• 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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Monday of Advent 4 – Luke 1:1-25

Share I love the opening of St. Luke’s Gospel because I feel, even more than in the other Gospels, that St. Luke is talking to me.  “You talkin’ to me?  You talkin’ to me?” we ask. St. Luke’s answer (which is really God’s) is, simply, “Yes.” Why do I feel as if St. Luke is […]

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Ember Saturday, Advent 3 – Matthew 9:35-10:15

ShareMatthew 9:35-10:15 “But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.” The compassion of Jesus never fails to move me to compassion.  I want to see what He and feel what He felt, and what He saw was a multitude […]

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Friday of Advent 3 – 2 Corinthians 5:5–21

Share Christ was born of flesh that we might be born of the Spirit. This is the message this morning, as the birth pangs of Christmas and miracle of the Incarnation come even closer to us.  St. Paul doesn’t deal directly with the Incarnation here in 2 Corinthians 5, but in the context of the […]

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Thursday of Advent 3 – Mark 6:1-6

ShareMark 6:1-6 As we approach our celebration of God made man in Jesus Christ, I find that this little passage in Mark 6 is a wonderful picture of the mystery of God made man. Although by the beginning of Mark 6 we have already seen ample evidence that Jesus is God, we see it here […]

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Wednesday of Advent 3 (Ember Wednesday) – Luke 12:35-48

ShareLuke 12:35-48 Why the sudden change today from St. Mark to St. Luke in today’s lesson?  Because today is marked out in the Church year as an Ember Day, more specifically Ember Wednesday before Christmas.  Advent is often seen as a “Little Lent” in which we prepare for the feast of Christmas, and so the […]

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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 […]

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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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