Monthly Archives: December 2022

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An Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles – Article XXVII (Part 2)

Section III. — History. IT has generally been considered, that on the doctrine of baptismal grace the testimony of primitive antiquity is more than ordinarily clear, uniform, and consentient. A very high esteem of the Sacraments pervades the writings of all the fathers, and is especially apparent in their respect for baptism. The controversies of…

Gerald Bray and the Anglican Communion’s Identity Crisis

I heard a joke recently that any time three Anglicans are in a room together you’ll have four different opinions on doctrine. It’s the kind of joke that cuts deep because at its heart is a very real disunity that haunts the tradition. The longer I’ve read into the tradition, the more the church’s centuries-old…

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December, Henry County

The dead grass stands where it withered. The corn stubble, a muted choir its praises more remembered than sung in this landscape devoid even of the solace of snow. The sun muted behind the gauzy sky makes no shadows. No one here believes in spring. Summer is a myth, a story of the man and…

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Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles – Article XXVII (Part 1)

Article XXVII. Of Baptism. BAPTISM is not only a sign of profession, and mark of difference, whereby Christian men are discerned from others that be not christened, but it is also a sign of Regeneration or new Birth, whereby, as by an instrument, they that receive Baptism rigtly are grafted into the Church; the promises…

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