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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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Give Us This Day

Ash Wednesday – Luke 15:11-32

ShareLuke 15:11-32 “But what about me?” says the other son.  And with him I, too, say “Yeah, what about me?” More about the other son in a minute. But first, what about the prodigal son?  You realize, of course, that the little titles in your Bible are not inspired and are technically not part of […]

February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Quinquagesima Sunday – Galatians 6:11-18

ShareGalatians 6:11-18 “God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (verse 14). I’d like to talk about boasting this morning.  Sorry, guys, but I’m going to start with us.  We just seem to boast a lot more noisily, obviously, and in your face than women do.  What’s the […]

February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Quinquagesima Sunday, 2016 – Galatians 6:1-10

ShareGalatians 6:1-10 “Bear one another’s burdens” (verse 2). “Each one shall bear his own load (verse 5). See!  I told you the Bible was full of contradictions!  To quote Bugs Bunny: What a maroon Paul must have been to contradict himself so obviously in just a few verses! I’m chuckling to myself as I pretend […]

February 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of Sexagesima Sunday – Galatians 5:13-26

ShareGalatians 5:13-26 In 1938 Orson Welles delivered what may have been the most electrifying radio address ever given.  He and his Mercury Theater group staged a radio version of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” that scared people out of their wits.  During this program, he portrayed how the earth had just been invaded by […]

February 4, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Sexagesima Sunday – Galatians 5:1-12

ShareGalatians 5:1-12 What is the relationship between law and grace?  How can we be not under the Law and yet still be subject to God so that we obey His commandments (even if this were only the explicit ones in the New Testament)?  There is a complex history of Christian thought on the matter, but […]

February 4, 2016 | 1 Comment More

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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 […]

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 […]

March 22, 2012 | 2 Comments More