Are Anglican Ministers Successors to the Apostles?

Back in December I published a post in response to one Rev. Chris Findley on Dodging the Important Questions on Priests and the Holy Communion.  Unsurprisingly there was no response.  Who knows, Rev. Findley might still be stuck in Murfreesboro's traffic, which is experiencing serious spillover from Nashville.  In any case, in that post I touched …

Is the “Classic” Concept of Original Sin Based on a Mistranslation?

An intriguing suggestion from J.N.D. Kelly's Early Christian Doctrines.  First, concerning Ambrosiaster's influential Commentary on Romans: Ambrosiaster's teaching is particularly note­worthy because it relies on an exegesis of Rom. 5, 12 which, though mistaken and based on a false reading, was to become the pivot of the doctrine of original sin. In the Greek St. …

The Intellectual Shell Game of Critical Race Theory in the Anglican/Episcopal World

Matt Kennedy's thoughtful piece on critical race theory lays out many things very succinctly.  My purpose here is to take a look at this from another point of view.  The way Matt links current critical race theory with the class theory of Marxism connects many dots, dots which have driven many of my life decisions, …

Francis Chan Bails on Bill Clinton’s Eucharistic Theology

As you see here: https://youtu.be/QP9roQQwzsA "Bill Clinton's Eucharistic Theology" is my catty description of Zwinglian theology, which posits that the Holy Communion is a mere symbol.  As I noted in my piece entitled Bill Clinton's Eucharistic Theology: It Depends Upon What Is Is: Until the Reformation Christianity uniformly confessed that, when Our Lord said “is” …

Guatemala, Then and Now — Chet Aero Marine

One of the things I’ve learned in the many years I’ve worked on this site is that my family has a habit of following in the wake of its ancestors, even if the followers were reluctant to admit it. Our trips to the Bahamas were in the wake of Chet’s SPA trips; our moving to […] …

John Eric Booth-Clibborn: The Assemblies of God Missionary Who Gave His Life for Burkina Faso — Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center

This Week in AG History — January 2, 1926 By Darrin J. Rodgers Originally published on AG News, 2 January 2019 John Eric Booth-Clibborn, a 29-year-old Assemblies of God missionary, laid down his life in the French West African colony of Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) on July 8, 1924. He died from dysentery and […] …

On the Prayer Book as Constitution — Ad Orientem

The prayer book controversies, however, are an illustration of one of the banes of the English speaking world: debating substantive issues by arguing over documents. Today in the U.S. we debate many issues in our society, not on their merits, but by their constitutionality. The basic problem with the newer prayer book is that many […] …

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