Tag Archives: Richard Hooker

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: Reading the Bible with Catholic Eyes

One of my literature professors when I was an undergrad once dramatically suggested that the lyrics of the Rolling Stones should inform how we read Chaucer. Even in my post-modernist, granola, college artiste haze, I found that suggestion to be … 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: 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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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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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: Creationism Redux

Michael writes: I watched your video Creationism and Talking Cats with great interest. I consider myself to be a creationist and have some questions about the Scriptural implications of belief in evolution. Romans 8:19-22 and 1 Corinthians 15:21-22 make it … 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: The Reformers and the Divines

Wesley writes:  I have seen and heard you make reference to the classical Anglican divines. Who are the Anglican divines? Who were they, what was their place in Anglican history, what contributions did they make to the church, what are … Continue reading

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The Right and Wrong Way to Be a Pastor

Justification and how we are saved is still very much a live wire in Christian dialogue today, as I think we have proved on this blog several times over. Nevertheless, while there are very real differences between how Roman Catholics … Continue reading

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