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The Ecclesiastical Books

One of the curiosities of Anglican practice, compared to other Protestant traditions, is the use of a number of books that aren’t in the standard Protestant Bible.  These books are found in the Greek version of the Old Testament and … Continue reading

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The Formularies as Exposition

Something I spent a lot of time doing over the past couple years was developing my sense of grounding in the formularies of the Anglican tradition.  As I’ve written elsewhere, a “formulary” is a document that formulates the basis of a … Continue reading

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How God Speaks

One of the hallmarks of the 20th century Evangelical movement is biblical infallibility and (albeit with some competing definitions) inerrancy.  It has been a classical Evangelical, and typically Protestant in general, assumption that the Bible is the complete and sufficient Word of … Continue reading

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The Bible is a book of Paul’s Epistles

This is part ten of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…“ A brief survey of the New Testament quickly reveals that, by title count, one man authored large chunk of it: 13 of 27 books – nearly half – … Continue reading

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The Bible is the New Covenant

This is part four of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…“ Throughout the Old Testament, written before the time of Christ, are hints and promises that the Covenant made with God’s people will be replaced with a better one.  … Continue reading

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Article 38: Private Possessions

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 38 states: XXXVIII. Of Christian men’s Goods, which are not common The Riches and Goods of Christians are not common, as touching the right, title, and … Continue reading

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Article 37: Civil Authority

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 37 states: XXXVII. Of the Civil Magistrates The King’s Majesty hath the chief power in this Realm of England, and other his Dominions, unto whom the … Continue reading

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