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Straggling into the Kingdom

Better to be in horrible pain in this life, Godsplains our Lord, than not make it into the next one.

#69: A Gentleman’s Agreement: Kenya, GAFCON, and the Tenuous Compromise

Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about the recent consecration of a woman to the episcopate in Kenya, wonder about its affect on the ACNA’s global relationships, and discuss GAFCON’s middle ground on women’s ordination.

Three Things on Thursday

Whereas, the invitation of this age is to look inward and thereby overestimate one’s own abilities, thereby ensuring failure, essentially, because no one is ultimately any kind of “engine that could.” Also, I think Tolkien hated engines, so that should be a lesson to us all.

Book Review – Reformation Anglican Worship

Reformation Anglican Worship by Michael Jensen is the latest volume in The Reformation Anglican Essentials Library. As it’s name suggests it provides a thorough survey of the principles of Anglican worship found in the denomination’s Reformation legacy.

If You Have to Make a Promise

And so, it doesn’t matter if you’re watching Rachel or Heidi or Kim or Jen or Glennon or any of the Priests of the Age, they each mediate to you your own promises to yourself. They guide you along the complex and painful path of choosing yourself and your own happiness, soothing away the grievous harms you deal out to those you love when you make this choice.

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Three Things on Thursday

Three Things on Thursday

Whereas, the invitation of this age is to look inward and thereby overestimate one’s own abilities, thereby ensuring failure, essentially, because no one is ultimately any kind of “engine that could.” Also, I think Tolkien hated engines, so that should be a lesson to us all.

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Book Review – Reformation Anglican Worship

Book Review – Reformation Anglican Worship

Reformation Anglican Worship by Michael Jensen is the latest volume in The Reformation Anglican Essentials Library. As it’s name suggests it provides a thorough survey of the principles of Anglican worship found in the denomination’s Reformation legacy.

read more
If You Have to Make a Promise

If You Have to Make a Promise

And so, it doesn’t matter if you’re watching Rachel or Heidi or Kim or Jen or Glennon or any of the Priests of the Age, they each mediate to you your own promises to yourself. They guide you along the complex and painful path of choosing yourself and your own happiness, soothing away the grievous harms you deal out to those you love when you make this choice.

read more
Some People Need To Get Out More

Some People Need To Get Out More

It is in the tension between self-control and self-expression that truly interesting thoughts and feelings come into being. Of course no child should be so sat on that his personhood is erased. But if he is never taught to say no to himself, he will never have any good reason to say yes to anything.

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Exactly What I Have Come to Expect

Exactly What I Have Come to Expect

Like so many people on Twitter, I did wonder what sort of rights she is wanting that she doesn’t yet have. Is it her desire to go fight a man self-identifying as a woman in an MMA ring? Because she can already do that. A job? Surely she has one, though I don’t know what it is.

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That’s The Problem

That’s The Problem

But then I scrolled some more around Twitter and had to admit that, like the study that found so long ago that those who move their legs faster arrive at their intended destinations more quickly, the evidence is there if anyone wants to see it.

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Don’t Push Like On Those Kinds of Posts

Don’t Push Like On Those Kinds of Posts

Abuse is bad. The only people who don’t know this are probably not, as they say, “from here.” The trouble just this moment is that there is so very much public virtue to be derived from explaining to everyone all the time about how very very bad abuse is, even though everyone already knows that it is so very very bad. No one–I must repeat myself–literally no one is saying that abuse is good.

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Salvation-Hesitant

Salvation-Hesitant

The easy and facile answer to those questions is that God will come in vengeance against his enemies, of which all bad people are to be numbered. Just figure out who is bad, and those will be the people that God is coming against on his way to save. And who is he saving? Why the good people who are being persecuted by the bad people. That’s who. It’s not hard to figure out. Of course, who is good and who is bad changes by the hour.

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Stand, Therefore

Stand, Therefore

One of the reasons that the ACNA was founded—one for which I was eager to sign up after our church had been sold to a mosque—was so that the whole counsel of Scripture, God’s Holy Word, could be proclaimed and obeyed without apology and without anxious worry about getting in trouble over it.

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Choose Wisely

Choose Wisely

The news of yesterday is just as awful and your own helplessness to stop the tide of human wickedness is just as great whether you’re scrolling through Facebook or wondering about the fate of a nameless French peasant from a thousand years ago.

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#63: Stand Firm Movie Club: Pray Away

#63: Stand Firm Movie Club: Pray Away

Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the new Netflix documentary, “Pray Away.” They talk about the valid criticisms the film makes about evangelical “ex-gay” ministries, what the movie gets wrong, and what the Good News of Jesus is for sexual strugglers.

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#63: Stand Firm Movie Club: Pray Away

#63: Stand Firm Movie Club: Pray Away

Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the new Netflix documentary, “Pray Away.” They talk about the valid criticisms the film makes about evangelical “ex-gay” ministries, what the movie gets wrong, and what the Good News of Jesus is for sexual strugglers.

read more