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Hope, Realism, and the Protestant Face of Anglicanism

Hope, Realism, and the Protestant Face of Anglicanism

Back in 1998, my father wrote an unfashionable yet characteristically compelling little volume entitled The Protestant Face of Anglicanism. With the big anniversary finally here, it seemed like an ideal time to remind people of its existence (and merit)! Coincidentally, the book shares the title of PZ’s latest project, a tumblr devoted to, well, you guessed it. He’s provided […]

Reviewing <i>The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography</i>

Reviewing The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography

I was honored a few months ago to be asked to review Alan Jacobs’ new biography of The Book of Common Prayer for Modern Reformation magazine, one of my/our favorite periodicals. Seeing as the issue in which it appears just hit stands (May-June), here’s a generous portion of the article. Be sure to head over to […]

The Road (to Canterbury) Goes on Forever: Gregg Allman the Unlikely Episcopalian

The Road (to Canterbury) Goes on Forever: Gregg Allman the Unlikely Episcopalian

I just finished reading Gregg Allman’s really-pretty-good new memoir, My Cross to Bear, and the final chapter contains a revelation too unexpected not to share here. Which isn’t to say the first eighteen chapters aren’t full of remarkable twists and turns as well. There are more than enough anecdotes to support the Almost Famous-Allman Brothers […]

PZ's Podcast: Requiem, Bishop Ryle, and J.C. Ryle Considered

PZ’s Podcast: Requiem, Bishop Ryle, and J.C. Ryle Considered

Episode 106: Requiem The alternate title for this cast is: “I Feel Like I Lose When I Win” (ABBA Bizarro). Happiness is no dice for the ego, our “person” we think is us, always looking back over their shoulder. And not just at all the attacks that are coming, by definition; but especially at Death. […]

Even As Though There Were No Law: William Tyndale on the Christian Life

Even As Though There Were No Law: William Tyndale on the Christian Life

Was William Tyndale, a founding father of Anglicanism, an antinomian? The following comes from his Prologue to the book of Romans. In it he outlines a Christian life which is unflinchingly active in works, yet it does so wholly apart from the law. In the economy of the Christian life, the true purpose of the […]

Look How They Shine For You: Coming to Terms with Coldplay

Look How They Shine For You: Coming to Terms with Coldplay

I’ll never forget the day back in 1999, when the snobbiest record store clerk I’ve ever known, the guy who introduced me to both Scott Walker and The Left Banke, wouldn’t let me leave his shop until I heard “the best British single of the decade.” The song was “Yellow” and the band was the […]

PZ's Podcast: The Yardbirds (For Your Love)

PZ’s Podcast: The Yardbirds (For Your Love)

EPISODE 37 This is about The Yardbirds, the British Invasion avant-garde band that brought us hope, instinct, and, finally, a Stairway to Heaven. The band, which existed from 1963 to 1968, was our first exposure toEric Clapton, then Jeff Beck, and then Jimmy Page — all guitar gods, but Page had worked with Joe Meek, so he […]

PZ's Podcast: "Mr." Priest and The King's Speech (Cosmo Lang)

PZ’s Podcast: "Mr." Priest and The King’s Speech (Cosmo Lang)

EPISODES 33&34 You can usually tell when things aren’t going well for an institution, when professional titles become inflated. Great academics in this country used often to be called by the title ‘Mr.’ rather than ‘Professor’ or ‘Doctor’. Or take the United States Navy. Then, too, in the Episcopal Church and the Church of England, […]

PZ's Podcast: Protestant Interiors (Whistling Dixie)

PZ’s Podcast: Protestant Interiors (Whistling Dixie)

EPISODES 31&32 You can say all you want about a certain thing, yet people won’t believe you. They will simply not believe you. You can present old documents and ancient photographs, accompanied by diaries and essays by people who were “there”; and they still won’t believe you. For whatever reasons of their own, they won’t […]

What the Heart Loves, the Will Chooses and the Mind Justifies: Ashley Null on Thomas Cranmer

What the Heart Loves, the Will Chooses and the Mind Justifies: Ashley Null on Thomas Cranmer

In 2001, in conjunction with the 450th anniversary of the second/canonical edition of The Book of Common Prayer, one of the world’s leading authorities on the English Reformation, Dr. Ashley Null, was interviewed about the life and theology of its author, Thomas Cranmer. Dr. Null coined what may be our favorite distillation of Protestant anthropology […]

Mere Anglicanism 2011

Mere Anglicanism 2011

The 2011 Mere Anglicanism conference this year is held in thanksgiving for the faithful witness of Bishop C. FitzSimons Allison to the Word of God’s Grace. It will be held at St. Philip’s Church in Charleston S.C. January 20-23. Some of Mockingbird’s favorite theologians will be speaking at the conference. Here is the Morning Prayer […]

Mere Anglicanism 2011

Mere Anglicanism 2011

The 2011 Mere Anglicanism conference this year is held in thanksgiving for the faithful witness of Bishop C. FitzSimons Allison to the Word of God’s Grace. It will be held at St. Phillips Church in Charleston S.C. January 20-23. Some of Mockingbird’s favorite theologians will be speaking at the conference. This is one of my […]