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  • Parents as Pastors – The Prayer Book and the Anglican Family

    Share In this audio presentation, Fr. Charles Erlandson teaches Anglican parents how and why to have family Evening Prayer. Parents are the first and most powerful pastors of their own children. For Anglican parents, the Prayer Book is a Rule of Life which unites them in a common life in Christ. Fr. Erlandson shares his […]

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  • Mark Now Available At Amazon

    Share Give Us This Day is a unique daily devotional commentary for the entire New Testament based on the ancient method called lectio divina.  Lectio divina, or “divine reading,” is the method used by the early church and countless Christians through the centuries to read the Scriptures to form and transform the soul more than merely to […]

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Thursday of Trinity 8 – Luke 16:19-31

ShareLuke 16:19-31 I have a saying at my house (which I use mainly on myself!).  It’s: “There is never an excuse for sin.”  There are rationalizations, justifications, and explanations, but there is never an excuse (that excuses us) for sin. The rich man (traditionally named “Dives,” which means “rich”) in Jesus’ parable from Luke 16:19-31 […]

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Wednesday of the 8th Sunday in Trinity – Luke 16:1-18

ShareLuke 16:1-18 “What is money?”  It’s a question I used to ask my Senior Economics students.  While money may be defined in several ways, one of the most important definitions is that money is a symbol of wealth – it stands for the material riches with which God has blessed us.  Economics, which literally means […]

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Tuesday of Trinity 8 – Luke 15:11-32

ShareLuke 15:11-32 “But what about me?” says the other son.  And with him I, too, say “Yeah, what about me?” More about the other son in a minute. But first, what about the prodigal son?  You realize, of course, that the little titles in your Bible are not inspired and are technically not part of […]

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Monday of Trinity 8 – Luke 15:1-10

ShareLuke 15:1-10 Who wants to make the angels clap and shout and sing with me? In Luke 15:1-10 Jesus shows us how to do just this. I imagine that every time a sinner repents, all the angels and archangels and heavenly host in heaven hoot and holler.  To communicate this joyous celebration, Jesus uses two […]

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Saturday of Trinity 7 – Luke 14:25-35

ShareLuke 14:25-35 They lied to us.  Every parent, pastor, teacher, relative, and friend who told us that all we had to do was show up for church one hour a week or say the Sinner’s Prayer once upon a time or go forward at the Crusade lied to us. This is exactly what Dietrich Bonhoeffer […]

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Post-Anglican Anglicanism: Part II

SharePost-Anglican Anglicanism: Part II What do I mean by a “Post-Anglican Anglicanism?” The phrase I’ve coined is deliberately ironic (and even oxymoronic!) I’m employing it to suggest that Anglican identity will be an even more complex and difficult thing in the 21st century than it has been in the past. In previous blogs, I’ve defined […]

September 1, 2012 | 6 Comments More

Post-Anglican Anglicanism: Part I

SharePost-Anglican Anglicanism – Part I In my recent posts, I’ve been going through the main periods of Anglican history since the Reformation. Here’s the way I’ve divided things up: Act I.  1533-1867 – Erastian Reformed Catholicism Act II.  1867-1960s – Colonial Relationships; 4 Spiritualities ActIII.  1960s-1998 (or 2003) – the Anglican Communion Act IV.  1998 […]

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The Global Anglican Spirituality

ShareThe Global Anglican Spirituality The first Lambeth Conference of 1867 and the creation of the Anglican Communion created a sense of a larger Anglican identity, as well as the need for authority to deal with provincial church relations. But for the most, until 1998 Anglicanism was treated in almost every academic work as being the […]

July 18, 2012 | 3 Comments More

Anglican Religious Identity and History – Part II – Act III: 1960s-1998

ShareAnglican Religious Identity and History – Part II – Act III: 1960s-1998 By the grace of God, I hope to have time and energy to continue writing the Reformed Catholicism blog. Last time, I outlined 4 historical periods of Anglican identity as follows: Act I.  1533-1867 – Erastian Reformed Catholicism Act II.  1867-1960s – Colonial […]

June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Anglican Religious Identity and History – Part I

ShareAnglican Religious Identity and History – Part I In an earlier blog, I offered the following one-sentence definition of Anglicanism: “Anglicanism is the life of the Catholic Church that was planted in England in the first few centuries after Christ; reshaped decisively by the English Reformation that reformed the received catholic traditions and also by […]

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