Right Reverend Pierre W. Whalon
Bishop Whalon is a regular columnist and essayist at
Anglicans Online. He is the resigned Bishop in charge of the Convocation
of Episcopal Churches in Europe.
- Reflections on the Way of Love A method of daily
living as a follower of Jesus.
- Understanding the Episcopal General Convention A history, background, and analysis of the triennial meeting of bishops and lay and clerical Deputies of the U.S. based province
- On Mars as it is in heaven Reflections on diversity in church planting
- Marriage, The Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Communion On the 2015 vote to change the marriage canons
- Bringing in the Sheaves...From Abroad On being an international bishop in a mostly national province.
- Surviving Death? Thinking about what it means to die.
- Finding Faith? Faith, belief, and the Creeds.
Open Body: Essays
in Anglican Ecclesiology A
Lion's World A review of Rowan Williams'
latest book, an exploration of Narnia.
Politics Just how does The Episcopal Church
govern itself? And why should you care?
the Bible as a statement of faith An interview
with Olivia de Havilland.
and looking ahead On the tenth annivesary
is Anglicanism? A user's guide.
Ministers of the Church Are . . . Why
an upside-down pyramid is just what Jesus wants.
a Covenant?: Do we really want this covenant?
- Goudou-Goudou: Half
a year has passed since the great Haiti earthquake.
(Also in French).
and the Devil: Debunking the claims that
Haiti's earthquake tragedy was God's revenge
on Haiti for making a 'deal with the devil'.
We Think We Are Doing: Wherever one is on
the spectrum of opinion, to have no theology
for full inclusion, while more or less practicing
it, is worse than having bad theology. Bad theology
cries out for better theology. No theology,
however, calls the whole enterprise into question.
ist das auf Deutch?: Looking at what 'covenant'
might mean in other languages.
Didn't Happen at General Convention 2009â€”and
to Covenant: Reflections on the Third ('Ridley')
Draft of the proposed Anglican Covenant.
Polygamy, Homosexuality, and Generosity
Past Lambeth: Thinking about what the future
might look like after Lambeth 2008.
Really At Stake for the Episcopal Church and
the Anglican Communion
Bishop's Estimate of the Situation: Placing
the current Anglican turmoil in a larger context,
and making recommendations for action.
Have All the Christians Gone? A report of
a visit to Teheran in January 2007. (In
French [online] and in
and Well: Rumours of the demise of the Anglican
Communion are greatly exaggerated. December 2006.
Semper Reformanda or So It Goes: In
a new two-part essay, Bishop Pierre Whalon
considers 'where The Episcopal Church is
at present with respect to its inner life
and the wider Communion' and then attempts
to provide 'some analysis of what needs to
in Europe—A Model? Bishop Whalon reflects
on the Anglican diocesan structure in Europe
to see if it might be a model for other places.
saw the Holy City...' The bishops of the
Episcopal Church confront the necessity of rebuilding
review of Grace and Necessity Bishop
Pierre Whalon takes a careful look at the ambitious
undertaking of the Archbishop' of Canterbury,
to consider the role of art and the artist in
from St Peter's Basilica The Inauguration
of Pope Benedict XVI and the audience
with the Pope the following day.
Ghost of Bishop Pike, Revisited On the recent
Covenant issued by the US House of Bishops.
Whom Do We Belong? On identity, membership,
'the Church Throughout the World' On the
global role of bishops.
to Iraq On being a Christian in a non-Christian
at Cassandra?' The Anglican Communion after
the Eames Commission report: The day after tomorrow...
Love, and Bishops, or, The Ghost of James
Pike On building a theological basis
for recent events.
Hard Work of Reconciliation Just what's behind
the Delegated Pastoral Oversight plan approved
by the House of Bishops.
from Camp Allen The first few days of the
House of Bishops meeting in March 2004, at Camp
Conflicts of Apostles on Christian unity.
Blight of Parallel Jurisdictions With 20,000
denominations, does it matter? Yes.
This Issue? Bishop Whalon pointedly asks
the question. And he essays an answer.
General Convention Reflections from the floor
of the House of Bishops, August 2003.
Boundaries Why there is a need for dioceses
to be aware of their edges: June 2003.
Sheherazade Tell Us One More? Bishop Whalon's report and photo
journal of his trip to Baghdad in February
Sin is it, Anyway? What's right with the
It Just War? Wondering aloud if a preventive
strike against Iraq is morally justifiable. (This
article was also published in the International
Herald Tribune on 14 November 2002 in a shortened
version, titled 'A Moral Justification for Going
to War'. You can read the IHT version here.)
Should We Christians Relate to People of Other
Faiths? At the anniversary of September 11,
finding the answer is evermore urgent.
Jews, Islam, Muslims, and European Christians How
Christians should react to right-wing violence.
sommes tous des américains On
France and its role in religious politics.
- Piety Reconciling
an old concept with a modern world.
a Bishop in Rome One day in November 2001
letter from Paris 11 September 2001
the Ministry and ... ? More thoughts on the
Travail of Planting New Churches First we
stop the committee meetings.
Will it Take to Double Our Size? Musing about
evangelism in the Episcopal Church in the USA.
is the Difference between Anglicanism and Roman
Catholicism? (See also our Spanish and French translations
of this essay.)
Discipline of Canonical Enforcement Anglicans
have traditionally avoided canonical discipline.
When that changes, what happens next?
Piece of the Puzzle The Communion begins
at our parish doorstep.
Bishops Revisited Will this Church of England
concept work in the USA?
in common? What does koinonia really mean?
D039 Why all the fuss?
Democracy General Convention matters.
a Rainbow Why aren't we planting churches
in black communities?
True Measure of a Successful Parish: There's
a problem when you count only live bodies in
- Pour Ãªtre
bon catholique, jâ€™ai dÃ»
quitter lâ€™Ã‰glise de Rome 'To become a good Catholic,
I had to leave the Church of Rome'. In French.
versus Schism Is it better to be heretical
Centrist Moment Has the time come?