I’m a Female Priest and I Support My Opponents in the Women’s Ordination Debate

There is not unanimous agreement about women’s ordination in the worldwide Anglican Communion. Godly and thoughtful Christians hold opposing convictions about Holy Orders and who is called to ordained ministry. You often see the results of this debate at the Provincial level—a national expression of the Church may or may not ordain women, in accordance… Continue reading I’m a Female Priest and I Support My Opponents in the Women’s Ordination Debate

For the Good of the Order: A Plea for Charity on the Ordination of Women

Almost every vocational deacon I know, when asked why he or she has not become a priest, will respond, “I have never felt called to the priesthood.” Some will add emphatically, “not for a minute!” I am not one of those deacons. I don’t share this story often, rarely in its fullness, and never in… Continue reading For the Good of the Order: A Plea for Charity on the Ordination of Women

A Letter to Fellow ACNA Clergy: On Anti-Racism and a More Diverse and Just Anglicanism

NOTE: As is our policy with all Anglican Compass content, we ask that you please submit a request before republishing content. Following the lead of bishops Jim Hobby, Todd Hunter, Stewart Ruch III, and Steve Wood, who recently wrote in response to the death of George Floyd, which gained support from a number of other… Continue reading A Letter to Fellow ACNA Clergy: On Anti-Racism and a More Diverse and Just Anglicanism

Don’t Stir the Pot?

I’m pondering the “don’t stir the pot” reaction that reliably happens every time we publish something on women’s ordination—most especially anything in favor of women’s ordination—over at Anglican Compass, where I’m the Managing Editor. (Note: This post is not a subtweet of anyone in particular. It’s just me thinking out loud about a phenomenon that… Continue reading Don’t Stir the Pot?

The Altar and the Arena: What Slaves and Martyrs Have to Teach Us About Women’s Ordination

Editor’s Note: The piece below represents the opinion of the author. Anglican Compass does not take a site-wide position for or against women’s ordination. We do, however, require both clarity and charity. We ask that your responses to it do so as well. Over the past several months, readers of Anglican Compass have engaged with… Continue reading The Altar and the Arena: What Slaves and Martyrs Have to Teach Us About Women’s Ordination