About our new issue, Strength in Weakness

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Welcome to Carolina Grace: Strength in Weakness. We launched Carolina Grace back in 2009 as an effort to promote unity and provide a platform for the unhindered expression and exploration of theological thought. To write and speak of God is nothing short of the very worship of God. Additionally, we continue to offer essays chronicling our own history as Episcopalians in South Carolina. In Bishop William Alexander Guerry’s words, “We take a backward glance today to gain fresh courage for the future, and a deeper consecration to the great work to which God has called us.” That broad mission continues. Continue reading

What now?

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The slaying of the nine saints of Mother Emanuel is changing the community of South Carolina, and beyond, in ways that we simply cannot yet fully see.

We know that events can change a community. This is no new or great or profound revelation; it’s simply the way of life. General agreement exists for the following two statements:

The Spoleto Festival, founded in 1977, has changed the Charleston community.

Hurricane Hugo in 1989 changed the Lowcountry. Continue reading