How ecumenism can help the Anglican Communion – Alyson Barnett-Cowan

  Ecumenists know a thing or two about having a good conversation, and the Lambeth Conference could learn from this. So says the Rev. Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan in a reflection posted on General Synod’s Lambeth website.  The Rev. Barnett-Cowan writes not only as Director of Faith, Worship, and Ministry at General Synod, but also an … Continue reading “How ecumenism can help the Anglican Communion – Alyson Barnett-Cowan”

Keep Communion safe By Susan Delphine Delaney

By Susan Delphine Delaney [Episcopal Life] About five percent of your church’s communicants have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that results in sensitivity to the gluten in wheat. Wheat is present in regular Communion wafers. Those of us with celiac disease may suffer from the following symptoms if we ingest a regular Communion wafer: bone … Continue reading “Keep Communion safe By Susan Delphine Delaney”

Emergent evangelist challenges Lambeth Conference to speak to a new world

By Mary Frances Schjonberg [Episcopal News Service, Canterbury] Anglicanism has “great, great advantages at this moment” in the world’s history to help people become “authentic followers of Jesus Christ,” evangelist Brian McLaren told a July 21 plenary session of the 2008 Lambeth Conference. McLaren, a non-denominational pastor who lectures and writes about modern-day evangelism and … Continue reading “Emergent evangelist challenges Lambeth Conference to speak to a new world”

Peacemaking By Martin E. Marty

By Martin E. Marty The Economist’s  (July 5) long headline talks about “Mediation and Faith: Not a Sword, but Peace.”  The subtitle notes that “In some cases, only the religious have the patience to be reconcilers.” The anonymous editors include a couple of cautionary notes, but in the main the story is surprisingly appreciative. It provides … Continue reading “Peacemaking By Martin E. Marty”

The Economy of Relics By Spencer Dew

By Spencer Dew The most discussed aspect of this month’s release of baseball card company Topps’ “Triple Threads Baseball” series is, in fact, not related to baseball at all.  Inserted in a single pack of baseball cards will be a “relic” of President Woodrow Wilson, a so-called “book” card – actually two cards together, which open … Continue reading “The Economy of Relics By Spencer Dew”