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A Call to an Ancient Evangelical Future

PROLOGUE In every age the Holy Spirit calls the Church to examine its faithfulness to God’s revelation in Jesus Christ, authoritatively recorded in Scripture and handed down through the Church. Thus, while we affirm the global strength and vitality of … Continue reading

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Religion is Not a Bad Word

“Christianity is not a religion, its a relationship,” is a mantra I occasionally hear. The more I hear it, the more I am taken aback, wondering what exactly people mean. Whatever they specifically intend, the implication is that “religion” is … Continue reading

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How to Pray the Daily Office from the Book of Common Prayer (Part 8) – Morning Prayer

After having gone through the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) order for Evening Prayer in some detail, I will now show some of the unique aspects of Morning Prayer. Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer are very similar. They both have … Continue reading

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How to Pray the Daily Office from the Book of Common Prayer (Part 6) – The Prayers

How often have you sat down to pray and have not known what to say? You may even care deeply about a specific topic, but after sixty to ninety seconds your creativity has run its course and you find yourself … Continue reading

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Readings for the Daily Office of the Book of Common Prayer

The following is an aid to help make praying the Daily Office from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) easier. Rather than navigating through the lectionary and then flipping through your Bible to find the daily readings, I copied them … Continue reading

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How to Pray the Daily Office from the Book of Common Prayer (Part 3) – The Opening

Transcendence is what comes to mind, when I think of joining in the very prayers the Church has made from its earliest days. One type of prayer expresses what is in our hearts. Another type of prayer lifts us into … Continue reading

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How to Pray the Daily Office from the Book of Common Prayer (Part 1) – Christian Year Overview

Celebrating the Christian Year has been by far one of the most significant, dynamic and moving spiritual practices that I have ever engaged in. It may seem strange that to begin guiding you in how to pray the Daily Office … Continue reading

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