Tag Archives: Sanctification

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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Praying Twice: Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

Those of you who have seen some of the most recent YouTube videos know that there is a giant mural on the wall above the altar in my parish depicting the Communion of the Saints. It is nothing like any … Continue reading

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Satisfaction’s Guarantee

Classical Anglicanism is all about the atonement. The liturgies of the prayer book are saturated with the blood of the cross. This is a scandal to the world and an embarrassment to many modern Christians. As Fr. Gavin Dunbar has … 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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Death Is Not Natural

Among the clumsy things that we say to try to comfort one another when somebody dies, there are a number of phrases that insinuate, either explicitly or implicitly, that death is a good thing, even a godly thing. ‘It was … Continue reading

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Ask an Anglican: Escaping Into Eastern Orthodoxy

Nathan writes: I would be grateful for your thoughts on why you feel classical Anglicanism preserves the Apostolic faith with more fidelity than the Eastern Orthodox church, which also makes the claim to be the most Patristic, similar-to-the-the-undivided-church Church. I … Continue reading

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Counting Sacraments

Jordan at The Hackney Hub has written a provocative piece asserting that the notion of seven sacraments is not Anglican. The Hackney Hub is a great blog, exploring many of the same themes of classical Anglicanism that you’ll find here, … Continue reading

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Anglican Shorts: Defining Marriage

What do Christians believe about marriage? Why does it matter? On the eve of General Convention, somehow this just seemed appropriate. To learn more about how Anglicans understand marriage, check out the series Dearly Beloved: An Anglican Theology of Marriage.

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Anglican Shorts: The Gospel in 5 Minutes or Less

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On The Eucharist: Spiritual Food Is Real Food

One of the more remarkable features of the classic Anglican Eucharistic rite, often omitted from modern prayer books, is the Exhortation that the priest gives to encourage people to receive the sacrament in a worthy manner. The Exhortation comes just … Continue reading

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