• 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

Wednesday of 4th Sunday in Trinity – Luke 8:40-56

ShareLuke 8:40-56             “Who touched Me?” That’s the question Jesus asked the woman with the flow of blood.  He asks a similar question of us today: “Who will touch Me?” What happened when the woman with the flow of blood touched Jesus? We should begin by examining her condition.  Her flow of blood made her […]

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Tuesday of 4th Sunday in Trinity – Luke 8:26-39

ShareLuke 8:26-39 The Christian life is a human exorcism in slow motion.  Because the speed at which God delivers us from ourselves is often slow, we often miss what God is doing in our lives. What would your life look like if you took it and sped it up so that a day passed in […]

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Monday of 4th Sunday in Trinity – Luke 8:16-25

ShareLuke 8:16-25 “For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him.” What’s up with this passage?  Is this the same Jesus they’ve been telling us about?  He sounds like a kind of Robin Hood in reverse.  He seems like […]

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Saturday of Trinity 3 – Luke 8:1-15

ShareLuke 8:1-15 When I was a kid, I always wanted to be a mad scientist, mixing up different colored potions to unlock the mysteries of the universe. I guess my son Charlie must have gotten my genes because lately he’s wanted to know all about chemicals.  Of course, the fun part about chemistry isn’t all […]

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Friday of Trinity 3 – Luke 7:36-50

ShareLuke 7:36-50 I wonder sometimes if we really understand or remember how great the forgiveness of God is in our lives.  If we’re Christians, then surely we’re aware of how great God is and how grave and serious even a single sin against the Almighty and Holy One is.  Surely we’re aware of the many […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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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