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Ending the Secular Captivity of the Churches

Ending the Secular Captivity of the Churches

Francis Schaefer, the great Christian apologist and evangelist, argued throughout his ministry that there could be no true evangelism or renewal of faith without first examining all the secular presuppositions underly­ing our contemporary culture. As David Virtue once pointed out in Touchstone, Schaefer contended that the floodwaters of secular [...]

Towards a Coherent Ecclesiology

Towards a Coherent Ecclesiology

When the Anglican Church in North America was first formed, the Bishop of South Carolina complained that it  lacked ‘ecclesiological coherence.’ I thought at the time: well of course it does; that is what the adjective “Anglican” stands for in the Anglican Church of North America!  One presumes that Bishop Lawrence did not mean to [...]

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

When a New Testament scholar was visiting Nashotah House a few years ago for a guest lecture, one of the students asked him what translation of the Bible he recommended. Without hesitation, the scholar replied, “I recommend you learn Greek.” It was a vivid reminder of the old parable that the reader is at the mercy of the translator. At the [...]

Thinking Out Loud

Thinking Out Loud

“The future of the Anglican Communion,” people are given to saying in an interrogatory way. Like: what do I think?  I don’t know from the future of the Anglican Communion or for that matter the future of the Dallas Cowboys or even Jack’s Burger House on Mockingbird. I am confident the Lords knows. Meanwhile… Something as amorphous [...]

The Presentation of the Triumph of Christ over the Powers of This World

The Presentation of the Triumph of Christ over the Powers of This World

When the Holy Family stood before Simeon in the Temple in Jerusalem, it was the coming-together of the Old and New Testaments, the fulfillment of all that had gone before. These very vulnerable people, all of them, were instruments of God’s purpose and will. They illustrated His way, showing forth His majesty in the face of opposition, ambiguity [...]

In The News

Suppose they held a Primate’s Meeting and nobody showed up? Would the Anglican non-communion come to a shuddering halt, or would it just carry on? Judging by the results at January’s Primate’s Meeting in Dublin, it’s the latter. 15 Primates failed to attend, 12 of that number doing so in protest at the futility of ongoing [...]