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Ask an Anglican: What’s in a Name?

That’s what Juliet asked in Shakespeare’s famous love story gone wrong. And in our own love story gone wrong, the modern Church, it is a question that gets asked fairly often as well. Thus, Matty writes: With all the different … 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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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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On The Eucharist: This Is My Body… No, Seriously, It Is…

The starting point for all doctrine is Holy Scripture, and as the articles tell us, nothing can be required of a person to be believed if it is not grounded in Scripture. It would seem then that the place to … 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: The 39 Articles

Samuel writes: To what extent do the 39 articles shape modern Anglicanism? From my Church of England perspective it seems to be bordering on disingenuity to quote from them in an unqualified manner; without, for example, mentioning their almost total … Continue reading

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Anglicanism’s Unique Doctrine

Before going any further, take a look at this post by Br. Tobias Haller, BSG, over at his blog, “In a Godward Direction.” It’s only two paragraphs, but it serves as a succinct explication of an unfortunate mindset that holds … Continue reading

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The Anglican Way: An Introduction

It has become something of a cliche to say that Anglicanism is broad and diverse. High Church Catholics who send up clouds of incense so thick that they would make the pope cough are just as Anglican as Low Church … Continue reading

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