An Introduction to Anglican Worship

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I am working with a great group of people to plant an Anglican church in Canton, Ohio where many Christians are unfamiliar with liturgical forms of worship.  The following is thus a very brief introduction for those who are unfamiliar with classic liturgy. It may also serve as a helpful refresher for those who have … Continue reading An Introduction to Anglican Worship

The Sacramental Word: An Essay Toward the Development of a Doctrine

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Introduction My thesis is simple though two-fold. First, the doctrine of scripture remains surprisingly under-developed in Christian thinking, and while this is especially true in protestant theology, there is work to be done among Roman Catholic and Orthodox scholars as well.[1] Second the classical idea that scripture is sacramental in nature – so much so … Continue reading The Sacramental Word: An Essay Toward the Development of a Doctrine

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Henri de Lubac, the Bitter Fruit of Old Atheism, and Christian Humanism

Henri de Lubac lived and worked during some of the most violent and confused years in modern European history. In addition to the losses caused by the several wars that ravaged Europe, the violent events of the early twentieth century led to an acute emotional and intellectual anxiety for many citizens of the continent. The … Continue reading Henri de Lubac, the Bitter Fruit of Old Atheism, and Christian Humanism

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Reclaiming Sacred Scripture as Sacred “Script”

Without the printing press, the protestant reformation might never have gotten off the ground - at least not so quickly and with such geographical reach. This observation has been made by many scholars over many years. No doubt, the press helped to disseminate reformation ideas far and wide in a short period of time. Likewise, the ability to … Continue reading Reclaiming Sacred Scripture as Sacred “Script”

Morning Prayer – 4/26/17

Opening Sentence of Scripture Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Mark 16:6 and Luke 24:34 Confession of Sin The Officiant says to the People Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God. Silence is kept. All kneeling the Officiant and People say Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from … Continue reading Morning Prayer – 4/26/17

Morning Prayer – 4/19/17 

Opening Sentence of Scripture Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Mark 16:6 and Luke 24:34 Confession of Sin The Officiant says to the People Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God. Silence is kept. All kneeling the Officiant and People say Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from … Continue reading Morning Prayer – 4/19/17 

Morning Prayer, April 5th, 2017

OPENING SENTENCE OF SCRIPTURE Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matthew 3:2 Confession of Sin The Officiant says to the People Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God. Silence is kept. All kneeling the Officiant and People say Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from your ways … Continue reading Morning Prayer, April 5th, 2017