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A new Covenant
Covenant, founded in August 2007 as a weblog community of “evangelical and catholic” Christians, begins a new life today. Covenant has attracted about 40 editorial contributors, including bishops, cathedral deans, priests, and theologians. Covenant will expand its family of contributors in the months ahead.

This page will be an archive of content from August 2007 to January 2012. Please visit Covenant’s thoroughly redesigned home at covenant.livingchurch.org and join the conversation.
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Covenant, founded in August 2007 as a weblog community of “evangelical and catholic” Christians, begins a new life today. Covenant has attracted about 40 editorial contributors, including bishops, cathedral deans, priests, and theologians. Covenant will expand its family of contributors in the months ahead.

This page will be an archive of content from August 2007 to January 2012. Please visit Covenant’s thoroughly redesigned home at covenant.livingchurch.org and join the conversation.


A new Covenant
 
Douglas LeBlanc
Covenant, founded in August 2007 as a weblog community of “evangelical and catholic” Christians, begins a new life today. Covenant has attracted about 40 editorial contributors, including bishops, cathedral deans,…
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Douglas LeBlanc
Reception of the Anglican Covenant includes receiving from one another and embracing the fruits of ecumenical dialogue and of Anglican theological reflection at all levels in the Communion.
Monday, December 12, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Christopher Wells
A few months ago, a graduate student in practical theology asked Stanley Hauerwas for his perspective on new church movements, especially emergent church movements. Disarming and epigrammatic as ever, the…
Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Graham Kings
Fulcrum has consistently supported the covenant but is aware that there is little accessible material explaining it. We have therefore produced this short briefing paper which answers some common questions…
Monday, November 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Christopher Wells
The Anglican Covenant, centering on mutual commitment, is intended to secure the future of the Communion as one body. The Covenant is the only credible proposal that I am aware…
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 8:27 am

Christopher Wells
At a time when Anglicans are disagreeing, we need to be reminded of what holds us together and what we think is important — including Christian mission.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 8:11 am

Benjamin Guyer
The diocese of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich should ask itself if it is content to retain a vote which is based upon misinformation.
Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 11:08 am

Douglas LeBlanc
“Resolved, that The Episcopal Church is unable to adopt the Anglican Covenant in its present form.”
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 9:26 am

Douglas LeBlanc
Executive Council “expresses thanksgiving for those who worked at producing the Anglican Covenant” and adds that the Episcopal Church is “unable to adopt the Anglican Covenant in its present form.”
Monday, October 24, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Philip Turner
Why was the Lucka letter of May 25 to the Presiding Bishop, Bonnie Anderson and Executive Council, which prompted the Executive Council’s June action, not provided to the diocese at…
Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Douglas LeBlanc
Bishop Dorsey Henderson writes: “Ms. [Josephine] Hicks has withdrawn ... because unanticipated circumstances have created the possibility of a conflict arising regarding fiduciary responsibilities for members of her law firm…
Friday, October 14, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Fr. Tony Clavier
What seems “progressive” becomes “traditionalist” when threatened. And yet through our history this very ability and liberality has renewed and refreshed us. Gamaliel might be our patron saint.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Ephraim Radner
The new title became effective on July 1, 2011, and already has been invoked in two proceedings against bishops of the Church. Given our past concerns, it is appropriate to…
Friday, October 07, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Guest Columnist
“The primates may need to be more disciplined and intellectually constructive to tackle the order and unity questions in their future endeavors. Their credibility is on the line, perhaps in…
Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Guest Columnist
Through the deep, ongoing commitment to communication among the early Christians, even those whom Paul and others had yet to meet, Christians knew of each other’s lives and prayed for…
Friday, September 23, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Douglas LeBlanc
This is the appointed time for all God’s children to work for the common goal of renewing the earth as a hospitable abode for the flourishing of all life. We…
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Douglas LeBlanc
“We are wholeheartedly committed to the unity of Anglican Communion and recognize the importance of the historic See of Canterbury. Sadly, however, the Anglican Communion’s Instruments of Unity have become…
Friday, September 16, 2011 at 11:22 am

Guest Columnist
I believe that this is an Anglican moment — the kind of moment that comes along from time to time. It is a moment into which we can live fully,…
Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 8:03 am

Douglas LeBlanc
An index to Our Unity in Christ, The Living Church’s series of essays on the proposed Anglican Covenant.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 at 11:19 am

Kevin Martin
At General Convention in 2009, the church passed a large number of additions to Lesser Feasts and Fasts, our commemoration calendar. Even though some of the names suggested met with…
Sunday, September 04, 2011 at 9:48 am

Fr. Tony Clavier
John Stott emerged from an old-fashioned Anglican Evangelical conversion to personal faith in Jesus into a prophet who realized that mere Christianity is much more than the preservation of a…
Friday, July 29, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Graham Kings
On the streets of Juba, jubilation rang out the night before Independence Day. There were shouts of joy, women ululating, car horns blaring, drums beating, flames fired from aerosols, freedom…
Monday, July 25, 2011 at 8:17 am

