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St. Augustine of Hippo

Saint Augustine of Hippo is the undisputed giant of Western Christian theology in the Early Church.  He lived from 354 to 430AD, after the legalization of Christianity in the Roman Empire, amidst a time when false Christianities proliferated, and leading … Continue reading

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Is Eucharistic Doctrine Necessary?

A couple weeks ago I wrote about a range of views held by various traditions concerning Eucharistic Doctrine, or the understanding of Holy Communion.  There, I outlined three families of views (realist, spiritual, and absenteeist) with a number of specific … Continue reading

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Bernard of Clairvaux

Whether you are interested in history, in Christianity, or Christian history, Saint Bernard of Clairveaux is a massively significant and complex person.  He was born in 1090 and lived through one of the more complicated periods of medieval European history.  … Continue reading

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Survey: What’s going on in Holy Communion?

The doctrine of the Eucharist, or Holy Communion, or Lord’s Supper, is a subject of significant debate among various Christian traditions.  Often people tend to over-simplify each others’ (and even their own) views, which inhibits fruitful discussion and the ability … Continue reading

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Who is God?

This was the short/written version of my sermon for Trinity Sunday, 27 May 2018.  When it comes to religion, this is the question behind every question.  The very concept of ‘theology’ is precisely the matter of exploring this question.  Who, … 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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Article 26: Sinful Ministers

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 26 states: XXVI. Of the Unworthiness of the Ministers, which hinders not the effect of the Sacrament Although in the visible Church the evil be ever … Continue reading

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