• 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

Tuesday of the 3rd Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 10:1-14

ShareHebrews 10:1-14 “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God” (verse 7, quoting Psalm 40.) “By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (verse 10.) Did you know that you were saved by obedience, by good works? NO, not your own, but […]

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Monday of the 3rd Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 9:15-27

ShareHebrews 9:15-27 “For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are the copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us” (verse 24). Jesus Christ, the spotless Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world, is the perfect sacrifice […]

April 26, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Saturday of the 2nd Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 9:1-14

ShareHebrews 9:1-14 There is so much more in Hebrews 9 than meets the eye that I’m at a loss for how to meditate on it in a short time.  The entire book of Hebrews, and this chapter in some ways in particular, reveal the need for Bible study – not to gather random facts but […]

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Friday of the 2nd Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 8

ShareHebrews 8  The point that the writer of Hebrews is making is so important to him (and to us), that he continues with his point that Jesus Christ, our High Priest, is in heaven ministering for us. It would be easy, too easy, to have acknowledged this incredible truth yesterday, and then to go on […]

April 23, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of 2nd Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 7:12-28

ShareHebrews 7:12-28 The priests of the Old Testament were held in high regard by the Israelites – and with good reason.  It was the priests, taken from the tribe of Levi, who stood before God on behalf of the people and offered sacrifices before God for the sins of the people.  It was the priests, […]

April 22, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Reformed Catholicism

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 […]

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