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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 a book of Worship

This is part nine of sixteen in a series, “The Bible Is…“ Throughout the pages of the Bible, there are many texts and passages that describe, teach about, or simply model how to worship God.  While the Bible is not, … Continue reading

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How to Spot a Wolf: The Call

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” – Matthew 7:15 The purpose of this series is not to tear down and accuse anyone of heresy, but to cut straight to the … Continue reading

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How is civil life to be run – Summarizing Articles 37-39

For the most part, the final three Articles dealing with the relationship between Church and State contain a political theology that is familiar to the American reader today.  Promises and solemn oaths are permitted, the ownership of property is upheld … 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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On the Ordination of Women in 2017

Perhaps the most noteworthy bugbear of the Anglican Church in North America is the fact that we have (fiercely) divided opinions on the subject of the ordination of women.  The status quo set forth in the Constitution & Canons since the … Continue reading

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