Douglas LeBlanc
The announcement of the creation an ‘Anglican Mission in England’ prompts concern for a number of reasons. New mission initiatives are, as such, always good news; and the declared intention…
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Graham Kings
I do not think, geographically, you can take Christianity too far. ‘To the ends of the earth’ is our calling.
Saturday, July 02, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Graham Kings
Fulcrum has very serious concerns about the launch of the Anglican Mission in England (AMiE), the latest in a number of initiatives in recent years by the same group of…
Monday, June 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Graham Kings
Is journalistic life a free floating immoral bubble or is there such a thing as ‘moral journalism’, which is grounded in gravitas?
Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Graham Kings
The Archbishop of Canterbury guest-edited The New Statesman this week, 9 June 2011. It is worth buying this edition of The New Statesman to read all the articles and gain…
Thursday, June 09, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Philip Turner
Emboldened by silence from the center, with growing vigor progressive voices object to the fourth section of the proposal because they see in it a form of centralized authority that…
Friday, May 27, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Benjamin Guyer
Throughout history, devotional societies have been rooted in the apprehension and experience of miracles at the local level and the subsequent transmission of such events, ‘whether by word or by…
Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Douglas LeBlanc
Acting on a motion from its Standing Committee, the Church of Ireland’s General Synod has subscribed to the Anglican Covenant.
Friday, May 13, 2011 at 2:13 pm

A new Covenant
  Tue Jan 24
The Web’s Ruinous Structure
NYT   Sat Dec 10
S.E. Asia Elects a New Primate
  Fri Oct 14
Bp. Henderson on the Disciplinary Board
TLC   Tue Oct 11
Liberation Theology Revisited
  Sun Sep 18
The 9/11 attacks and a wider moral malaise
  Sat Sep 10
God’s Boxer
Guardian   Fri Aug 05
Job opening at TLC
  Sat Jul 30
Two Patron Bishops for No Anglican Covenant Coalition
No Anglican Covenant   Wed Jul 06
Anglican Centre in Rome: An Introduction (video link)
  Tue Jul 05
SCCC Critiques the Anglican Covenant
ENS   Thu Jun 30
Bishop Little: Ayn Rand Led Me to Christ
Christianity Today   Thu Jun 30
Lawsuit Prompts Priest’s Resignation
TLC   Tue Jun 28
The Bishop of London on the King James Version
  Tue Jun 21
Durham’s Next Bishop
CofE   Mon Jun 06
Update on ARCIC III
ACNS   Wed May 25
Why ARCIC is still worth it
America   Mon May 23
Anglican-Catholic dialogue opens at Bose
  Thu May 19
Same-sex complementarity
Christian Century   Thu May 12
ARC-USA Meets in Berkeley
  Mon Apr 04
Bishop John Akao on the Covenant
Church Times   Wed Mar 30
Metropolitan Hilarion’s Address to Nicean Club
  Wed Mar 09
Archbishop’s Ecumenical Christmas Letter
ACNS   Sun Dec 26
The Anglican Covenant: Why a ‘Yes’ Vote is Significant
Fulcrum   Wed Nov 24
Oxford Statement (GAFCON)
  Wed Nov 24
General Synod steps closer to Anglican Covenant
BBC   Wed Nov 24
Archbishop’s Presidential Address - General Synod November 2010
Canterbury   Wed Nov 24
Barna study shows apparent divide between SBC, other denominations…
  Wed Nov 17
“For a fair and accurate debate on the Covenant,…
ACNS   Tue Nov 16
Restoring Anglican Sanity
  Tue Nov 02
Prominent Jerusalem rabbi warns of religion’s limits
CNN   Mon Nov 01
Death toll rises to 58 in Iraq church standoff
CNN   Mon Nov 01
Dozens killed after Iraq church attack
BBC   Mon Nov 01
Bp. Zavala Removed from IASCUFO
ACNS   Sat Oct 16
The Online State of Nature
BQO   Wed Sep 22
Dan Martins Elected Bishop of Springfield
  Sat Sep 18
Archbishop John Chew Begins a Second Term
  Sat Mar 13
The Beginning of the Reformation’s End?
WSJ   Fri Feb 26
Romeward Anglicans: A Case of Too Much Politics?
America   Wed Feb 24
Don’t Despise Small Beginnings
  Wed Feb 24
Met. Kallistos Wants Ecumenical Nudge from Pope
Catholic News Service   Wed Feb 24
Archbishop of Canterbury’s Address to General Synod
  Tue Feb 09
One man, one woman?
Christian Century   Wed Jan 27
As the Flame of Catholic Dissent Dies Out
WSJ   Sun Jan 17
Confidence in the Covenant?
Religious Intel.   Sat Jan 09
The Archbishop of Canterbury’s New Year Message
Canterbury   Sat Jan 02
Palm Sunday Image Appears in Retrospective
TLC   Thu Dec 31
Dr. Radner: Covenant Part of a Global Shift
TLC   Mon Dec 21
The Bottom Line on Copenhagen
WSJ   Sun Dec 20
A message from the Archbishop of Canterbury on the…
Canterbury   Fri Dec 18
The Anglican Covenant: Final Text
ACNS   Fri Dec 18
Standing Committee of the Anglican Communion Urges Gracious Restraint
ACNS   Fri Dec 18
Taking a break from Canterbury travails
Telegraph   Sat Dec 12
Canon Glasspool’s Election Draws Pointed Responses
TLC   Mon Dec 07
Canon Glasspool Elected in California
TLC   Sat Dec 05