The Lord’s Supper. Part Three: The Early Church, 4th-5th Century

I previously wrote on the summary of Christian views on the Lord’s Supper dating from the 1st to the 3rd century. I couched this from the outset with the choice offered by the Anglican prelate James Ussher to consider whether the fathers not only taught that bread becomes Christ to us or that we might … Continue reading The Lord’s Supper. Part Three: The Early Church, 4th-5th Century

The Radical Reformation and Medieval Piety through the lens of Balthasar Hubmaier

I was out walking today and praying as I went. As I did I felt prompted to reflect on the fact that despite being raised in the Church of England I distinctly remember feeling the pull towards the radical reformation from a young age. Now that interest has varied over time but there was something … Continue reading The Radical Reformation and Medieval Piety through the lens of Balthasar Hubmaier

Summary of my views on Baptism alongside scripture and quotations from the earliest centuries of the Church

Those who have followed this blog for any period of time will know I've spent a lot of time reviewing and figuring out where I stand on Baptism. This was all provoked by the birth of my son coming up to two years ago now. What I've wanted to do for awhile, however, is jot … Continue reading Summary of my views on Baptism alongside scripture and quotations from the earliest centuries of the Church

What I have changed, what I retain, what I wish for more in practice

I don’t know how appropriate this is but with my recent reflections I’ve been wrestling with some of the cognitive dissonances I’ve been feeling about my place in the Church. Becoming a Father has raised a lot for me and prompted me to examine what I believe on a range of issues. I've also been … Continue reading What I have changed, what I retain, what I wish for more in practice