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Sep
26

Liturgical anti-intellectualism

Today, the liturgy is to Anglicans what the Bible is to evangelicals: a debilitating intellectual crutch used to excuse indifference to — and even hatred of — the ecclesial commitments borne and sustained by rigorous and thus humbling study.
Sep
19

A Great Cloud of Witnesses—a step forward

A Great Cloud of Witnesses—a step forward The Calendar Subcommittee of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music has published a report on its continuing work on the calendar. It is to be commended for its efforts. But what ongoing recommendations do I have?
Sep
17

Reclaiming time

Reclaiming time “Seven times a day do I praise thee; because of thy righteous judgments”, sang the Psalmist. In an age when the motion of the clock seems increasingly without form and void, ordering time according to the rhythms of grace is a subversive act.
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?

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