Day: November 1, 2011

Rebooting the Anglican Communion

Can African churches in fact use the present crisis as an opportunity to rediscover the sources of their inner security? …did Stott not offer a more generous ecclesial vision, and a more charitable way to speak the truth in love, than does GAFCON? …In what ways should American Christians moderate their imperialist ambitions to set standards and offer solutions to the rest of the world?

To Be a Saint

It seemed to him at that moment that it would have been quite easy to have been a saint. It would only have needed a little self-restraint and a little courage.

Origami saints

Historically, on All Saints Day, we focus on the “perfection” of the saints–that they are models of holiness, and we feel we can never attain that kind of perfection. But the more I read about the lives of the saints, the more I recognize they were wildly, crazily IM-perfect.