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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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O come let us adore him

O Come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethelehem; Come and adore him, born the King of angels. For weeks we have repeated the Bible’s final prayer: “Even so, come Lord Jesus.”  We … Continue reading

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Article 38: Private Possessions

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 38 states: XXXVIII. Of Christian men’s Goods, which are not common The Riches and Goods of Christians are not common, as touching the right, title, and … Continue reading

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Article 37: Civil Authority

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 37 states: XXXVII. Of the Civil Magistrates The King’s Majesty hath the chief power in this Realm of England, and other his Dominions, unto whom the … Continue reading

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Article 36: The Ordinal

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 36 states: XXXVI. Of Consecration of Bishops and Ministers The Book of Consecration of Archbishops and Bishops, and Ordering of Priests and Deacons, lately set forth … Continue reading

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Article 35: The Books of Homilies

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 35 states: XXXV. Of the Homilies The second Book of Homilies, the several titles whereof we have joined under this Article, doth contain a godly and … Continue reading

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My Top 3 Reasons to Ditch the RCL

The Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) is probably the most-used family of Bible-reading plans in the world right now.  The Roman Catholic Church uses a version of it, the Episcopal Church uses a version of it, various Anglican churches use versions … Continue reading

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