The Call for Spiritual Mentors

By Robin T. Jennings I was a rector for about five years and looked pretty good on the outside. On the inside I was hollow. I needed help. Spiritual help. It was the 1980s, and the Shalem Institute for Spiri... Read More...

Lambeth and Women’s Ordination

By Molly Jane Layton  The steeple of our white clapboard Congregational church rose high above the common in my hometown in rural Massachusetts. Church was the center of our lives; if the doors were open, my... Read More...

A Tale of Two Sermons

By Calvin Lane For Martin Luther, preaching the “word” meant a living message. “It is a wonderful thing,” Luther wrote, “that the mouth of every pastor is the mouth of Christ.”  In the Large Catechism (1529), he reflected on the link between preaching, the ... Read More...

Will Liturgy Be Enough? Part 2

By David Barr In a previous post I suggested that fostering relationally satisfying Christian communities should be of primary importance for those of us in the Anglican tradition. As people come into our pa... Read More...

Helping Us Survive, Adapt, Reflect

Trauma and Pastoral Care A Practical Handbook By Carla Grosch-Miller Canterbury Press Norwich, pp. 128, $31.99 Review by Anne O. Weatherholt In this very timely book, Carla Grosch-Miller has laid out the fundamentals of trauma-informed pastoral care. ... Read More...