Tag Archives: Ecclesiology

If I Were the Next Presiding Bishop

Several of you have asked what I would do if I got elected the next Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in 2015. Since I was not shy about what I would do if I became Archbishop of Canterbury, I … Continue reading

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Biblical Catholicism: Battling Newman’s Ghost

Last week, I had the privilege of visiting Nashotah House Seminary for the first time. While there, I was told that there is a coffeehouse on campus that has an old Anglo-Catholic joke worked into its menu. If you want to order … Continue reading

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From the Church, to You, With Love

“The Church is a whore, but she’s my mother.” – Saint Augustine Dear John, I got the letters that you sent me. At first, I wasn’t sure that I would respond, because it seemed like you really just needed some … Continue reading

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Theology, Life, and Death

An interview I did with the Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner back in September while we were both in Dallas at The Cranmer Institute. This was a great privilege for me because Dr. Radner’s work has been very meaningful to me … Continue reading

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Biblical Catholicism: The Branch Theory

“There’s a quaint Anglican concept of the universal Church known as the ‘branch theory,’” says Damian Thompson at the start of a post he made earlier this year for his blog at The Telegraph. Thompson went on to say that the … Continue reading

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Evolving Words and the Word of God

Among the many podcasts I listen to is the Slate program Lexicon Valley which is kind of a pop exploration of all things language related, think Radio Lab but with words instead of science. A recent episode discussed the way in which words evolve … Continue reading

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Ask an Anglican: Why Enter (or Remain in) the Episcopal Church (USA)?

William writes: Might you have some encouraging words for someone who is recently converted to Anglicanism / Episcopalianism—who does not want to join ACNA, AMiA, or, for example, the Reformed Episcopal Church—who wants to enter TEC but is frightened because … Continue reading

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The Three As of Apostolic Succession

What is apostolic succession? Why does it matter who laid hands on your pastor so long as he teaches the true faith? Fr. Jonathan shows why apostolic succession is necessary in the Church and explains why Rome is wrong to … Continue reading

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Fight For Your Right to Parties

One of the developing facets of Anglicanism since the nineteenth century has been the introduction of church parties. Anglo-Catholicism, Evangelicalism and Liberalism all owe their existence as distinct positions on the Anglican landscape to late eighteenth and nineteenth century movements … Continue reading

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Sola or Solo Scriptura? (And Other Questions That Don’t Make Grammatical Sense)

Following my recent thoughts on Lutheranism and the inherent problems of sola Scriptura, the events that have swept us all up here in America have overshadowed my desire to delve back into this too terribly deeply. There just is not … Continue reading

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