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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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Saturday of the 1st Sunday in Lent – 2 Timothy 2:1-15

Share2 Timothy 2:1-15 A lot of people dress up for Halloween each year as a variety of monsters and other diverse personae.  Many of us have secret fantasies about who we would really like to be: fantasies about archetypal roles such as heroes, athletes, actors, artists, warriors, kings, scientists, doctors, or entrepreneurs. What St. Paul […]

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Ember Friday of 1st Sunday in Lent – Matthew 10:24-42

ShareMatthew 10:24-42 I feel like Jonah running away.  I saw that Matthew 10 was the lesson for this Ember Friday and included the difficult sayings of Jesus.  I thought about meditating instead on how if you just trust God and pray hard enough, He is guaranteed to financially bless you.  Then I gave serious consideration […]

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Thursday of 1st Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 4:6-21

Share 1 Corinthians 4 is 1 Corinthians 13 in action.  Because 1 Corinthians 13 is Paul’s great hymn about love, 1 Corinthians 4 is therefore love in action.  Rather than seeing 1 Corinthians 13 as being some highfalutin theology, I see it as a record of the love that Paul has lived in his own […]

February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Ember Wednesday (1st Sunday in Lent) – Matthew 9:1-13

ShareMatthew 9:1-13 What in the world is an Ember Day?  Without going into all the details, Ember Days are days throughout the Church Year in which fasting and prayer are particularly emphasized. Sometimes also giving to the poor is emphasized.  If you take these 3 together: fasting, praying, and giving alms, you have the three […]

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Tuesday of 1st Sunday in Lent – 1 Corinthians 3:18-4:5

Share1 Corinthians 3:18-4:5 Remember all the way back to yesterday?  For some of us, this isn’t as ridiculous of a question as it seems! Yesterday, the Lord was teaching us that we are His holy Temple and His Church: the people that He inhabits through His Holy Spirit.  Because this is who we are, God […]

February 23, 2015 | 0 Comments More

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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 […]

August 16, 2012 | 2 Comments More

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 […]

March 22, 2012 | 2 Comments More