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Aug
19

Context, interpretation, and application

Context, interpretation, and application Behind many of the debates that Christians have about the Bible, there is an important but unstated assumption: that interpretation is inseparable from application and that context is important to both.
Jul
20

The modern theologian’s guide to baking cookies

Mix in a perichoretic fashion.
Jun
16

The Anglican Covenant in 2015

The Anglican Covenant in 2015 I fear that one of the proposed resolutions on the Anglican Covenant (D022), with its uncompromising language of rejection, risks driving a wedge between us and other Anglican provinces.
Jan
22

TBT 2009: 42 theses on Anglicanism

TBT 2009: 42 theses on Anglicanism From time to time in history, there are periods of tremendous upset, which occur at the same time as periods of tremendous intellectual ferment. Anglicanism is undergoing the birth pains of a new synthesis.
Dec
16

Do not be afraid: an Advent meditation

Do not be afraid: an Advent meditation In the narratives of Jesus’ birth, one of the most striking elements is the angelic imperative “Do not be afraid!” It sounds forth time and again like a musical refrain.
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.
Dec
3

The American Calvinist

Truly, he is no poet / but clearly he doesn’t know it / and his tedious rhymes / continue / line after line after line.
Dec
1

An Advent devotion

Revelation is always disorienting. The finite cannot comprehend the infinite.
Oct
31

Defending Reformation feast days

If we truly anguish over the Church, then let us beat our breasts, rend our clothes, and sign our foreheads with ashes. The cry and the lament of Reformation should move us to nothing if not these.
Oct
6

The Sundays after Pentecost

Every moment may be set apart and consecrated to God through acts of Christian service and devotion. What else is the Christian life but this?
Sep
23

Am I ‘post-Christian’?

The Barna Group's metrics have far less to do with being ‘post-Christian’ than with being ‘post-evangelical’.
Aug
31

Why be an Anglican?

William writes: “Might you have some encouraging words for someone who is recently converted to Anglicanism / Episcopalianism — who does not want to join ACNA, AMiA, or, for example, the Reformed Episcopal Church — who wants to enter TEC but is frightened because of its current, tragic state?”
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
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?

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