Category Archives: Anglicanism

Litany from Morning Prayer of 1786 U.S. BCP

OGod the Father of heaven: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.     O God the Father of heaven: have mercy upon us miserable sinners. O God the Son, Redeemer of the world: have mercy upon us miserable sinners.     O … Continue reading

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A Continuing Anglican’s view on the Church of England’s decision of disciplinary action against the Episcopalians

Some Catholics have been asking me about this. I, as a High Anglican, surely must have an opinion on the disciplinary action against the Episcopalians, right? The truth is, I really don’t. I am a Continuing Anglican. Some in the … Continue reading

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Praying as the first American Anglicans

Today, I decided to pray the morning prayer in a different way than I normally do. Normally, I pray from the 1928 U.S. BCP. Today, I prayed from the 1786 version. This was before George Washington became President of the … Continue reading

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The worst argument for women’s ordination I’ve ever seen

I’ve seen some very bad radical egalitarian arguments for women’s ordination but this one from Ben Witherington III, who apparently did his own doctoral thesis on the New Testament on the topic of women in ministry in the church, probably, … Continue reading

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Prayer book-onlyist Anglicans?!?

Fr. Jonathan over at The Conciliar Anglican has an article on being a 39-articles Catholic. It’s an interesting article which I don’t particularly agree with all the points of. I personally don’t think his theology is entirely sound and would … Continue reading

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Will the real Episcopalians please stand up?

So someone in the comments section on Peter Enns’s blog made the comment about how she went from being a Unitarian to being an Episcopalian. I made the follow-up question which provoked some response: Nowadays, is there really much difference … Continue reading

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Al Mohler on Baptist converts to Catholicism and Anglicanism…

Scot McKnight has posted about Al Mohler’s reaction to two people from the SBC who have converted to Catholicism and Anglicanism. He cites from Bob Allen at Baptist News Global: A recent Wall Street Journal story profiling twin brothers who … Continue reading

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Is evangelicalism a Christian denomination?

I’ve seen Evangelical Christians lower-case the term “evangelicalism” when specifically referring to the so-called “Christian” denomination of Evangelicalism/The Evangelical Movement (for the record, I have prayed about this numerous times, and I have become convinced that this Evangelical Movement is … Continue reading

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Are Anabaptists orthodox?

I use the term Anabaptist here to refer to someone who deliberately denies baptism to infants. Although technically, the term means “no baptist” and a better term would be credobaptist. I reject the term credobaptist to refer to such people … Continue reading

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What is a Continuing Anglican?

This question has come up a couple of times in conversation with a deacon. What exactly is a Continuing Anglican? The answer is not that simple. Some questions frequently asked of Continuing Anglicans are as follows… Are Continuing Anglicans all … Continue reading

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Does Baptismal Regeneration Negate the Idea of Free Will?

Opponents of baptismal regeneration like to point out that the doctrine negates the idea of free will. The only problem with this is that it doesn’t. First off, both the doctrines of free will and the doctrines of baptismal regeneration … Continue reading

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Women’s Ordination: Starting Points

I came across this video by N.T. Wright a while back. It’s interesting because I think it points out the major problems in making a radical egalitarian argument on this base. The radical egalitarian normally begins his argument for the … Continue reading

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Met. Kallistos Ware on the Ordination of Women in the Orthodox Church

“Man, Woman and the Priesthood of Christ”, Women and the Priesthood, 5-53. It is a common theme of Met. Kallistos Ware to caution hastiness in the Church on a variety of different issues. He cites Isaiah 28:16 which reads “He … Continue reading

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Did the New Testament Church Have an Ecclesiastical Structure?

It is generally argued by Protestants (primarily the Anabaptist Protestants) that the church structure of the episcopacy is entirely a new invention known to the church that did not originate in the Bible. But the reality is that the episcopacy … Continue reading

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Can the Church Be Infallible?

One regard where Evangelicals and Fundamentalists typically depart with other Christians is over the issue of the infallibility of the Church. Many Lutherans, High Anglicans, Catholics, and Orthodox Christians all affirm the idea of the infallibility of the Church. According … Continue reading

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Do the XXXIX Articles of Religion Teach Total Depravity?

IX. Of Original or Birth-Sin. Original sin standeth not in the following of Adam, (as the Pelagians do vainly talk;) but it is the fault and corruption of the Nature of every man, that naturally is engendered of the offspring … Continue reading

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Why I am not Wesleyan

Where I can’t agree with Wesleyan theology is on the notion of his concept of prevenient grace and total depravity. Wesley once stated: 1. I proceed to draw a few inferences from what has been said. And, First, from hence … Continue reading

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All Christians are Fundamentalists According to John Dominic Crossan!

A sad attempt to justify liberalism and a radical departure from Christian orthodoxy at best. To whom do we trust if we cannot be certain who God even is? We worship what we know, not what we don’t know. Crossan … Continue reading

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Spiritual Presence in the Eucharist?

I come from an Evangelical Covenant tradition that taught that Jesus wasn’t literally present in the eucharist but was spiritually present in the eucharist. In many ways, I think the spiritual presence and the consubstantiation doctrines are attempted rationalisations of … Continue reading

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What Binds all Christians Together?

There are two doctrines that Jesus talks about which I see as uniting points for Christians. Baptism (John 3:3-5) Eucharist (John 6:51-58) Jesus assured Nicodemus that unless a man is born of water and Spirit, he cannot enter into the … Continue reading

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Marks of a Valid Baptism…

Intent I have concluded recently that the Traditionalist Catholics are correct in their interpretation of the sacrament of baptism and what marks a baptism as being valid. Of course, the implications would exclude the vast majority of Protestant baptisms as … Continue reading

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What Christian Denomination are You Quiz?

I got 82% Episcopalian, 82% Catholic, 49% Lutheran, 49% Restorationist, 32% Methodist, 19% Calvinist, 14% Puritan, 5% Baptist, and 0% Pentecostal. Take the Quiz and tell me what your scores were in the comments section.

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At what point did the reformers cease being Catholic?

At what point did Luther’s teachings transgress the bounds of ‘Catholic’ orthodoxy? This question, which fascinated some older scholars, rests on an assumption unacceptable to modern historians: namely, that there exists an eternal standard of ‘Catholic’ truth independent of name … Continue reading

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The Purified Water?

Called to Communion and White Horse Blog posted a while back on the subject of whether baptismal regeneration can be found in the church fathers’ earliest writings or not. I looked into this subject a while back for my dear … Continue reading

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Biblical Meditations–Queen of Heaven

Those poor Protestants tend to use this verse to dismantle Catholic and Orthodox Mariology. Jeremiah 7:18—“The children gather wood, the fathers kindle fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out … Continue reading

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The women debate—my attempt to explain from a sacramental perspective

Sacramentalists (or Christians who favour a more sacramental system of God distributing aid to his people) usually don’t agree that a woman can be a cultic or ritualistic priest. Sacramentalists are High Anglicans, Catholics, and Eastern Orthodox generally. They may … Continue reading

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