Those Who Are Far Off and Those Who Are Near

One of my favorite prayers in the Anglican tradition begins like this: “O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near.” One of the reasons I love this prayer...

Signs Amid the Rubble

When we used to live in Pittsburgh, we tried to visit our family in Florida every winter. Pittsburgh winters are marked by two colors: gray and brown. All of the vegetation is brown in winter. But when we got off the plane in Florida, there was green everywhere. Green...

All Things to All People

Hurricane Michael interrupted our community groups this week, so I want to offer a brief reflection on the passage we had planned to study: 1 Corinthians 9:1-23, notably verses 19-23. 19 For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I...

The Word of the Lord

We are almost halfway through our study of 1 Corinthians. We have wrestled with challenging topics, like church discipline and sexual ethics. We have grappled with how to live as cruciform Christians, and not cultural Corinthians. All of us have immersed ourselves in...

The Anglican Church Responds to Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence approaches the eastern seaboard of the United States, communities are preparing for the worst. With help from you, local churches on the ground are in position to reach out to their neighbors.After the storm, it often takes weeks to access the...
Singing the Psalms of our Fathers & Mothers

Singing the Psalms of our Fathers & Mothers

The hymnal of the early Church was the book of Psalms. These were the songs that were sung by the David as he tended his father’s sheep. These were the songs sung by the Jews as they went into battle. These were the songs the Jews sang as they made pilgrimage to God’s...