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January 2018’s Update to the TCP

The Texts for Common Prayer of the Anglican Church in North America underwent another round of revision this month, following the latest meeting of the College of Bishops.  Everything is listed at their official website.  The following pieces have been updated: Morning … Continue reading

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Learning from the Liturgy: Overlapping Holy Days

The Christian calendar is peppered with holy days – special times set aside to celebrate key figures and events and doctrines that are foundational to the Christian faith and community.  Many of these holidays are affixed to certain dates: Christmas … Continue reading

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Article 5: the Holy Spirit

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 5 states: V. Of the Holy Ghost The Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son, is of one substance, majesty, and glory, with the … Continue reading

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How to Build a Christian Moral Life

The problem with building a Christian moral life is that you cannot just start with the rules.  If you start with the rules you essentially have the same problem as in the Old Testament of having everyone trying to follow … Continue reading

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“Does Anyone Actually Read These?”

If you’re reading this, you probably already know what this blog is about.  I’m a pastor of a small church, I post sermons here, I write devotionals, theological tid-bits, the occasional spiritual thought that I’m pondering, or other such things that … Continue reading

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Trumpism, Pragmatism, Americanism

Many of my fellow Christians have been watching in horror and dread as Donald Trump has continued to rise in the pools, knocking out his rivals for the GOP nomination one by one.  And now that he is the last … Continue reading

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Anglicanism in 2016

Now that the Primates’ gathering in Canterbury is over, we have a chance to digest what just happened.  The Primates of the Anglican Communion (a Primate being the leader of a whole Province, such as the Anglican Church of Uganda, … Continue reading

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