Matthew Townsend

Matthew Townsend
Matthew Townsend has worked in editorial, journalistic, and web development roles with a variety of organizations, including the The Living Church, the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY, and the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida. He is a member of Episcopal Communicators and has consulted with a variety of ecumenical organizations, including Atlantic School of Theology, the Presbyterian Endowment Network, and the Associated Church Press.

Let there be light—in childbirth

Welcoming a baby into the world involves making a seemingly endless number of decisions, all of which become increasingly urgent and important when childbirth arrives.

Special delivery

As editor of the Anglican Journal, I sometimes agonize over the editorials I write—spending days developing and discarding drafts before settling on a message that

Blurred visions

2020 shattered our assumptions. What will 2021 bring? If you’ve heard someone use the phrase “20/20 vision,” you’ve probably gathered that they meant perfect vision—the

‘God is waiting for us’

As COVID-19 propels us towards a different kind of Christmas, this Advent could be a time for considering God’s expectations for Christians and the church, says Newfoundland priest and theological studies professor Robert Cooke.

Photo of transport trucks on an ice road.

North and South

As the Anglican Church of Canada considers its future in an ongoing and evolving strategic planning process, it seems likely to encounter a familiar question: What about the North?

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