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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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Friday of Trinity 13 – Matthew 4:1-11

ShareMatthew 4:1-11  Baptism-Fasting-Feasting. This is the pattern of the life of Christ in Matthew 4, and it is the pattern of our lives as well.  You can even see this pattern in the Church Year that the church has created and preserved.  Advent and Christmas are kinds of baptisms or new beginnings: Advent is the […]

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Thursday of Trinity 13 – Matthew 3

ShareMatthew 3 “Repent!  For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!” There, that’s what you came to hear me say, wasn’t it.  It’s what I’m most famous for. Some called me Elijah.  But they were wrong.  Others called me The Prophet.  They, too, were wrong.  Some actually thought I was the Messiah, if you can […]

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Wednesday of Trinity 13 – Matthew 2:13-23

ShareMatthew 2:13-23 I am amazed and humbled again at the obedience of Joseph.  Now it’s true that Joseph was especially privileged to have heard angels speak to him in dreams, upon several occasions.  Yet he still had to obey.  And if it’s true that Mary was perpetually virgin, which has implications for Joseph’s sex life, […]

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Tuesday of Trinity 13 – Matthew 2:1-12

ShareMatthew 2:1-12 I want to talk this morning about zombies. . . . Yes, zombies – you know, the living dead that you see in horror movies. I don’t watch a lot of movies compared to a lot of people, but in my time I’ve watched a number of strange movies.  One of them was […]

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Monday of Trinity 13, 2016 – Matthew 1

ShareMatthew 1 “Hello, I’m your host, Guy Smiley.  And now it’s time to play Fun with Genealogies, that wacky Bible trivia game in which our contestants try to see who can come up with the most creative way to stay awake while reading biblical genealogies.  Last week we had a woman who stapled her eyelids […]

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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 | 1 Comment 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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