Reformed Anglican worship in Morning and Evening Prayer and in the Lord’s Supper keeps to the three-fold biblical pattern that was rediscovered in the Reformation: Guilt, where in preparation to receive Him, we realize and confess our need for salvation and a Savior. Grace, where we hear and understand from God’s gospel Word His provision… Read More Our Misery
When you first enter what is 21st century Anglicanism in North America you could imagine yourself in the famous Mos Eisley Catina Bar in Star Wars. There is a wide-open feel in the room as participants in the renewed Anglicanism give descriptions and interpretations of what they think our theology is that is highly conflicting from one… Read More An One, Holy, Catholic, Movement?
Entering North American Anglicanism in leaving the Episcopal Church (TEC) is like stepping out of a dark cellar into the bright daylight of the European spring in 1945. Ruins everywhere point to past glories. There’s a light giddiness in the silence. The shelling has stopped. The war may not be completely over, but it is… Read More Stepping Out into Spring
We’ve just returned from our vacation in the Adirondacks. Part of the offerings where we were staying was a series of seminar talks by a well-known Christian celebrity with a very successful women’s ministry. What was so startling in the talks was her use of the Scriptures. Being in my little embattled corner as a… Read More Irrational Numbers
The Diocese of New Jersey elected its 12th Bishop on May 4th. Although the progress of the election and ballots fell out exactly as I had described it in our parish open forum, the Bishop elect was relatively unknown to me. So when I returned home and after a well-earned mug of tea, I had… Read More “Stoking” the boiler
F-Troop was a satirical western television situation comedy series of the 1960’s. One of the recurring word plays that marked its humor (along with burlesque, slapstick and visual gags) was the directions from the Hekawis encampment, the local Native American tribe, to Fort Courage the home of F-Troop: “Turn left at the big rock that looks… Read More Bear Signs
If you’ve read any of my posts you will know a bit about the influence of the Church of England’s evangelicalism has had in shaping my way of theology and ministry. When I use the rather long term, “39-article-evangelical-anglican”, to describe myself I like to think that I am standing within the tent occupied by… Read More Godly Ambition