Tag Archives: hagiography

Faith and Faulty Science

Saint Augustine of Hippo wrote one of the earliest “personal testimony” autobiographies that we still have today among our Christian literature.  In roughly 300 pages, he walks through his life from infancy to his present day, detailing the state of … Continue reading

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Asking Questions with St. Thomas

Traditional Collect for St. Thomas’ Day: ALMIGHTY and ever-living God, who for the more confirmation of the faith did suffer your holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful in your Son’s resurrection: Grant us so perfectly, and without all doubt, to … Continue reading

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John Keble & the Protest of the Innocent

Today In History: Church Decline & Revival On 14 July 1833, John Keble preached a famous sermon that inspired a religious revival in England and spread to Anglican churches across the world.  That sermon was entitled “National Apostasy,” and it … Continue reading

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An Anglican Martyr

As “reformed catholics,” Anglicans have a curious relationship with the celebration of the Saints.  While most of the core cast of characters from the New Testament are given “major feast days” to be remembered in the annual liturgy of the … Continue reading

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An Historic Moment

A few hours from now, it will be morning in England, and a special gathering of the Primates of the Anglican Communion will be meeting.  The relationships between the various Provinces have been increasingly strained over the past ten or … Continue reading

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Keep Your Eyes Ahead

This was my sermon for the 23rd Sunday after Trinity.   Keep your eyes ahead. The attitude of any person should never be dominated solely by the present, but also with a mind to the future. When you know what … Continue reading

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The Four Degrees of Love

St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090 – 1153) was a monk who was very influential in his day and has been ever since.  Even the Protestant Reformers, including John Calvin and Martin Luther, looked back on his writings with fondness and … Continue reading

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