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LiturgicalCredo.com is an online
project of wayfaring into the past for
clues to our beginning and our end,
and expressions of those clues. Think
of the project as
old paths newly
rendered
.

Ergo, LiturgicalCredo.com is devoted
to:

The intersections of history with the
present;

A belief in the continued
meaningfulness of ancient forms of
worship;

The aesthetic expressions that grow
from those rituals and traditions;

The thought informed by those
rituals and traditions;

Sacramental and Incarnational ways
of seeing the world, i.e., views that
acknowledge the value of the
created, material world because of
God's historical (Jesus of Nazareth)
and current (Eucharistic bread and
wine) presence within it;

Offering a platform for established
and up-and-coming writers, artists
and thinkers.

Read the founding essay here.
Who We Are
Colin Burch
Editor & Publisher
Colin Burch spent 10 years in the newspaper business. During that time, he interviewed a diverse bunch
of folks, including Dan Akroyd, P.J. O'Rourke, Pat Buchanan, former S.C. Governor Jim Hodges, and the
late founder of Hooters, Bob Brooks. Burch is a former business editor and former features editor for a
Knight Ridder daily newspaper. He has won awards from the North Carolina Press Association and the
South Carolina Press Association. He is currently a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the
National Book Critics Circle, and the Committee of Concerned Journalists, and he is an affiliate member
of the Religion Newswriters Association. Lately, he has been teaching freshman writing and sophomore
literature classes at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, S.C. His freelance work has appeared in
The
Charlotte (N.C.) Observer, The Sumter (S.C.) Item, The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.), The Weekly
Surge (Myrtle Beach, S.C.), Iodine: A Poetry Journal
, and Appraisal: The Journal of the Society for
Post-Critical and Personalist Studies
. Colin and his wife, Kristi, spent four months in 1998 studying at
the L'Abri Fellowship branch in Greatham, England. In 2006, he received a writing scholarship to attend
the C.S. Lewis Foundation's Summer Institute, held at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., where he
participated in workshops conducted by poet and playwright Jeanne Murray Walker. Colin holds a
bachelors degree in English from N.C. State University, and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from
Queens University in Charlotte. He attends Trinity Episcopal Church in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where he is a
lay teacher and a former vestry member, and his wife Kristi is the children's ministry director. Colin and
Kristi have three daughters. Colin can be reached at colin@liturgicalcredo.com.

Jess Upshaw Glass
Fiction Editor
Jess Glass holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Mary Washington, where she studied
under Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Claudia Emerson, and a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from
Queens University of Charlotte. As an undergraduate, she was the literary editor for
Aubade, the
university's literary magazine, and she was a yearbook photographer. She won the annual writing contest
at UMW for her paper on Ralph Ellison's
Invisible Man. She had a brief stint as a newspaper copy editor,
and her reviews have been published in
The Free Lance-Star and The Caroline Progress.  She also
teaches the toddler class at Common Ground Christian Church in Fredericksburg, Va.  She and her
husband, Chris, have a dog named Sharkbait and a cat named Rutherford B. Hayes.


Byron Harris
Associate Editor
Byron Harris is a former assignment editor for CNN. He holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies in
Old Testament from Columbia Theological Seminary, where he studied under Walter Brueggeman. He
also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching English from Agnes Scott College. Byron and his wife, Rie, own
and operate Splintered Light Bookstore in Charlottesville, Va.;
www.splinteredlightbooks.com.


Charles B. Jordan, Jr.
Editorial Adviser
Charles Jordan is an attorney in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He holds a bachelors degree in religion and political
science from The College of William & Mary, and a juris doctor degree with honors from the University of
South Carolina. He is formerly Senior Warden at Trinity Episcopal Church in Myrtle Beach, where he
teaches the senior high Sunday school class. Charlie and his wife, Amy, have two children.


Peter Reinhart
Editorial Adviser
Peter Reinhart is an acknowledged expert on bread, a full-time baking instructor at Johnson & Wales
University in Charlotte, N.C., and author of several books, including
Sacramental Magic in a Small
Café; Brother Juniper's Bread Book: Slow Rise as Method and Metaphor; American Pie: My Search
for the Perfect Pizza;
and Crust & Crumb: Master Formulas for Serious Bakers. He recently completed
a new book on whole grain breads, which was released in 2007 by Ten Speed Press.
What We're About
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