Tag Archives: The Catechism

On the Eucharist: Yes, Anglicans Believe in the Real Presence

Anglicans today have a variety of perspectives on the Holy Eucharist. The Anglican formularies¬†allow a certain latitude for this, but it is not inexhaustible. Broadly speaking, Anglican eucharistic theology and piety is wide enough that Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, and … Continue reading

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Ask an Anglican: Sunday School and Praying with our Kids

Jill writes: What are the best prayers for my children to say? My daughter is 2 years old, and my son is 5 months old.¬† My daughter says “Amen” and “Jesus,” and I want to show her the right direction. … Continue reading

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You Can Confess to an Anglican Priest – But Don’t Take My Word For It

Fr. George Conger has stirred up a hornet’s nest today with his latest article for Get Religion. As with all Get Religion articles, Conger’s central purpose is not to write theology but to take stock of the way that journalists … Continue reading

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Counting Sacraments

Jordan at The Hackney Hub has written a provocative piece asserting that the notion of seven Sacraments is not Anglican. Jordan’s post argues that the Catechism and the Articles point to only two Sacraments and that the language of seven … Continue reading

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Ask an Anglican: Who May Take Communion

This is a question that came in a few months ago but that is perhaps most apt to answer now, given that the General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be taking up the question of Communion without Baptism this … Continue reading

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Sweet, Pleasant, and Unspeakable Comfort: The Anglican View of Predestination (Part II)

In the first post in this series, I established that the Calvinist view of the doctrine of election, sometimes referred to as double predestination, is not biblical. In this post, I will attempt to establish that this view is also … Continue reading

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The Anglican Way: Scripture First But Not Alone

Anglicanism is sometimes called the via media, the middle way, by which the person making the assertion usually means that Anglicanism is somewhere between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism as a tradition within the larger world of Christianity. In Anglican apologetics, … Continue reading

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Dearly Beloved: An Anglican Theology of Marriage (Part I)

Introduction What is marriage? Where does it come from? Does it have a fixed shape and contours or is it more fluid and evolving? These questions lie deep in the background of discussions in the Church about sexuality, blessing, and … 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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Is the Bible a Moral Standard?

There are a fair number of Anglicans in the churches of the west who argue that Anglicans need not turn to the Bible for the final word on moral questions. Fr. Tobias Haller, for instance, has recently argued that the … Continue reading

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