Monthly Archives: October 2023

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Violence and “Necessity”: A Corrective

When moral and political injustices abound unchallenged, the wronged contemplate violence as a recourse. For Christians who live in such a time, two questions arise: does violence better conform the world to Christ, and is violence committed for righteousness’ sake justified? French sociologist Jacques Ellul considered these questions at length in a book on the…

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Talking Anglican Seminaries

Andrew and Isaac answer a listener’s question regarding theological and ministerial education in the Anglican Church.

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Mature Complementarianism

The evangelical debate between complementarianism and egalitarianism has mostly cooled off in recent years, but the end of this debate more closely resembles a stalemate than a proper peace agreement. The discourse on this issue has devolved into the occasional firing of proof texts from either side when the subject becomes relevant for a brief…

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An Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles – Article XXXI

Article XXXI. Of the one Oblation of Christ finished upon the Cross. THE Offering of Christ once made is that perfect redemption, propitiation, and satisfaction, for all the sins of the whole world, both original and actual; and there is none other satisfaction for sin, but that alone. Wherefore the sacrifices of Masses, in the…

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Saint Edward the Confessor: A Saint for Our Time

A Sermon for the Joint Synods Mass (G-3), October 13, 2023 The Translation of St. Edward the Confessor St. Edward and Changing Time St. Edward was born around the year 1003 and died in 1066. He reigned as King of England from 1042 until his death. It was a time of extended peace. Edward was…

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An Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles – Article XXX

Article XXX. Of both Kinds. THE Cup of the Lord is not to be denied to the Lay-people: for both the parts of the Lord’s Sacrament, by Christ’s ordinance and commandment, ought to be ministered to all Christian men alike. De utraque Specie. CALIX Domini laicis non est denegandus, utraque enim pars Dominici Sacramenti ex…

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This Bird has Flown

One thing I want to know   my friend is what’s so good   Norwegian wood? It makes a teaky kind of cage where you are held   hawk under hood Although I love to hear you sing you bide your time   not as you should for something good’s been undermined in sneaky ways   Norwegian wood I doubt…

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A Call to Arms to Restore TEC: The Mission of the Episcopal Fellowship for Renewal

The decline of mainline Protestantism has been covered ad nauseum from Christian news sources and literature to American “mainstream” media.[1] In 1975, mainline Protestants comprised 31% of Americans, whereas only 21% of Americans identified as evangelical Protestants. Since then, mainline Protestantism entered a steep decline, landing at a meager 11% of Americans in 2018.[2] Two…

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Euclid and the Art of Loving: Reflections on Euclid’s 8th

I was listening to a lecture the other day when I learned a great truth about love. This talk had little to do with ethics, and even less to do with philosophy. It was neither sermonic nor “theological” (in the way that we use the term). Indeed, the word love never made an appearance. But…

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