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Review Roundup: Deep Anglicanism

Posted on July 19, 2024
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Recently, theologian and frequent Anglican Compass contributor The Rev. Dr. Gerald McDermott released Deep Anglicanism: A Brief Guide, his accessible but not lightweight introduction to the Anglican tradition. We were excited to get our hands on this new volume, released by Nashotah House Press, written by one of modern Anglicanism’s most prolific writers. Such was…

James Tissot, Jesus Goes Up Alone onto a Mountain to Pray. For A New History of Redemption.

Book Review: A New History of Redemption

Posted on July 17, 2024
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Few scholars could even attempt to write a book like A New History of Redemption, Gerald McDermott’s recent work of near-comprehensive theological history. McDermott borrows the title and structure from an unfinished project of Jonathan Edwards, the 18th-century Puritan, who outlined the project but did not live to complete it. And no wonder: Edwards’ idea…

Political Violence and a Crucified Lord

Political Violence and a Crucified Lord

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How should Christians react to a rise in political violence? Anger is justified, but sin is not. Rather, we look to our crucified Lord: whose conviction was political violence, whose crucifixion was political violence, who himself grieved political violence, but whose resurrection triumphed over political violence. As Christians, we proclaim the superior hope of repentance…

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A Holy Place: Preserving Historic Churches

Posted on July 15, 2024
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A few weeks ago, my church took a field trip—one that went over the road and almost 200 years into the past. A small group of us met in one of our village’s oldest buildings, a tiny stone chapel constructed in 1853 to serve the tiny population of English settlers who’d brought their faith with…

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Everywhere Forward: The Legacy of Archbishop Foley Beach

Posted on June 28, 2024
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“Forward. Always Forward. Everywhere Forward.” Archbishop Beach used these words at the beginning of his tenure as Archbishop, borrowed from the motto of Saint Vincent College. Now that he concludes his tenure, it is fitting to reflect on his remarkable journey, together with the breadth of his ministry at home and abroad. Guided by his…

Provincial Assembly: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Posted on June 25, 2024
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The Provincial Assembly is a gathering of Anglicans from across the province. Its purpose is to conduct business under the Holy Spirit and the Scriptures, encourage one another in gospel mission, enjoy fellowship, and celebrate the Eucharist. In the Anglican Church of North America, the Provincial Assembly meets at least once every five years, at…

A Walk Through the Prayer Book

Book Review: A Walk Through the Prayer Book

Posted on June 24, 2024
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Klukas, Arnold W. A Walk Through the Prayer Book: The 2019 Book of Common Prayer Explained. Anglican House, 2023. 118 pp. As the Anglican Church in North America celebrates its fifteenth year, its 2019 edition of the Book of Common Prayer likewise celebrates five years of use. Fittingly, Anglican House Publishers has released a helpful…

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Today in the Spirit: Proper 8B

Posted on June 23, 2024
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Sometimes, in the three-year lectionary cycle, there is the opportunity for a Stewardship Sunday built right into the schedule of readings. This week is an example of that, though, oddly, it is not the Gospel reading taking the lead. Proper 8B is one of a few instances in the post-Pentecost ordinary season where we can…