Tag Archives: prayer

Three-Fold Rule of Worship

I have a couple older posts on this blog about the three-fold rule, or Regula, of worship in the Christian religion, but the examples I gave and the manner in which I presented it feel a bit dated to how I … Continue reading

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Want to deepen your prayer life?

I’ve started a new project, entitled The Saint Aelfric Customary, dedicated to helping individuals and congregations deepen their common life of prayer.  Specifically, I’m putting together brief snippets of advice and insight into the liturgy of the Prayer Book to post … Continue reading

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Solid truth over fluent words

One of the things most misunderstood about the liturgical tradition is the value and purpose of pre-written prayers.  The “free church” tradition, which is overwhelmingly popular and influential in America, is so steeped in a culture of individuality that its … Continue reading

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United on their knees

There are a lot of theological debates out there.  Pretty much every tradition or denomination has its favorite arch-nemesis with whom it constantly battles, and it’s often not a pretty sight.  Such strife is often most intense when the dispute … Continue reading

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Saint Dominic

Saint Dominic is one of the most important Saints of the late medieval era. The medieval era, or “middle ages”, lasted roughly from the 600’s through the 1200’s, followed by “the” Renaissance beginning in the 1300’s.  I write “the” renaissance … Continue reading

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How long should a worship service be?

Now there’s a contentious question.  The length of a worship service can vary greatly, not only from one tradition to another, but even within a single tradition.  Some Pentecostal churches are known for spending a couple hours in “prayer and … Continue reading

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Archbishop Michael Ramsey

Arthur Michael Ramsey was born in Cambridge in 1904, entered ministry in the Church of England in the 1920’s, and went on to be the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury, from 1961-1974. His memory is perhaps emphasized rather differently by different … Continue reading

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