Monthly Archives: April 2023

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Rubrics and Nuclear Engineering

The views expressed in this essay do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Defense or Naval Reactors, nor does it indicate endorsement of DoD or NR policies. All material discussed is open-sourced and not subject to the classification stipulations of the Atomic Energy Act of 1957. In a former life I worked…

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The Filioque and Its Current Status [Commentary on Browne: Article V]

Consult any pre-21st century English or American Prayer Book and you will find in the Nicene Creed that the Holy Spirit proceeds “from the Father and the Son.”[1] The phrase “and the Son” is a translation of the Latin term Filioque, with the opening words of Article V—“The Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and…

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From Kigali to the Home – Moving Forward From GAFCON IV

Alleluia, Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen indeed, Alleluia! The Paschal acclamation should ring along with the bells of Easter during this Eastertide. We have further news to celebrate as GAFCON IV ends with the Kigali Commitment – a statement issued by one of the largest (if not the largest) gatherings of Anglicans from…

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Susanna Wesley, Parental Catechist

William Beveridge in his Private Thoughts on Religion, and Church Catechism Explained wrote, “This, therefore, being the great cause of that shameful decay of the Christian religion that is so visible among us, we can never expect to see it repaired, unless the great duty of catechising be revived….”[1] He adds that parents play the…

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The Quest for a North American Anglican Theological Center

Some Thoughts and Proposals For those paying attention to the Anglican blogosphere and social media, it will come as no surprise that the idea of a theological center weighs heavy on the minds of many North American Anglicans. There seems to be a general sense that Anglicanism’s historic latitude on matters of doctrine and discipline…

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Our Equinox

             For Adriano The kids emerge to afternoon from ancient doors At St. Mary’s, pre-Ks eager to dash and hide Around the green at Gregory College House. It’s hard to tell which one’s mine, which is yours, As they frolic and tumble, dive and slide Down grass, spin a circle,…

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Expertise, Chatbots, and the Soul

With all the chat about AI and chatbots, you might think there really isn’t anything distinctive about consciousness or, God forbid, we bring up the soul let alone the afterlife. This is certainly the impression some scientists are feeding the rest of us. But, is this really the case? And, should we buy it? In…

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Book Review: “A History of Global Anglicanism”

A History of Global Anglicanism. By Kevin Ward. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 376 pp. $66.99 (paper). Anglicanism is inescapably English; not only does the name imply it, but the tradition originated due to specific political actions of the English monarch. Kevin Ward challenges this claim in his book A History of Global Anglicanism. Although…

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