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Bishop’s Address To Convention


My brothers and sisters, well-beloved followers of our Lord Jesus Christ and faithful members of the Church, welcome again to the 182nd Annual Convention of the Diocese of Tennessee. We are gathered here at St. Paul’s Church, the guests of the Episcopal Churches of Rutherford County; conscious as we gather of the great work that has gone on over the past decade not only at St. Paul’s but also at the Church of the … Read more

Reading List

General Christian Education Bibliography

Christian Education: A Bibliography, Edited by Charles Bellinger, Wabash Center

Anthony, Michael J., ed. Evangelical Dictionary of Christian Education. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001.

Anthony, Michael J., and Warren S. Benson. Exploring the History & Philosophy of Christian Education : Principles for the 21st Century. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2003.

Anthony, Michael J. Introducing Christian Education : Foundations for the Twenty-First Century. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001.

Conde-Frazier, Elizabeth, S. Steve Kang, and Gary A. Parrett. A Many Colored … Read more

Church Terminology

The long history of the Church has led to the accumulation of many terms that one seldom if ever otherwise hears. Some members of the church delight in using these words, but they really do not mean to confound you by doing so: many of them simply have no satisfactory substitute. The good news is that once you’ve learned a few of them, you can join in the fun as well! The following list should … Read more

Bishop’s Address to Annual Convention, 2013

My dear friends and fellow witnesses to the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, welcome to the 181st Annual Convention of the Diocese of Tennessee. We have gathered this weekend with Jesus’ words, “Go, Make Disciples” from the Gospel of Matthew as our theme, and I invite each of you to consider the work of this Convention through the lens of mission. God gathers us for the purpose of sending us … Read more

The Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B, The Church of the Advent, Nashville

“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb” (Lk. 1:42).

The name “Church of the Advent” isn’t very common if you have a global perspective: most (if not all) churches dedicated under this name are found in the Anglican Church of Canada and in the Episcopal Church, in parishes established in the nineteenth century when the name became popular. The nineteenth century Oxford Movement in the Church of England was … Read more