Commentary

Scripture, theology, ministry, mission.

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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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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?
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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
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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).
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St. Paul and the Presiding Bishop

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, delivered a sermon on May 12, the Seventh Sunday of Easter, at All Saints Church in Steenrijk, Curaçao, which is in the Epi... Read More...
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On Beauty

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. Surely in that verse we can see something of the vision of Isabella Stewart Gardner.
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Keeping Easter in a world of change

My early formation as an Episcopalian was shaped to a large extent by the first person I ever felt confident in calling “my priest.” Among his many notable features, I learned much from the way he kept Easter. ... Read More...