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Aug
15

Worship as acting

“Isn’t it unnatural to do all that standing and kneeling and unfamiliar singing?” A parishioner asks as we meet for coffee one morning. “Why do we have to do all those strange things?”
Aug
8

Eucharistic agreement

I have some sympathy with Derek Olsen, who bemoaned the fact that while the 1979 Book of Common Prayer seemed to move the Episcopal Church in a more Catholic direction, in practice it did no such thing.
Aug
1

Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

How worship with the saints reflects to us the image of God
Jul
24

Some theses on ‘political theology’

If education does not produce a profound sense of one’s own finitude, then one deserves to hear only the judgment of God: ‘Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?’ (Job 38:2)
Jul
18

A response to Ephraim Radner

Arguing about the rightness of same-sex marriage distracts us from our theological task, and is the least fruitful way to cultivate the virtue of Christian community.
Jul
18

Same-sex marriage is still wrong

And it’s getting wronger every day
Jul
15

No room for you

As adopted sinners, saved by grace, we are stuck with each other, and there’s no place on earth we can find where we can avoid the company of the baptized, even if we disapprove of their manner of life.
Jul
9

Demons are beloved; you’re not

One does not "listen deeply" to those in the same category as child murderers and terrorists.
Jul
9

Doing theology as a bishop

Doing theology as a bishop, as well as writing it, often turns out to be exhilarating.
Jul
8

What is Anglican monasticism?

I’ve heard you mention monasticism on your blog several times, and I was wondering if you knew of any traditionalist/conservative Anglican monasteries either in the US or in the Church of England?
Jul
8

The Hail Mary and Corpus Christi

Derek writes: 1.) What is doctrinally wrong with the Hail Mary in regards to asking for prayer? How is it different than me asking you for the same? 2.) Why is Eucharistic Adoration frowned upon?
Jul
2

Ambassadors for the Gospel

Whereas in the course of the progress of the reign of God it becomes necessary for the Church to dissolve the bonds which hinder it from assuming an equal station among the principalities and powers of the earth
Jun
26

Scandalum magnum

Bishops do not need to be given honorary doctorates. Bishops should only be given the crosier and the pectoral cross—and they should already possess the Prayer Book, the Bible, and a humble Christian piety which preaches the scandal of scandals: ‘Christ crucified’ (1 Cor. 1:23).
Jun
26

Corpus Christi sermon

I want to stop looking at all that stuff and start looking at Jesus

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