"Why the Battle" Teaching Series

In March 2018, the Rev. Dr. Kendall Harmon, Canon Theologian for the Diocese of South Carolina, and the Rev. Al Zadig, Jr., Rector of St. Michael’s Church, Charleston, teamed up for six teachings exploring the theological divide that exists between the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of North America. The course recognizes that this same divide exists in several mainstream denominations and shows why the problem stems from a failure of discipleship. The course is not about politics and sexuality; it is about core beliefs, theology, and discipleship.  The session topics are: Over-Under; Christology; Sin and Salvation; Anthropology; Marriage; The Church.

The series will be presented at Mayesville Presbyterian Church over the course of six Wednesday night sessions: September 12 & 26, October 10 & 24, and November 14 & 28.  Each session will begin with a light supper at 5:00 p.m.  The teaching will follow from 5:30-6:30.  If you plan to join us for supper, kindly complete the contact form on this page.  Your RSVP will help us make adequate preparations for the meal.  There is no charge to attend the study.

In addition to his role as Canon Theologian for the Diocese of South Carolina, the Rev. Canon Dr. Kendall S. Harmon is the associate rector of Christ St. Paul's Church, Yonges Island, the Anglican Missional Partnerships Coordinator, and the highly regarded author of the weblog "Titus One Nine."   He is a sought-after speaker for a wide variety of theological gatherings.  Most recently, he was invited to speak at the Global Anglican Futures Conference (GAFCON) in Jerusalem, June 17-22, 2018.  Dr. Harmon presented a seminar entitled “Understanding the Christian Doctrine of Hell” along with Rico Tice, Senior Minister at All Souls, Langham Place, in London (UK). The pair explored both the theological underpinnings of hell in Scripture as well as provided practical applications for this doctrine in the ministries of the 2000 clergy and laity in attendance.  GAFCON, whose mission is “to guard the unchanging, transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ and to proclaim Him to the world,” is founded on the Bible, bound together by the Jerusalem Statement and Declaration of 2008, and led by a Primates Council which represents the majority of the world’s Anglicans.  Dr. Harmon is married to Elizabeth Harmon.  They have three children: Abigail, Nathaniel, and Selimah  (Source: Diocese of South Carolina website)


The Rev. Alfred “Al” T.K. Zadig, Jr. has been Rector of St. Michael’s Church since September, 2007.  He previously served as rector of All Saints Church in Chevy Chase, Maryland in the Diocese of Washington, DC. Before that, he served at St. Michael’s as an assistant to the rector for 5 ½ years. Born in Connecticut, the Mr. Zadig holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and the Seminary at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.  He also attended the University of Glasgow on exchange, in Glasgow Scotland. Before seminary, he interned at the British Broadcasting Company in Britain, then worked for a CBS affiliate in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as a sports reporter and anchor. After Myrtle Beach, Mr. Zadig came to Charleston and worked for an NBC affiliate producing the 6:00 p.m. news.  From Charleston, he went to the School of Theology at Sewanee.  His wife, Elizabeth (Libby), is a South Carolina native from St. Matthews and is a specialist in the field of Hearing-Impaired Education.  Al and Libby have three children, Wimberly, Christian, and Hudson.  (Source: St. Michael's Church website)