Commentary

Scripture, theology, ministry, mission.

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Outfoxed by God

In that insomniac spring, the first epiphany came. It was almost an intellectual leap: the possibility of God.

Cranmer’s elegance and the wondrous exchange

By Brian Crowe. At the heart of the patristic witness is the “wondrous exchange” (admirabile commercium) — the Eternal Son becomes human so that human beings can become sons and daughter of the Father.

Covenants and fragments

By Ephraim Radner. The recently disclosed rupture in the relationship of the Rwandan House of Bishops and bishops of the Anglican Mission in the Americas, although hardly yet resolved or completely transparent, illumines at least a couple of key elements about ecclesial existence, especially among Anglicans.
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Relearning the gospel

Stanley Hauerwas, the man whom Time once called “America’s Best Theologian” said, “The future of the church is not found in things like this; the future is doing the same thing Sunday after Sunday.”
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The web’s ruinous structure

With so much data and so many voices, we each have knowledge formerly hard-won by decades of specialization. With some new fact or temptation perpetually beckoning, we may be the superficial avatars of an A.D.D. culture.
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An Augustinian grammar

As Augustine so famously asserted in Sermon 52, if you think you’ve understood something, whatever it is, it’s not God. The maxim might also be applied to Augustine himself.
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A guide to the Covenant

Fulcrum has consistently supported the covenant but is aware that there is little accessible material explaining it. We have therefore produced this short briefing paper which answers some common questions and provides ten reasons to support the Covenant.