Tag Archives: Episcopacy

Ask an Anglican: Why trust the Fathers?

Ian, who writes from Australia, says that he has a lot of difficulty talking to other young Christians about why the historic teaching of the Church ought to carry any weight. Here’s part of his letter: …If I make the point that … 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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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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Praying Twice: The Church’s One Foundation

As Fr. Stephen Freeman has so eloquently put it, “For human beings, the Church is what salvation looks like.” This is a frightening thought for some and a downright scandalous notion for others. There is a virulent strain of American … Continue reading

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Ask an Anglican: Baptists, Women, and Church Shopping

There’s a lot in this question. I’ll answer as much as I can, but this will have to be a two-parter. Nick writes: I was raised in a conservative, evangelical church in the IFCA denomination. There I was instructed in … Continue reading

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The Anglican Way: From Monarchy to Conciliarity

I have written previously about the way in which classical Anglicanism acknowledges the place of Ecumenical Councils in the life of the Church. From the beginning, there has been a conciliar impulse within Anglicanism, although there has not always been … Continue reading

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On The Eucharist: Why We Need a Presbyter at the Altar

The Rev. John Richardson, who blogs at The Ugley Vicar, recently wrote a post arguing, somewhat cautiously, for the Church of England to consider allowing lay people to preside at the Eucharist. Richardson is a very interesting blogger. His perspective … Continue reading

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Ask an Anglican: When the Church is no Longer the Church

Two questions today that are interrelated. Cadog writes: In a prior post, you offered assurances that staying in the Episcopal Church was right, even though there are some serious and disturbing decisions and trends in recent years. I can accept … Continue reading

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Ask an Anglican: Confessionalism Vs. Conciliarity

Confessionalism is one of the big things that divides Anglicanism from other Reformation traditions. Unlike Lutheran and Reformed churches, Anglicanism has no official confession of faith outside of the creeds. I’ve been wanting to write something about this for a … Continue reading

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Ask an Anglican: Becoming an Anglican

Pete writes: Hello! First off, thank you for your blog! I love your articles and have learned a lot.  My question though, is kind of a random one.  First, context: I’m a 21 year old non-denominational Christian going to a … Continue reading

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