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The Authority of the Bible

The Authority of the Bible

A few years ago, I was invited to be a guest speaker in the Lenten series of a church on the theme “The Four Cornerstones of the Church.” Their chosen topics were the Holy Scriptures, the Book of Common Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and Personal Holiness – all very important, worthy subjects for a study series for Lent. As the first speaker, [...]

Fr. Heidt Takes Budde to Task

Fr. Heidt Takes Budde to Task

Religious liberals are in the difficult position of having to defend their innovations against the testimony of Scripture and Tradition. Both of these, it’s argued, are the final arbiters of our ecclesial decision making. The one is the revealed Word of God, containing “all things necessary for salvation” and the other is nothing less than [...]

David Virtue on Anglican Evangelicals

David Virtue on Anglican Evangelicals

When Archbishop Robert Duncan, Primate of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), inaugurated his new Anglican province, he did an extraordinary thing. He invited two men to stand with him who, in effect, represented the boundaries of what he understood Anglicanism to be. The first was Archbishop Jonah, Metropolitan of the Orthodox Church [...]

Facing Towards Mecca

Facing Towards Mecca

The call to sunset prayer issued by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf echoed through the room, and worshippers came forward – some in Muslim garb, others in western clothing. Removing their shoes and kneeling to face Mecca, the worshippers uttered prayers from the Qur’an, led by the controversial cleric known for his plan to build an Islamic center near [...]

Holiness of Life

Holiness of Life

How are we to live? Many seriously minded people ask this question to-day as they try to give expression to their lives by experimenting with different styles and/or philosophies. Yet the answer is clear if not complicated, especially when we are Christian. Each person has been created in the image of God and has received His hallowing breath of [...]

In the News

Forward in Faith National Assembly: 86 persons met at Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, Illinois, for this years’ Forward in Faith North America(FiFNA) Assembly.  Speakers included: Bishop C. FitzSimons Allison, Twelfth Bishop of South Carolina, retired, and former Professor, University of the South and Virginia Theological Seminary. The Rt. [...]