Monthly Archives: November 2022

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Book Review: “The Case for Christian Nationalism”

(Editor’s Note: recent concerns regarding this book are addressed here) The Case for Christian Nationalism. By Stephen Wolfe. Moscow, ID: Canon Press, 2022. 488 pp. $24.99 (paper). The contemporary effort to formulate an alternative political vision to liberal democracy has been underway for some time now. However, much of the constructive literature thus far has…

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The Wreath Makers’ Ballad: Some Advent Folk Piety

  I have long had an admiration for the “indefatigable” Rev. Dr. William Augustus Muhlenberg. If you’re unfamiliar, he was the father of American Schools and a spiritual giant to the Rev. James Lloyd Breck – the “Apostle of the Wilderness” and founder of Nashotah House – who went on to name his only son…

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Book Review: Charles Chapman Grafton’s “Selected Writings”

Charles Chapman Grafton: Selected Writings. Edited by Clinton Collister. Nashotah, WI: Nashotah House Press, 2022. 261 pp. $11.99 (paper). I first heard about Charles Chapman Grafton, the second Bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac, in presentations on historic intercommunion efforts between Anglicans and Eastern Orthodox in which Bp. Grafton and St. Tikhon of…

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J.C. Ryle on the 39 Articles of Religion (Part 9) “Final Thoughts”

Here are Ryle’s final thoughts on the Articles of Religion, in which he asks that we never be ashamed of the Articles: (4) Finally, let me advise every Churchman who values his soul never to be ashamed of the great leading doctrines which are so nobly set forth in the Articles. Never mind if people call…

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Sunscreen

That day we went to Southport without a thought of Time, or Love, or God, or even sunscreen — when it was late July, and we were nineteen, when beer and cigarettes were all we brought, when swimming naked meant the glimpses caught were also offered, when no desire was unclean, when death was in…

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The Anglo-Lutheran Connection [Commentary on Browne: Introduction (2)]

Thanks in large part to the revisionist Tractarian understanding of the Anglican via media, it is now commonly supposed that the substance of Anglicanism is not Protestant. “The glory of the English Church is, that it has taken the VIA MEDIA, as it has been called. It lies between the (so called) Reformers and the…

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J.C. Ryle on the 39 Articles of Religion (Part 8) “Churchmanship”

As you will see from this brief excerpt of Ryle’s next point, he certainly thinks that one’s churchmanship can be tested by his view of the Thirty-Nine Articles: (3) In the third place, I advise all who read this paper to test all Churchmanship by the test of the Articles. Be not carried away by those who…

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Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles – Article XXVI

Article XXVI. Of the Unworthiness of the Ministers, which hinders not the effect of the Sacrament. ALTHOUGH in the visible Church the evil be ever mingled with the good, and sometimes the evil have chief authority in the Ministration of the Word and Sacraments, yet forasmuch as they do not the same in their own…

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