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Article 33: The Excommunicated

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 33 states: XXXIII. Of Excommunicate Persons, how they are to be avoided That person which by open denunciation of the Church is rightly cut off from … Continue reading

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Article 32: Married Clergy

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 32 states: XXXII. Of the Marriage of Priests Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, are not commanded by God’s Law, either to vow the estate of single life, … Continue reading

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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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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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Article 25: Sacraments

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 25 states: XXV. Of the Sacraments Sacraments ordained of Christ be not only badges or tokens of Christian men’s profession, but rather they be certain sure … 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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