Debra Dean Murphy: Mary Oliver and other poets can help us perceive — and protect — the natural world

Mary Oliver’s poetry often drew from close attention to the natural world. Oliver died Jan. 17, 2019 at the age of 83. Getty Images / Photo by Kevork Djansezian FacebookTwitterEmailPrint The disciplined reading of poetry can inculcate a mindset of paying deep attention to the world around us, says a scholar. Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Can reading … Continue reading “Debra Dean Murphy: Mary Oliver and other poets can help us perceive — and protect — the natural world”

Evangelically-raised students ‘come home’ to Anglican tradition

By Tali Folkins April 15, 2019 Note: In a companion piece to this article, the three current and recent theological students cited below talk about why they aspire to the priesthood in a time of uncertainty for the church. When the Anglican Journal spoke with Christine Ivy, Tom Hubschmid and Caleb Upton, it became apparent … Continue reading “Evangelically-raised students ‘come home’ to Anglican tradition”

Mission from the margins

By Mark MacDonald May 14, 2018 The renewal of churches requires shifts in the understanding of mission, writes the author. Illustration: Nina Ezhik/Shutterstock “God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the … Continue reading “Mission from the margins”

Suggestions for the oral proclamation of Scripture

iStock/ArtistCapture  By Christine Parton Burkett Visiting professor of speech, Duke Divinity School   Improve public reading with practice and feedback. And don’t be afraid to overdo it a bit. Monday, December 20, 2010 Speech coach Christine Parton Burkett offers the following ideas for fresh delivery of familiar readings: • Allow ample time and opportunity to practice … Continue reading “Suggestions for the oral proclamation of Scripture”