This is Not a Project: A General Confession

If I’m perfectly honest, the General Confession is possibly the single greatest reason that I prefer the 1928 Book to the 1979 Book. And I will get into why that is a little further on. In his Rule, St. Benedict lists twelve steps on the topsy-turvy ladder of humility (chapter seven). The first of these…


This is Not a Project: Introduction

So, a while back I embarked on a project to talk through the Eucharistic Liturgy of the Book of Common Prayer, but I quickly abandoned it. I’m not even going to link to it. I was trying to go through systematically, with some theological and historical rigor. What I realized is that projects like that…

Lewis Statue

C.S. Lewis, Roman Catholicism, and Bad Apologetics

After giving his talk, the venerable old Dominican friar came and sat near me, sipped his beer, and began to ask me questions about myself. Before long, it became clear to him that I was not Catholic but Anglican. As seems almost inevitable among intelligent Catholics, the discovery that I am an intelligent Protestant with…


The Tenth Sunday after Trinity

Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.” – I Cor. 12:3 We must consider two venues when we think of this basic confession of Christian Faith (Jesus is…



TO-DAY every thing preaches, in Heaven and in earth; And all preach the same thing; “Come and worship.” The Shepherds preach; For they have not done telling of Christmas night. Bethlehem preaches; For it shows Him born of a Virgin, And born where the Prophet said He should be. The Angels preach, By the memory…

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A seated man sharpening a quill pen. Engraving by C. Guttenberg after F. van Mieris.
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Welcome to our new and improved website, The North American Anglican online! It’s been awhile since we’ve shown any signs of life as a journal, this marks the beginning of a new chapter for us. New beginnings call for a slight change in focus, one that places web-related articles and content in the spotlight, while…


An Anglican Future without Canterbury and Lambeth?

There is an old fable of the scorpion and the frog. The scorpion wanted to cross the river and asked the frog if he would carry him on his back to get across to the other side. The frog replied that if he tried to help him, the scorpion would surely try to kill him….


Lambeth 2008 – A Retrospect

How will Anglican History view the 2008 Lambeth Conference? Too early to tell, but Rowan Williams stamped his personality and will clearly on every aspect of it. He gave five addresses at the opening retreat. He gave a welcoming address, three presidential addresses, closing the conference with one in which he articulated an agenda for…


GAFCON — Through the Eyes of a Bishop’s Wife

The Lord’s hand was at work in a very powerful way as I watched the plans of the Lord unfold for GAFCON.  I saw up close several of those who had been asked to be on the planning committee. I saw the Lord work through His people. Many moved to prayer and others used to…


A Bishop’s Reflection on Lambeth, Canterbury, and GAFCON

Brethren! I am pleased to read various opinions and thoughts on the on-going issues concerning our faith and the Church, especially in the Anglican Communion with respect to Canterbury and Lambeth, and GAFCON in Jerusalem. I do hope that many of you are taking time to read, hear, and watch TV & internet news regarding the Lambeth conference….

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