Sacrament of Maturity

By Sam Keyes Of all the sacraments, confirmation is the most widely misunderstood. Among Protestants, it often functions, at worst, as a mere coming-of-age ritual. At best, it gets described as something hav... Read More...

Facing Liturgical East

By Bryan Owen When I was newly ordained, my bishop appointed me to serve in a parish with an altar against the wall. I was so disappointed. I could not believe I would begin my priesthood celebrating the Euc... Read More...

Benediction and the Hybrid Church

By Curt Norman Churches across the United States are returning to in-person worship following more than a year of gathering primarily online. Physical distancing created a particular dilemma for Episcopalians. The Book of Common Prayer states that the princ... Read More...

Real Presences: A Thought Experiment

By George Sumner In his influential book The Household of God, Lesslie Newbigin understood the Church in a manner accommodated to the doctrine of the Trinity. The Church hearing and responding to the Word in... Read More...

We Are Not Mere Christians (Part 2)

Evangelism that is One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic By Tricia Lyons Part one of this series considered the disenchanted, non-sacramental character of so much Episcopal life. In this essay I consider the s... Read More...

We Are Not Mere Christians (Part 1)

Evangelism that is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic By Tricia Lyons For the past few decades, in the face of what philosopher Charles Taylor calls the “disenchanted” souls and minds in our pews and walking on the street past our red doors, I believe we ha... Read More...

Baptism and the Community of Faith

It Takes a Church to Baptize What the Bible Says About Infant Baptism by: Scot McKnight Brazos Press. PP. 140 $16.99 Review by Clint Wilson Scot McKnight is a prominent New Testament scholar and a fixt... Read More...