Has the Episcopal Church developed a more profound focus on the adoration of God, a renewed commitment to justice work grounded in the Incarnation, or a sense of Anglican identity across the real and painful conflicts that have come to define us?
The solemn worship of God’s people is truly pleasing to God only when it is paired with a commitment to social action.
When does a desire for liturgical diversity become merely an excuse for anarchy and personal preference?
Urban T. Holmes claimed that those who resisted the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, as well as the charismatic renewal movement, reflected “a nostalgia for a classical theology which many theologians know has not been viable for almost two hundred years." But is that what the BCP represents?
Derek writes: 1.) What is doctrinally wrong with the Hail Mary in regards to asking for prayer? How is it different than me asking you for the same? 2.) Why is Eucharistic Adoration frowned upon?
Whatever it is, it is anti-puritanical. It is against the simplistic modern legal precisions (both Catholic and Protestant) and their tendency to sever the good and the beautiful from the true.
If “No Covenant,” what? How do Anglicans express a sound doctrine of the Church without competent instruments of unity?
Fr Robert Hendrickson recently opined that “It’s Time for a New Oxford Movement.” He rightly points out that in many ways, the ’79 BCP represents a decisive move to institutionalize an anglo-catholic liturgical vision.