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Article 23: Valid Ministers

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 23 states: XXIII. Of Ministering in the Congregation It is not lawful for any man to take upon him the office of publick preaching, or ministering … Continue reading

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Article 19: the Church

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 19 says: XIX. Of the Church The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in the which the pure Word of God is … Continue reading

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Divorce for the Glory of God

a sermon on Ezra 9 & 10 preached at Grace Anglican Church The neat thing about going through a book chapter by chapter and verse by verse is that we’re not allowed to skip over those strange and difficult stories … Continue reading

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Stirred up by God

“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” – Eph. 5:14 Introduction Our God is a god of resurrection, of rebirth, of new life.  He takes that which is null and void, utter nothingness, … 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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Frequently Misused Verses: call no man Father

And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. – Matthew 23:9 Ah, yes, here’s the classic Protestant prooftext to show that all those silly Roman Catholics are committing idolatry in revering … Continue reading

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