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Andrew McGowan
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Educator, historian, Anglican priest
Educator, historian, Anglican priest

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Failing and Flourishing (III): The City of God
One of the advantages of being a historian in times of crisis is that you know we’ve been here - or in places equally tough - before. One story along these lines bears mentioning. In the fourth century, the Emperor Constantine was converted to Christianity,...
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Failing and Flourishing (II): Facts, Theories, and Theologies
Harvard professor of ancient religion A. D. Nock once said "A fact is a sacred thing - its life should not be sacrificed on the altar of a general theory.” We who live life in the service of faith are in some danger on this front, because of course we deal ...
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Failing and Flourishing (I): A Tale of Two Realities
This past summer I had a number of interesting conferences and visits, including the adventure known as the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. The General Convention, it should be more readily admitted, is a spiritually dangerous place for par...
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A Bigger Conversation Needed: Prayer Book Revision at the General Convention
[ This post first appeared in the Center Aisle blog and newsletter of the Diocese of Virginia, after an initial proposal for Prayer Book revision from the House of Deputies, and before the proposal from the House of Bishops eventually passed ]. Half-way thr...
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Your Fill of the Loaves: The Johannine Sign of the Loaves and the Ancient Bread Economy
If the reference in  Lord’s Prayer  to bread points to unavoidable issues of hunger and dependence present in the everyday life of ancient eaters, and the place of bread in particular in them, there are other texts in the New Testament where that obvious me...
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