What is essential to our faith? How does God engage with us? And what does it mean to belong to God and to one another in community? These three connected issues of Cowley magazine from the SSJE Brothers take up fundamental questions about what it means to be part of the Church today in light of the very real challenges we face in the world beyond the church doors: pandemic, climate emergency, grief, sickness, exile, conflict. Across these pages, Brothers find God at work in surprising ways. Ultimately the struggles and practices they share here remind us that faith is not something we simply say; it is something we do, a way that we engage our world in all its beautiful mess.

Join us in this exploration of what it means to believe, engage, and belong.

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Cowley is the magazine newsletter of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist. It features theological reflections, Christian formation materials, interviews, updates on Brothers' mission work and community life, upcoming offerings, and other news and events in the life of the Society.

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Power & Authority
Incarnation in the Digitial Age
Answering God's Call
Renewing Our Foundations
Why Church Matters
The Fourth Gospel
The Creation
Reconcilation with Creation
The Psalms

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  1. Susan Berkenbush on September 23, 2014 at 07:37

    I would really like to subscribe to the Cowley Magazine. I’ve tried several times to order it but to no avail! I need instructions, please……..

  2. Nancy on May 15, 2014 at 11:49

    I have not received my Spring issue of Cowley magazine. Please send me one. I love the publication and read it cover to cover.
    Thank you, Nancy

    • Reviewer on May 15, 2014 at 12:59

      Thank you for asking, Nancy. The new issue is on its way to everyone on the mailing list!

  3. The Rev'd Fr. W. Ramsey Richardson on May 1, 2013 at 12:35

    Thank you for this latest edition of Cowley Magazine, which I received a couple of days ago. It is the first one I have ever received and I am so grateful to you for sending it to me. For this 82 year old, it was uplifting and enlightening to say nothing of comforting. Again, profound thanks!

  4. Christopher Roper on January 28, 2013 at 01:08

    I’ve just finished reading the Winter 2013 edition of Cowley. It was a wonderful read, reigniting my love of the psalms. Thanks to God for this magazine but, more so, thanks to God for each individual brother of the SSJE, for your commitment and great contribution to our Church.

    from afar in Australia

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