Tag Archives: Sanctification

Jesus Wants You to Eat Him

As someone who likes to eat–and someone who has developed stomach problems over the¬†years which limit¬†what I can eat–I find it fascinating the way in which both the fall of man and our salvation are wrapped up in eating. Mysterious … Continue reading

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Ask an Anglican: Baptismal Regeneration

Kevin writes: As I understand you, we receive saving faith at our baptism when we are regenerated by God’s grace. This all fits together nicely in the case of infant baptism, but could you clarify what Anglicanism teaches about adult … Continue reading

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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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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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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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More Than Forgiven

Ever since I was in seminary, I have had friends and colleagues who get up in arms about the “Prayer of Humble Access.” While the 1979 Book of Common Prayer eliminated the prayer from the contemporary liturgy (Rite II), it … Continue reading

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But how are we saved?

The undivided Church insisted that we are saved through Jesus Christ, but said little definitively about how. It is strange that, given the fierce debates and divisions of the early Church, the Fathers chose not to focus their attention on … Continue reading

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