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Jun
8

Evaluating ‘This Holy Estate’: Ignoring the Old Testament

Evaluating ‘This Holy Estate’: Ignoring the Old Testament This Holy Estate engages only two Old Testament texts, Genesis 1 and Genesis 2, deeming them largely irrelevant. But we must attend to the whole of the Old Testament, not least for how the Word speaks in and through it.
Jun
7

A catechism of Nature (3): Edge effect

A catechism of Nature (3): Edge effect We were again on the edge of something exceeding our competence, a patchwork of boundaries.
Jun
7

Evaluating ‘This Holy Estate’: Locating ourselves in the biblical narrative

Evaluating ‘This Holy Estate’: Locating ourselves in the biblical narrative To walk through the biblical narrative is to discover that marriage in God’s purpose has a particular shape.
Jun
6

Evaluating ‘This Holy Estate’: Its invitation to read Scripture

Evaluating ‘This Holy Estate’: Its invitation to read Scripture 'This Holy Estate' represents an exercise in removing scriptural barriers, rather than allowing Scripture to lead. This is no via media.
Jun
5

Evaluating ‘This Holy Estate’: An introduction

Evaluating ‘This Holy Estate’: An introduction This week our Canadian scholars will be evaluating 'This Holy Estate', which was drafted to provide a "rationale" for same-sex marriage in the Anglican Church of Canada.
Jun
4

Gathering the fruit, June 4: Public piety, Christian unity, fantasy

Gathering the fruit, June 4: Public piety, Christian unity, fantasy This week: the beauty of public liturgy, the "personal shape" of ecumenism, and the world as narrative and symphony.
Jun
3

Bringing out our Sunday best

Bringing out our Sunday best When Sunday preaching proclaims the Sunday message, it is the final piece of a grand puzzle finally clicking into place.
Jun
2

Ministry in enemy-occupied territory

Ministry in enemy-occupied territory We are engaged in a ministry under occupation. America is occupied; Africa is occupied; the world is occupied.
Jun
1

The early ‘Anglican’ reading of Scripture (2): Cranmer and the prayer book

The early ‘Anglican’ reading of Scripture (2): Cranmer and the prayer book For early Anglicans, the right handling of the Word of Truth (2 Tim. 2:15) was a matter of life and death. It requires a heart that acknowledged the authority of the Divine Author, and gladly assented to Scripture's plain meaning.
May
31

For the Visitation: E.L. Mascall on the Incarnation and the Virgin

For the Visitation: E.L. Mascall on the Incarnation and the Virgin Mascall provides a profound reflection on the theology of the Incarnation, bursting with insights from St. Leo and St. Augustine.
May
31

The early ‘Anglican’ reading of Scripture (1): William Laud

The early ‘Anglican’ reading of Scripture (1): William Laud The search for attaining a faithful understanding of Scripture begins by assenting to its authority.
May
30

Cairo conference: Contextual mission in Egypt

Cairo conference: Contextual mission in Egypt In April I flew to Cairo for the first international conference of the Mission Theology in the Anglican Communion project.
May
28

Gathering the fruit, May 28: young priests, New World polyphony, and ‘dissonant’ doctrine

Gathering the fruit, May 28: young priests, New World polyphony, and ‘dissonant’ doctrine If the development of doctrine were anything like musical performance, we could not imagine that "harmonic progression" would happen abruptly or lazily.
May
27

Karl Barth visits three prisons

Karl Barth visits three prisons Barth counsels solidarity with those in Bridewell, San Quentin, Rikers — or the Basel Prison.

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