Defending Marriage at Oxford

Posted on October 19, 2023
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The Rev’d Dr. Peter Johnston, Ministry President of Anglican Compass, interviews the Rev’d Calvin Robinson, an Anglican deacon in the Free Church of England, about his participation in a debate at the Oxford Union in Oxford, UK, on whether Christianity should allow same-sex marriage. In his speech, he defended the traditional Christian view of marriage…

A New Generation of Anglicans

Posted on December 12, 2022
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Today there is a new generation of Anglicans joining the Church. Through my work on the Word & Table podcast, and with Saint Paul’s House of Formation, I have had the privilege of meeting and speaking with many. In my experience, the majority of these converts are millennials from evangelical protestant traditions. Over the last…

Scripture in the Anglican Tradition

Posted on May 22, 2018
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Charles Simeon once said, “The Bible first, the Prayer Book next, and all other books and doings in subordination to both.” Anglicans love the Bible. In fact, when most people attend an Anglican church, the first thing they notice is the central role of the Bible. Each Sunday, there are usually four readings of Scripture:…

Top 3 Reasons Why I’m an Anglican Christian

Posted on July 25, 2017
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Why am I an Anglican Christian? Here are 3 reasons. 1. Anglicanism as a Refuge from Fundamentalism First, for me, Anglicanism has been a refuge from fundamentalism. Now, to be sure, we do have our own fundamentalists within the Anglican Communion! But, compared to some “ingrown enclaves” I’ve experienced in my Christian upbringing, Anglicanism has…

Traditions that are Not in the Bible

Posted on December 30, 2013
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Today I had a great Facebook exchange with a family member’s friend. We were discussing wedding bands. Should married couples wear them? Are there alternative ways to demonstrate one’s marital faithfulness? It was a friendly discussion in which I mostly pontificated as usual. It was a conversation between a few committed Christians who supported each…