Category Archives: Theological

Article 35: The Books of Homilies

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 35 states: XXXV. Of the Homilies The second Book of Homilies, the several titles whereof we have joined under this Article, doth contain a godly and … Continue reading

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Article 34: Church Traditions

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 34 states: XXXIV. Of the Traditions of the Church It is not necessary that Traditions and Ceremonies be in all places one, and utterly like; for … Continue reading

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Article 33: The Excommunicated

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 33 states: XXXIII. Of Excommunicate Persons, how they are to be avoided That person which by open denunciation of the Church is rightly cut off from … Continue reading

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Article 22 Revisited: the Saints as Advocates

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 22 states: XXII. Of Purgatory The Romish Doctrine concerning Purgatory, Pardons, Worshipping, and Adoration, as well of Images as of Reliques, and also invocation of Saints, … Continue reading

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Reformed Catholicism

Something I noticed rather prominent in the writings of various 17th century Anglicans as I was reading from them early this year was that they never referred to the “Roman Catholic Church.”  Romans, Papists, but never Catholics.  The reason for … Continue reading

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Article 32: Married Clergy

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 32 states: XXXII. Of the Marriage of Priests Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, are not commanded by God’s Law, either to vow the estate of single life, … Continue reading

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Give Unto Caesar

This is my homily for 22 October 2017, on Isaiah 45:1-7 & Matthew 22:15-22. Today we’ve got a fun couple of Scripture readings to deal with.  The main one we’re going to address is the Gospel reading, containing Jesus’ famous teaching … Continue reading

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