Tagged Anglicanism

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Holding the Center, or Moving Goalposts?

Dr. Winfield Bevins, in his recent post at Anglican Pastor entitled, “Whatever happened to the Anglican Via Media?” issues a call for Anglicans to unite at the “center.”  His thesis that the center of Anglicanism is rooted in several of her formularies, namely the Thirty-Nine Articles, the three ecumenical creeds, and adding the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral…

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Lenten Treasure Hunting

Since I first began to observe the season of Lent, one of my favorite disciplines has been to find an edifying book or collection of writings from Church history to read as part of my devotions. Most years, I revisit a forty-day reading plan of the Church Fathers. That was one of my first introductions…

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Area Parents Convinced Protestant Churches “Gateway Drug” to Roman Catholicism

Chesapeake, VA—Determined to save their college-aged offspring from Papal hellfire, Charles “Chuck” and Rebekah Wolfe have gotten really serious about mocking their children’s traditional Protestantism, which is pretty much the same thing as Roman Catholicism. Stephanie and Amy, their two daughters, left their nondenominational roots and started attending more liturgically-oriented Protestant congregations during their freshman…

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A Case for Singing the Psalms

Since I was a child, the psalms have been a part of my devotional life. My mother read us a psalm and chapter of Proverbs every day before school. When I was old enough to do my devotions privately, I continued the practice. In my sophomore year of high school, I wrote a pop/rock setting…

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John Owen was Not an Anglican

Some of the greatest challenges for Anglicanism today revolve around identity, uniformity, discipline, theology, and limits. At what point does something or someone cease from being Anglican? How do Anglicans preserve an appropriate breadth while also recognizing the need for consistency and the tendency for traditions to narrow down over time? These quandaries were brought…

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