Tracts for the Times 2.0

Tract XI – On The Church (Part II)

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Erlandson: Tracts for the Times 2.0

The Church is the House of God The Church is not only the Body and Bride of Christ: it’s also the House of God and the place where God lives![1] Throughout the Bible, God builds His house (or Temple), the place where He intends to live with man. In the beginning, God’s house was in…

Tract XI – On The Church (Part I)

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Erlandson: Tracts for the Times 2.0

I have come, in my Tracts, to a discussion of the Church.[1] Having first talked about the Anglican interpretation of Scripture (Tract 9), as well as how the Bible and the Church relate (Tract 10), we may now proceed to use the Scriptures as our foundation for elaborating on Anglican theology and spirituality in every…

Tract X – The Word of God and The People of God

This entry is part 14 of 16 in the series Erlandson: Tracts for the Times 2.0

While some of my Tracts for the Times 2.0 have been more academic (especially the ones on English church history), my goal in the Tracts on Anglican spirituality is, at least in part, to provide brief but substantial works on topics essential to an understanding of Anglican spirituality. While much of the material in these…

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Tract IX – Anglican Biblical Interpretation

This entry is part 13 of 16 in the series Erlandson: Tracts for the Times 2.0

Introduction My plan is to discuss in order the elements of Anglican Spirituality that I presented in Tracts 7 and 8, beginning with Holy Baptism. However, it occurs to me that to lay a foundation for a discussion of baptism, I should first offer a discussion of Anglican biblical interpretation. Not only is such a…

Tract VIII: Anglican Spirituality Diagram

This entry is part 12 of 16 in the series Erlandson: Tracts for the Times 2.0

In Tract 7, I outlined both a skeleton of Anglican spirituality (that the Prayer Book is the Anglican Rule of Life) and enfleshed this skeleton (by providing a list of characteristics of Anglican Prayer Book spirituality). In Tract 8, I will provide both a diagram for how all the parts of Anglican spirituality fit together…

Tract VII: What is Anglican Spirituality?

This entry is part 11 of 16 in the series Erlandson: Tracts for the Times 2.0

Today, after taking an excursus into the ideals of Anglican parochial and higher education, I want to return in the months ahead to laying out a comprehensive vision of Anglican spirituality. In Tract 4, I defined and discussed Christian spirituality in general, and now I want to extend that definition in a more specifically Anglican…

Tract VI – The Idea of the Anglican University

This entry is part 10 of 16 in the series Erlandson: Tracts for the Times 2.0

The Need for Anglican Universities Martin Luther allegedly once said: “If I believed the world were to end tomorrow, I would still plant a tree today.” And so, in spite of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, I’m planting the idea of the Anglican university today. If the church is to create and sustain her own faithful…

Tract V: The Necessity of the Parochial School

This entry is part 9 of 16 in the series Erlandson: Tracts for the Times 2.0

I’m taking a short break from my series of Tracts on Anglican spirituality because God has put on my heart to lay out a vision for Anglican education. In Tract V, I will try to persuade you of the necessity of the parochial school, and in Tract VI, I’ll preach the need for a distinctively…

Tract IV: What is Christian Spirituality?

This entry is part 8 of 16 in the series Erlandson: Tracts for the Times 2.0

Tracts for the Times 2.0 In my next series of tracts, I will be presenting a comprehensive outline of Christian spirituality, as embodied in the Anglican tradition. In Tract #4, I’ll define just what Christian spirituality is. What is spirituality? The word “spirituality” has taken on different connotations in Christianity. Originally, the word was derived…

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