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Revitalization of the Pusey Guild at Nashotah

Revitalization of the Pusey Guild at Nashotah

The Society of the Holy Cross has historically played an important role in the revival of catholic faith and practice among Anglicans. Its rule of life, ethos, and principles have shaped the lives and ministries of thousands of priests. Countless laypeople have benefited from its work. I myself have seen the fruit of the Society, as I was formed [...]

Thinking Out Loud, William Murchison Discerns a Threat

Thinking Out Loud, William Murchison Discerns a Threat

Maybe the first question to be raised about the U S. Civil Rights Commission’s recent blast at religious liberty is, did you ever hear previously of the U. S. Civil Rights Commission? Not, probably, unless you have a long memory, as I do, or pay minute and unwonted attention to the ways our unelected functionaries in Washington, D.C., spend [...]

Religious liberty is under attack on many different fronts today. I focus here on only one: the possibility that American religious institutions may have to shut down if they do not comply with new federal rules concerning same-sex marriage and transgender lifestyles. This threat first came to light two summers ago in the case of Obergefell v. [...]

In The News

In The News

Archbishop Mouneer Anis The Global South Meets in Cairo: Over 100 delegates from 20 provinces of the Anglican Communion’s Global South met in early October at All Saints Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss challenges facing the church. Archbishop Mouneer Anis of Egypt, who is chairman of the Global South Steering Committee, stated that [...]

Toronto’s New Bishop

Toronto’s New Bishop

Not the Suffragan Bishop of Toronto The Diocese of Toronto, in the Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC), has a new Suffragan Bishop in the person of Kevin Robertson. Following his election in September, Robertson said this, from the chancel steps of St. Paul’s, Bloor Street: “I’m very overwhelmed, I didn’t really expect to be standing [...]

Recovering Truthful Language Through Literate Biblical Preaching

Recovering Truthful Language Through Literate Biblical Preaching

During my student days at Princeton the philosopher Walter Kaufman reflected on the trends and fashions in modern Christian thought and pronounced in our own time an “age of Judas” (Introduction to Kierkegaard, The Present Age, 12). What he was saying was that the criticisms of nominal Christianity articulated by Kierkegaard more than a [...]