Pandemics and evangelism: The martyrs of the plague of Alexandria

By Archbishop Mark MacDonald “Many who had healed others fell victims themselves. The best of our brethren have been taken from us in this manner: some were priests, some were deacons and some laity of great worth. This death, with the faith that accompanied it, appeared to be little inferior to martyrdom itself.” —St. Dionysius, … Continue reading “Pandemics and evangelism: The martyrs of the plague of Alexandria”

The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First

Finally: an introduction that captures the excitement of the early Christians, helping today’s readers to think like a first-century believer while reading the text responsibly for today. The New Testament in Its World is your passageway from the twenty-first century to the era of Jesus and the first Christians. A highly-readable, one-volume introduction placing the … Continue reading “The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First”

Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation in the United States of America issues communiqué

By Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs   The 82nd meeting of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation in the United States of America (ARCUSA) met remotely for three days from April 15-17, 2020, hosted by the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Episcopalians present were the Right Reverend … Continue reading “Anglican-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation in the United States of America issues communiqué”

Keep Christianity Weird: Embracing the Discipline of Being Different

SPRINGTIME Book Club TWO SESSIONS – Thursdays 6:30 p.m. & Fridays 9:30 a.m.   Keep Christianity Weird: Embracing the Discipline of Being Different Written by Michael Frost (author of Surprise the World: the Five Habits of Highly Missional People).   Jesus and the church are anything but conventional. The hallmark of our faith is that … Continue reading “Keep Christianity Weird: Embracing the Discipline of Being Different”

Maundy Thursday – NOT ME!

By Sr. Constance Joanna, SSJD I recently read a delightful and deeply moving book by Sarah Miles, called Take this Bread. Sarah is an American journalist who loved cooking for lots of people, worked in restaurants as an assistant cook doing the jo jobs, and eventually became deeply involved with revolutions around the world, including … Continue reading “Maundy Thursday – NOT ME!”