Tag Archives: ecclesiology

What Kind of Anglican am I?

One of the curious self-reflection questions that has gotten me honestly puzzled over the past couple years is the question of my “churchmanship.”  You can read a longer explanation of the concept here if you like, but in brief, churchmanship within … Continue reading

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Let another take his office

It may be strange, but my favorite story in the book of Acts is the latter half of chapter 1, wherein the eleven apostles meet, discern who is to replace Judas as the twelfth apostle, and ordain him.  When I … Continue reading

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Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – Deut. 9:26-29

I put together a little homily on a reading from Deuteronomy! Subject index: * 00:00 Introduction to the text * 01:35 Breaking down the prayer * 05:17 The Communion of Saints * 06:46 The Need for an Intermediary * 10:38 … Continue reading

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Blessed are the people who have the Lord for their God

On the 30th day of the month in the Prayer Book tradition, we come to the end of the Psalms in the daily rounds of prayer, and among them is Psalm 144. Like the one we explored last Monday, this … Continue reading

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Jesus is the Answer

Christmas Sunday Homily, 2019 Jesus is the answer. When Solomon prayed for Wisdom, and when we follow his example (as in Wisdom 9:1-7), Jesus is the answer.  “O come thou wisdom from on high, and ordrest all things mightily….  Rejoice, … Continue reading

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Will the Real Catholics Please Stand Up?

In common parlance, the word “catholic” is synonymous with the Roman Catholic Church.  There are a number of Lutherans and Anglicans around who refer to themselves as catholic – I’ve been one of those for around ten years now.  Some … Continue reading

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The Maccabean Famine

Originally posted on The Saint Aelfric Customary:
In Evening Prayer we’re walking through some brief highlights of 1 & 2 Maccabees this week, and I thought that since so many Anglicans today have minimal experience with these books, it would…

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Violence in the Kingdom of God

Matthew 11:12 is a perplexing verse for many a reader and interpreter.  There, Jesus says From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. First of all, … Continue reading

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Catholic Christianity in a Nutshell

This video post is a sort of combination of two similar blog posts from a while back. Index: 00:00 Introduction 01:28 Definitions of ‘catholic’ 04:08 Jesus at the center of our doctrine 09:23 Jesus at the center of our worship … Continue reading

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“A Protestant Learns About Anglicanism”

Lately I’ve started seeing more and more suggested videos showing up on my YouTube home page from the Ten Minute Bible Hour, hosted by another guy named Matt who likes to learn and share what he learns.  A few of … Continue reading

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