 19:8) — energize and sustain us for the long haul. Which means that even though most of life is spent plodding along, doi... 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...