Tag Archives: The Bible

Apocrypha is Apocry-fun!

Why do some Bibles only have 66 books while others have over 70? What are these funny “extra” books of the Bible sometimes called “apocrypha” and what does Anglicanism teach about them? Find out the answers to these questions and … 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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Where We Start and Where We Finish

Whether systematic or not, all theologies rely on a set of underlying philosophical principles. Sometimes these principles are openly acknowledged, sometimes not, but either way the end point of a given theology is largely determined by where you start. This … Continue reading

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The Authority of the Prayer Book

Why do Anglicans hold the Book of Common Prayer in such high regard? Why does it matter how Christians worship? Fr. Jonathan answers viewer questions. Plus, there’s this.

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Real Church Growth

I have had the honor of participating in some truly wonderful conversations lately with smart thinkers from across the Episcopal Church, orthodox men and women who see a future for Anglicanism to be hopeful for, in this country and abroad. … 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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Every Man a Pope (or Why I’m Not a Lutheran)

For the past year or so, I have participated in a Bible Study every Tuesday morning with a group of mostly Lutheran Church Missouri Synod pastors. We look at the readings for the week in the original languages and discuss … Continue reading

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The Three Lens Telescope

I saw a bumper sticker once that said, “The Bible Says It, I Believe It, That Settles It.” This adequately describes the way that many modern western Christians understand and practice the doctrine of Sola Scriptura. All that matters is what … 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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