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Christians and Hallowe’en

October 20, 2017 by


(reprinted from 2008) In recent years we have started to hear some Christian groups encouraging Christians not to observe Hallowe’en, not to let our children trick-or-treat, not to go to costume parties. Many of those groups urge churches to have “harvest parties” as an alternative, or even just ignore the day entirely and pretend it […]

The Judgment of Advent

December 24, 2011 by


I thought I’d share a final “Advent-ish” type meditation for these last few hours of Advent.  It is traditional to preach in Advent on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell.  This particular meditation is about judgment. The Advent season collect makes it clear that at the last day, Jesus will come in […]

Praying the Office (part one)

December 1, 2011 by


Praying the Office is a daily requirement for Anglican clergy, and a valuable and recommended practice for laity as well.  For some Anglicans, it’s a simple matter of just picking up their BCP or DOB (the Daily Office Book, pictured here, which contains not only the Office, but all the readings from the lectionary, in […]

Well–I Think

June 22, 2010 by


I’ve been thinking for a while about resurrecting this blog, and for the last week or so article theses have been flying at me from, it seems, all directions. First, a little background.  There is a Sunday morning adult education class at St George’s, the CANA parish in Colorado Springs, entitled “The Kingdom.”  The theme […]

Anglican Mass in Modern English – Beta

September 20, 2008 by


I have received numerous comments privately and on the Anglo-Catholic Central forum, for which I am very thankful.  Please accept my gratitude, all who passed on your thoughts to me. As a result, please see the second draft of the Anglican Mass in Modern English.  Again, I welcome your critique.

Anglican Mass in Modern English

September 4, 2008 by


After seeing the products of attempts to translate parts of the 1662 BCP and the U.S. 1928 BCP into modern English with varying degrees of success, I was about to give up, as have so many, the idea that liturgy could be written in modern English without sounding either pedestrian or trendy – or horrible.  […]