Articles by Barton Gingerich

Barton Gingerich

The Rev. Barton J. Gingerich is the rector of St. Jude's Anglican Church (REC) in Richmond, VA. He holds a B. A. in History from Patrick Henry College and an M.Div. with a concentration in historical theology from Reformed Episcopal Seminary.


All laud to Thee, O Holy Ghost

Tune: Tallis’ Canon All laud to Thee, O Holy Ghost, Who dost indwell the saintly host, A temple fair and holy, we Who now are set at liberty. For hovered Thou o’er waters deep, And by Thy power the oceans heap’d To bring dry land upon the earth Before mankind had had his birth. Thou…


If Not Cheez-Whiz, Then What?

A few weeks ago, I kicked over a hornet’s nest with regard to worship in the wider church and why Anglicans shouldn’t copy it. However, the Rev. Mark Perkins made some trenchant, concerned observations, which I think boil down to the fact that traditionalist Anglicans rarely have their own house in order. As such, we…


“None in Fruit thy Peer May Be”

Faithful cross! above all other, one and only noble tree! None in foliage, none in blossom, none in fruit thy peer may be; sweetest wood and sweetest iron! Sweetest weight is hung on thee. Bend thy boughs, O tree of glory! Thy relaxing sinews bend; for awhile the ancient rigor that thy birth bestowed, suspend;…


Hillsong and Cheez Whiz Anglicanism

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Hillsong is in trouble. While the superstar pastor Carl Lentz fell from grace back in 2020, now several other scandals have arisen, including the “global pastor” Brian Houston resigning due to breaking the church’s code of conduct. Members, pastors, and entire congregations are leaving. The Hillsong leadership…


On the Origins of the Deaconess

The ancient order of deaconesses seems to be making a comeback of sorts in the Reformed Episcopal Church. In his presiding episcopal report a few weeks ago, the Most. Rev. Ray Sutton mentioned the continued interest in this order by women of the subjurisdiction. Moreover, the Anglican Province of America and other bodies feature a…


John Owen was Not an Anglican

Some of the greatest challenges for Anglicanism today revolve around identity, uniformity, discipline, theology, and limits. At what point does something or someone cease from being Anglican? How do Anglicans preserve an appropriate breadth while also recognizing the need for consistency and the tendency for traditions to narrow down over time? These quandaries were brought…

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