A Caution to Modern Reformers

On October 31, Protestant churches celebrate Reformation Day, remembering the famous nailing of the 95 theses by Martin Luther to the Wittenburg door in 1517.  Why celebrate this over 500 years later? Well, a Latin phrase that emerged from the Protestant movement is semper reformanda: the Church should be “always reforming.” When I first learned this Reformation principle, I was [...]

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My Journey Into Anglicanism – by Zachary Dewey

This post is a part of Rookie Anglican, a blog dedicated to Making Anglicanism Accessible. A Brief Defense of “Conversion” Stories Sometimes I wish I lived in Church of the first Millennia, before the Great Schism of 1054. Things would be a heck of a lot easier. One could simply say “I’m a Christian” and people would more or less [...]

Common Prayer: The Origin Story

Author and theologian J. I. Packer says of the Book of Common Prayer's influence on the British people, “Long before the age of fish and chips, the Book of Common Prayer was the Great British invention, nurturing all sorts and conditions of Englishmen and holding the church together with remarkable effectiveness.” Before the Book of Common Prayer, the prayers and [...]

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