Articles by Jay Thomas

Jay Thomas

The Rev. Jay Thomas (B.S. U.S. Naval Academy) is a former Nuclear Engineering Officer in the Navy. Ordained in the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy, Jay was recently called as rector of St. Mark's Anglican Church in Moultrie, Georgia (Diocese of the South), where he is starting this May.


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…


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…


Anglican Pastoral Theology and Contraceptives

INTRODUCTION In 1930, the Lambeth Conference of Anglican Bishops issued a controversial resolution on the role of artificial contraceptives within the confines of marital sex. For the first time, a mainstream Christian tradition made allowance for a limited use of contraceptives, what they described as the “moral obligations” and constraints of the married couple as…


Book Review: “An Archbishop of the Reformation”

An Archbishop of the Reformation: Laurentius Petri Nericius, Archbishop of Uppsala, 1531-73. A Study of His Liturgical Projects. By The Rev. Dr. Eric E. Yelverton. London: The Epworth Press, 1958. xxi + 153 pp. Introduction It is quite unusual to review a book that is long out of print; however, books from previous generations help…


Liturgy at the Deathbed

“Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the…

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