Tag Archives: The Bible

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: Reading the Bible with Catholic Eyes

One of my literature professors when I was an undergrad once dramatically suggested that the lyrics of the Rolling Stones should inform how we read Chaucer. Even in my post-modernist, granola, college artiste haze, I found that suggestion to be … 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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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: 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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Sweet, Pleasant, and Unspeakable Comfort: The Anglican View of Predestination (Part I)

The doctrine of election is one of the most misunderstood of Christian doctrines and one of the most contested within Christian communities. In a previous post, I debated some questions about election with Peter Ould. Since then, I have done … Continue reading

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Ask an Anglican: Choosing the One True Church

A challenging question from Robert: As a former Roman Catholic who has for some decades been an Episcopalian (though unhappy with the recent theological drift of the TEC), I am painfully aware of myself as a seeker who of necessity … 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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