Orthodoxy

In a recent interview, music legend Quincy Jones spoke candidly about a wide-range of topics, including what he sees as “the problem with modern pop.” When asked why he thinks songs are not as good as they used to be, Jones replied, “Producers now are ignoring all the...

The Sacred Three Days of the Body of Christ

Each week, after we receive Communion, we give thanks to Almighty God for assuring us “that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son” (BCP 339). This phrase reflects a fundamental belief of our faith. St. Paul reminds us that we are individually...

Confession

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I John 1.8-9 The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is a...

Feasting & Fasting

I was raised in an evangelical Church. The only holidays we celebrated in church were Christmas and Easter. There was nothing traditional about those celebrations — indeed, there was often the desire to do something “new” and “exciting” that would attract “young...

Just In: Fr. Kraft’s First Book

The original volume of Fr. Kraft’s collected sermons, Today We Encounter a Hard Saying: The Lord, the Scripture, and Us, is now available at Village Books. It can be found beside the 2nd volume, Nobody Reads Leviticus. Fr. Kraft’s work has garnered...

Revelation of God’s Gift

Peruse the Hallmark Channel listings this time of year and you’ll find any number of Christmas stories: films on Biblical tradition, modern tales of the spirit of generosity, heartwarming themes about Christmas miracles — all the genres are represented. But have you...