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Did the Oxford Movement Ruin Everything?

The Argument It’s difficult to be an Anglican today. Visit a church with “Anglican” on the door and the chances that you will hear the words of Thomas Cranmer are pretty low. The odds of encountering liturgical dance, praise and worship, t-shirted pastors perched atop stools, priestesses, chasubles, moral therapeutic deism, progressive therapeutic theism, conservative…

Monastics, Every One of Us

In the midst of life we are in death; of whom may we seek for help, but you, O Lord, who for our sins are justly displeased? The Committal, ACNA Book of Common Prayer, 2019, page 260 The selected quote may also be found in the Anthem to the Holy Saturday service, on page 579…

Reflections from a CANA Priest

Thursday morning the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) published a press release announcing that Archbishop Foley Beach, the ACNA Primate, and Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, the primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), had signed an agreement clarifying the status of the dioceses of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) with respect…

Lenten Treasure Hunting

Since I first began to observe the season of Lent, one of my favorite disciplines has been to find an edifying book or collection of writings from Church history to read as part of my devotions. Most years, I revisit a forty-day reading plan of the Church Fathers. That was one of my first introductions…

Quo Vadis: Anglican Clergy Formation and Ministry?

What follows are some observations about trends in Anglican Clergy Formation and Anglican Ministry, and some talking point proposals about how dioceses and seminaries can respond to these trends proactively. Overall Thesis: Clergy formation and ministry are undergoing a time of transition in America. Residential seminary is giving way to more diocese-based training. Full-time positions…

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