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With the Grain of the Prayer Book

In early February 1685, King Charles II fell ill and clergy across the country, perhaps somewhat strangely, began to pray the prayer book service...

The Holy Ghost, the Comforter

Te Deum Laudamus Sometimes we hear people in church seek to eliminate gendered words for God in our prayers. Now that I am in the...

The ‘E-Word,’ Part Two

In part one I made the case that evangelism and salvation must be reunited in our thinking. A part of the core nature of...

Biographical Insights into the Evolution of Theology

Theologians need to be aware of literature in many languages in the broadest possible sense. Biographies, in particular, can be instructive. Sometimes reading an...

Crumbs From Under the Table

The Prayer of Humble Access is a precious treasure of the Anglican liturgical tradition. Here it is in the form it has taken for...

Christ in the Law and the Prophets

Christians are a people of Scripture. Any doubt on this front should be effectively quelled by the Holy Week we recently celebrated. Palm Sunday...

Good Friday

Good Friday is the premier occasion in the church year for solemn intercession. Though the liturgical observance of the day has varied in different...

Against Pride of Possession

The New Testament exists because people in overcrowded hot rooms in Mediterranean towns were screaming at one another over the remains of a meal....

God’s Remedy

The Comfortable Words Through these first few weeks of Lent, we have studied the four Comfortable Words, found in our Book of Common Prayer and...

Diagnosing Our Problem

The Comfortable Words In this installment of our Lenten survey of the Comfortable Words, a key part of our Anglican liturgy, let us examine the...

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