Monthly Archives: February 2021

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Call for Book Review Submissions

Here at the North American Anglican, we would like to feature at least one book review a month. We are interested primarily in Anglican theology but in theology and Church history more broadly. If there is a book you’d like to review, send an email to editor@northamanglican.com containing the title and author of the book…

An Homily Concerning the Coming Down of the Holy Ghost

An Homily Concerning the Coming Down of the Holy Ghost and the Manifold Gifts of the Same for Whitsunday Before we come to the declaration of the great and manifold gifts of the Holy Ghost, wherewith the Church of God hath been evermore replenished, it shall first be needful briefly to expound unto you whereof…

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Restoring and Rebuilding Trinity Connersville

This article serves as something of a diary entry for the missionaries first mentioned in a recent article here at the North American Anglican. We hope to highlight some of the day to day challenges that face a church plant in the year of Our Lord 2021 but also to glory in the small miracles…

Joseph’s Suspicion

by Rainer Maria Rilke The angel spoke to him and took great pains to reach the man, whose hands were tightly balled: “But don’t you see that in her every fold she is as cool as God’s own early morn?” Yet back at him the other darkly stared, muttering just “What’s made this change in…

Dearly Beloved

“Dearly beloved” is one of the most well-known phrases from the Prayer Book. Virtually anyone who hears it (regardless of religious affiliation), thinks of weddings. But this form of address is not unique to the marriage liturgy: the phrase (or variations of it) is found all over the Prayer Book. It is the principal formula…

Compiègne

—June 2001, June 1940 I We take the train, a friend and I, northeast from Paris.  Old Compiègne has cobblestones, fine buildings, souvenirs of war (not least, an empress’s museum), overtones of failure.  First, we visit the château, have lunch at a café, outdoors, in shade, then find a taxi driver free to show us—somber…

COVID-19: A Liturgical Response

Should churches obey government restrictions on public services due to COVID-19? This has been a controversial question among Christians, and this essay will not answer it. Partisans on both sides, after all, are motivated by non-negotiable common goods: health on the one hand, religion on the other. Many Americans, of course, are particularly concerned with…

Book Review “A Poetics of Orthodoxy: Christian Truth as Aesthetic Foundation”

A Poetics of Orthodoxy: Christian Truth as Aesthetic Foundation. By Benjamin P. Myers. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2020. 140 pp. $39 (cloth); $19 (paper). Benjamin P. Myers begins A Poetics of Orthodoxy with what is by now a familiar argument, namely that “the church needs art” (1). By this Myers does not mean we need…

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