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COVID-19 Vaccine: Are Clergy First Responders, or Last?

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return...

Why Not Vote for Split Government? A Letter to the Editor of Christianity Today

Last month I wrote a Letter to the Editor of Christianity Today magazine. Here is a preface and the Letter. I am a retired theologian and missionary,...

Marriage According to the Book of Common Prayer

Throughout the month of September, “Lift Up Hearts, Gafcon!” will offer a series of devotions on the subject of “Marriage According to the Book...

An Anglican Commonwealth of churches? Weak tea

Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden have recently proposed rethinking the Anglican Communion, given the extra year provided by the Covid-19 crisis. They call on the three...

Turning the Diamond: George Herbert on Prayer, Day 14

Church-bells beyond the stars heard, the soul’s blood,The land of spices; something understood. Let’s start with a brief primer on the sonnet. Of the two main...

Turning the diamond: George Herbert on Prayer, Day 13

Softness, and peace, and joy, and love, and bliss,Exalted manna, gladness of the best,Heaven in ordinary, man well drest,The Milky Way, the bird of...

Turning the diamond: George Herbert on prayer, Day 12

Softness, and peace, and joy, and love, and bliss,Exalted manna, gladness of the best,Heaven in ordinary, man well drest,The Milky Way, the bird of...

Turning the Diamond: George Herbert on Prayer, Day 11

Prayer the Church’s banquet, angels’ age,God’s breath in man returning to his birth,The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage,The Christian plummet sounding heaven and...

Turning the diamond: George Herbert on Prayer, Day 10

Softness, and peace, and joy, and love, and bliss,Exalted manna, gladness of the best,Heaven in ordinary, man well dressed,The Milky Way, the bird of...

Turning the diamond: George Herbert on Prayer, Day 9

Engine against the Almighty, sinner’s tower,Reversed thunder, Christ-side-piercing spear,The six-days world transposing in an hour,A kind of tune, which all things hear and fear; Today...

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