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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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How to Deal with Sin

This is my sermon for 10 September 2017, on Matthew 18:15-20. Your Own Sins The Ten Commandments, traditionally used at the beginning of the Anglican liturgy, remind us in methodical detail that we are sinners.  The Summary of the Law … Continue reading

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What is the Church? – summarizing Articles 19-24

The 19th through 24th Articles, for the most part, set out the basics of the Anglican doctrine of the Church: what it is, what its authorities are, and how it worships and functions.  In many (especially Protestant) churches today, there … Continue reading

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Christians and/or Hypocrites?

These are extracts from my sermon today on the Parable of the Wheat & the Weeds (Matthew 13:24-30, 34-43). Introduction I’m sure you’ve all heard this before: “I don’t like church because of all the hypocrites there.” Story: A woman tells … Continue reading

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Article 24: Native Language

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 24 states: XXIV. Of speaking in the Congregation in such a tongue as the people understandeth It is a thing plainly repugnant to the Word of … Continue reading

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Patriotism and the Church’s Agenda

A thorny question that always pops up this time of year (and seems to get thornier with each passing year) is how and to what extent the churches should acknowledge Independence Day here in the USA.  A lot of Christians … Continue reading

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Article 23: Valid Ministers

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 23 states: XXIII. Of Ministering in the Congregation It is not lawful for any man to take upon him the office of publick preaching, or ministering … Continue reading

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