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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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Biblical Catholicism: Smells and Bells

I was baptized as an infant in the spring of 1980 into Christ’s One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. As it happens, it was the Roman Catholic Church where I was raised and where I first learned to call upon … Continue reading

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Biblical Catholicism: The New Old High Churchmen

In Anglican circles today, the term “High Church” has become so thoroughly associated with Anglo-Catholicism that the two are assumed to be synonymous. Even in other Christian bodies, the phrases “High Church” and “Low Church” have come to be associated … Continue reading

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Biblical Catholicism: Rethinking the Anglo-Catholic Movement

When I was in seminary, one of my professors, a staunch British Calvinist, made the off-hand remark one day that Anglo-Catholicism could not be defended from an historical perspective. The point seemed so obvious to him that he did not … 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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Ask an Anglican: Something About Mary

Several questions have been coming in about the Blessed Virgin Mary and her place in Anglicanism. Derek writes: I have been studying the articles, and have a question about the invocation of the Saints. Now, even as someone who identifies … Continue reading

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The Anglican Way: The Monasticism of All Believers

One of the most tragic actions taken during the Reformation was the closing of the monasteries and seizing of the monastic lands by King Henry VIII. There can be little doubt that this action was entirely motivated by politics rather … Continue reading

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