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Yes, Virginia, Anglicans DO Fast.

February 28, 2017

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Reprinted as a reminder. Here it is again–Happy Lent! Lent helps us enter the deepest and most important mysteries of what it truly means to be human—spirit and flesh fused together. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent and remind us of our mortality. The ashes which are blessed and traced in the form of […]

Three Streams?

February 24, 2017

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Below is a comment I left on Virtueonline’s website, but it was not approved by their “moderator” because it was negative about charismatics. I stand by what I wrote and reproduce it here for your reading and commenting. I’m afraid using the “three streams” approach is both misleading and inaccurate. The historic three “streams” in […]

Important Old Testament Stories

July 15, 2016

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In the last few weeks I’ve had a number of events, conversations, and even random thoughts pop into my head, all dealing with one topic: Old Testament stories. As a result of a recent conversation with a brother priest, I found myself thinking about these stories, specifically along the lines of which Old Testament stories […]

Was Christmas Really a Pagan Holiday?

December 21, 2015

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  It is almost certain that you’ll run into some well meaning fool who likes to smirk at holiday decorations and with an air of popping the balloons of children announce that “Jesus wasn’t really born on Christmas, you know.”  They will often continue with “Christmas is just another pagan festival that Christianity stole.”  Well, […]

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas!

December 6, 2015

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At this time of year in the USA, we are inundated with movies, television specials, cartoons, and images about Santa Claus. Some are quite good, entertaining, and fun, most are just, well, not. Christians when facing the secular culture often find some questions difficult to answer. Santa Claus shouldn’t be one of those difficult questions. […]

The First Thanksgiving

November 26, 2015

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The first thanksgiving--1621, right? Guess again!

How Anglicans Worship – Part 8

September 23, 2015

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Processions Interrupting the order here to answer questions I’d received from earlier in the “How Anglicans Worship” series. Let me begin by observing that there are six general types of processions: Entrance, Gospel, Offertory, Exit, Holy Day, and Special Occasion. Order in processions ought be pretty straightforward. Older manuals used to prescribe slightly different orders […]