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Church of England releases draft of same-sex blessings; archbishop of Canterbury says he won't use them
by Egan Millard
by Sylvia Hui
Iranian asylum seekers are finding hospitality in the Church of England
Saman’s parents disowned him. The church became a new sort of family.
by Jason Byassee
Decline and revival in the Church of England
Future historians will identify the past quarter century as a time of real excitement and innovation.
by Philip Jenkins
Elegies without consolation
An anthology of poetry mourning the demise of the Church of England
by Jill Peláez Baumgaertner
Perhaps normal people no longer assume that church is part of what it means to be normal. Or perhaps the idea of a normal center was flawed all along.
by Samuel Wells
The New Testament offers two compelling models for our relationship with money. When translated into a vision for a whole society, each is flawed.
Rowan Williams favors a kind of secularism that requires an honest broker to mediate and manage genuine difference, rather than one that aspires to little more than maximized choice.
reviewed by Samuel Wells
by Trevor Grundy
I feared that Rev. would reprise the saccharine sweetness of The Vicar of Dibley. Episode one set me straight.
reviewed by Jason Byassee
The spate of books on John Henry Newman shows that there is little hope of settling arguments about him—or about Benedict's understanding of him.
by Ralph C. Wood
Church leaders can appreciate the challenges
that St. Paul's has faced. Yet there is something profoundly right about
a moral protest in a cathedral courtyard.