Monthly Archives: May 2023

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Concerning the Creeds [Commentary on Browne: Article VIII]

Some Christians think that urging respect for the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds encourages uncritical reverence for merely human words and formulations, whereas it is the Bible alone that has authority to determine our beliefs. The assumption underlying this attitude seems to be that these creeds were formulated in a vacuum, with no regard for…

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To Whom Shall We Go?

Anglicanism After England and Hooker’s Two-Legged Stool ~ There was once a time in England (and, therefore, in these United States also, still being in the loins of her ancestor) when the execution of a careful argument was valued as a demonstration of the soundness of the premises being proposed. We used to believe that…

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

Section II. — Scriptural Proof. I. The Words of Institution. WE know that almost all the sacrifices, among both Jews and Gentiles, were succeeded by a feast upon the body of the sacrificed victim; the persons, who thus fed upon the sacrifice, declaring their interest in the sacred rite, and through it entering into covenant…

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Dawn in the Fall of My Thirtieth Year

And through Tudor windows opens antique timbre— old-forge steel, tempered and flank-fitted for war horses, makes seize-music on meat-pistons that mean plunder: As if. ………For I know a construction truck’s shuddering out its raised dumper, and the sun is a vinegar sponge. And You slowly thumb up Your pure pressure. Let me will to possess…

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The Catholicity of the Apocrypha [Commentary on Browne: Article VI (2)]

Article VI plainly states that “the Church doth read [the Apocryphal books] for example of life and instruction of manners; but yet doth it not apply them to establish any doctrine.” This could be taken to mean simply that people ought to read the Apocrypha on their own. However, a cursory glance at any Prayer…

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Anglicans Shouldn’t Be Building New Colleges

“For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was…

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Miserable Offenders: “God Save the King!”

In this episode, we discuss the recent coronation of King Charles III from an American and Anglican perspective. Did you watch the coronation? Have anything to say about this episode? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Book Review: “Baptism and the Anglican Reformers”

Baptism and the Anglican Reformers. By G. W. Bromiley. Cambridge, UK: James Clarke and Co., 2023. 258 pp. $97.50 (cloth), $33.75 (paper). G. W. Bromiley is perhaps best remembered as one of the translators and a co-editor (with T. F. Torrance) for the English edition of Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics. However, he was also an…

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