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Aug
26

Brought up short

Brought up short I am an almost classic case of the evangelical on the Canterbury Trail, but I don’t see the evidence that the graceful aestheticism of liturgy “produces” gracious persons or that worshiping in the beauty of holiness makes holy persons.
Jun
18

Likeness litany: facing the Image

Formed in the image and likeness of God, / We rejoice; / Fired by violence and facing away, / We recoil; / Defaced, despairing, curved in on ourselves, / We cry; / Remaking, repairing, curved into the world, / You come, the Image of God.
Jun
11

Trinity litany: mission in communion

In the beginning, mission in communion: / The Father sent the Son and the Spirit.
Jun
4

Pentecost litany

The Church and the Nations
Oct
22

Spiritual baseball

The unlikely path to intimacy with Jesus
Aug
1

Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones

How worship with the saints reflects to us the image of God
Jun
26

Corpus Christi sermon

I want to stop looking at all that stuff and start looking at Jesus
Feb
4

Note on the Collect for Candlemas

Metaphysics can indeed be confusing in this anti-metaphysical age, but it's hard to see how it is "helpful" to avoid it altogether.
Oct
7

On marriage and divorce

How is Jesus’ rejection of divorce for the purpose of remarrying good news?
Jul
23

Quality worship

Are Cathedrals the only congregations capable of excellence in their public worship?
Jul
17

Creator, sustainer, redeemer?

Why not substitute a formula like "Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer" as a substitute for the traditional trinitarian name of "Father, Son, and Holy Spirit"? Does it matter?
Jul
6

Futures in Anglo-Catholicism

Fr Robert Hendrickson recently opined that “It’s Time for a New Oxford Movement.” He rightly points out that in many ways, the ’79 BCP represents a decisive move to institutionalize an anglo-catholic liturgical vision.
Jun
6

One use

By John C. Bauerschmidt. “All the whole realm shall have but one use”: with this phrase the preface of the first Book of Common Prayer marked the end of the old liturgical regime that had prevailed in England in the Middle Ages, with various liturgical “uses” prevailing in different dioceses, religious orders, and cathedral churches, and the establishment of one use throughout England, authorized by Parliament and enforced by the power of the Crown.
May
24

Rise in glory: Leonel Mitchell

The Rev. Canon Leonel L. Mitchell, one of the scholars responsible for the Book of Common Prayer (1979), died May 23 at 81.

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