• 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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Give Us This Day

Saturday of Trinity 19 – Matthew 19:1-15

ShareMatthew 19:1-15 Jesus’ teaching on divorce seems so hardcore to us modern, or post-modern, Christians.  I mean in Mark’s Gospel He teaches that whoever divorces and remarries commits adultery, and here in Matthew He only adds the exception of sexual infidelity.  This isn’t a very forgiving or generous attitude towards divorce, is it?  I mean, […]

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Friday of Trinity 19 – Matthew 18:15-35

ShareMatthew 18:15-35 Growing up in Champaign, Illinois until the age of 10, I had a pretty idyllic, “Leave it to Beaver” childhood.  I remember thinking sometimes that life wasn’t all that good.  The sources of my “suffering”?  The teasing of my siblings, the Green Bay Packers team losing a game or the Chicago Cubs not […]

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Thursday of Trinity 19 – Matthew 18:1-14

ShareMatthew 18:1-14 See what concern Jesus has for little ones in Matthew 18! “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.  Therefore, whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  Whoever receives […]

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Wednesday of Trinity 19 – Matthew 17:14-27

ShareMatthew 17:14-27 “Why could we not cast it out?” the disciples ask, concerning the demon they had failed to exorcise. “Because of your unbelief. . . .  However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.” This is an intriguing passage for many reasons.  Let me clear up a confusion or red […]

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Tuesday of Trinity 19 – Matthew 17:1-13

ShareMatthew 17:1-13 All of the life of Christ is one piece, like the tunic which He wore to His death and for which the soldiers cast lots.  His Transfiguration is therefore of a piece with His Incarnation, Crucifixion, and Resurrection. In the Incarnation, when God was made man, the glory of the Lord, the glory […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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