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Who is God? – summarizing Articles 1-5

The 39 Articles of Religion begin with the absolute basic questions of reality: who is God?  This is the heart of the definition of theology, explaining who and what God is. The liturgy of the Anglican tradition, as ordered in … Continue reading

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Love’s Limits

As Christians we talk about love quite a lot.  Love the Lord your God – that’s the first and great commandment.  Love your neighbor as yourself – that’s the second.  Love is the fulfillment of the Law.  Perfect love casts … Continue reading

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Article 5: the Holy Spirit

This is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 5 states: V. Of the Holy Ghost The Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son, is of one substance, majesty, and glory, with the … Continue reading

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Article 2: Jesus Christ

This post is part of my commentary series on the 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 2 states: Of the Word or Son of God, which was made very Man The Son, which is the Word of the Father, begotten from … Continue reading

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Article 1: The Trinity

This post is part of my commentary series on The 39 Articles of Religion.  Article 1 states: 1. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity There is but one living and true God, ever-lasting, without body, parts, or passions; of infinite … Continue reading

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Behind the Child’s Face

Where does the story of Jesus begin?  Christmas normally points us to the birth of Christ.  Picky people might point out that the story of Jesus began 9 months ago, at the Annunciation – that’s really when God became flesh.  … Continue reading

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How to Build a Christian Moral Life

The problem with building a Christian moral life is that you cannot just start with the rules.  If you start with the rules you essentially have the same problem as in the Old Testament of having everyone trying to follow … Continue reading

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