Featured

  • Mark Now Available At Amazon

    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 […]

    August 18, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Give Us This Day

Easter Even – Romans 6:3-11

Easter Even – Romans 6:3-11

ShareRomans 6:3-11 Our individual identity is something very precious to each of us.  Unfortunately, in our culture we find that often people don’t know who they are.  So they try counseling and alternative lifestyles.  They change hair and clothing styles.  Tattoos and body piercings are also attempts to create an identity. Jackie’s favorite channel on […]

April 18, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Good Friday – 1 Peter 2:11-25

Good Friday – 1 Peter 2:11-25

Share1 Peter 2:11-25 One year when I was teaching freshman English at All Saints Episcopal school in Tyler, Texas, and we began the year by coordinating some of the literature with ancient history, I taught my students about Greek philosophy and religion so that they might understand Greek literature.  I had them compare and contrast […]

April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment More
Maundy Thursday – John 17

Maundy Thursday – John 17

ShareJohn 17 The Church is the presence of Jesus Christ on the face of the earth. Once again, this is Jesus’ astounding message and prayer for His disciples this morning.  Do you marvel to behold the Son of God born of the Virgin Mary at Christmas time?  Do you rejoice to see that day come […]

April 16, 2014 | 4 Comments More
Wednesday of Holy Week – John 16:16-33

Wednesday of Holy Week – John 16:16-33

ShareJohn 16:16-33   “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you.” These are the words Jesus speaks this morning, and they are some of the last words Jesus ever spoke before He was crucified.  And I believe this with all my heart, […]

April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More
Tuesday of Holy Week – John 15:17-27

Tuesday of Holy Week – John 15:17-27

ShareJohn 15:17-27  “These things I command you, that you love one another” (verse 17). “And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning” (verse 27). Though Jesus says so many things to His disciples between these verses, as I was praying over this passage, these two verses converged to […]

April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Reformed Catholicism

Post-Anglican Anglicanism: Part II

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

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

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

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

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