The Real Divisions in the Church of England

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Yesterday I posted an explanation of the complex relationships within the Church of England. I explained here about Anglo Catholic, Evangelicals and Liberals. However, this is not the full story. As usual, there is a story behind the story. The divisions between Liberal, Anglo-Catholic and Evangelical are, in many respects, only superficial and historical. The [Read More...]

Christ in Creation from Frank Viola’s Jesus: A Theography

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Instead of a simple book review I’m using Frank Viola and Leonard Sweet’s book¬†Jesus: A Theography as a jumping off point for a couple of posts. First of all– a couple of reasons why I like this book and recommend it to you. First, the content is solid and scholarly, but Second, it’s written in [Read More...]

Guest Blogger: Marcus Steele

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This really is a real person. Honest! I’ve decided to invite some guest bloggers–some well known like Fr Rutler and some who are newer to the blogosphere. Marcus Steele is one of the newbies.¬†Marcus was a poster child of success: a Marine Captain and Harrier fighter pilot; an advisor to the largest institutional investors in [Read More...]

Jesus: A Theography?

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Ogden Nash said, “Here is a good rule of thumb, too clever is dumb.” I have to admit that my first glance at Frank Viola and Leonard Sweet’s book called Jesus: A Theography sort of made me choke. “Theography?” I geddit. Jesus is God so he doesn’t get a “biography” he gets a “Theography”. I [Read More...]

Sin or Sanctity?

Sin is monotonous. Sanctity is totally original. Underneath this observation lurks a deeper truth–that sin is boring. We believe in original sin, but there is nothing original about sin. This is because evil is derivative. Satan cannot create anything, all he can do is twist or destroy or distort what is good. Take any sin [Read More...]

Hypocritical Hypercritical Critics

Remember the old joke about the man who says to the priest, “I never go to your church Father. The place is full of hypocrites!” Priest answers, “Well come along anyway. We can always make room for one more.” In today’s gospel Jesus heals a woman on the Sabbath and the Pharisees pick him up [Read More...]


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