The January freeze has moved into my little back garden in Mt. Ephraim, so that means it’s time to put up the spade and fork, sharpen the pruning tools, watch the forecast, and pour through the 2019 seed and plant catalogues that were dropped in my mailbox. Being a bit of an “old school” gardener,… Read More Catalogues
I have just come in from my first bit of gardening work in 2019. I had to replant some penstemon digitalis Husker Red, a white Phlox paniculata and hosta that were moved while the trench was cut along the east fence for the greenhouse electrical line. Nothing like getting back out there after a few weeks for… Read More 2014
Now that I have passed my the sixtieth year and my ministry as Canon Theologian prevents me from writing on matters of the church as I did previously, I thought to use my blog site to turn to my love of gardening. We purchased our home in 2013 in Mt. Ephraim, New Jersey USA with… Read More Turning Over a New Leaf
Funny the things that come into your head when the usual timetable of your day is put aside for a holiday. I realized today that I took my first course in ancient Greek (Koine) in 1976 and my first course in classical Latin in 1977. Latin would have beaten Greek to the starting block if… Read More Forty Years
Particularly of the nineteenth century. The evangelical wing of Anglicanism in the United States ceased to have any active influence by the end of that century. One hypothesis as to the cause is in its failure to respond to the doctrinal challenges of the Second Great Awakening within its ranks. Coming as it did in… Read More How Well Do We Know American Anglican History?
This is probably my favorite Martin Luther quotation, ever. I have quoted the italicized section in many sermons over the years. Let me set the quote in a bit of context that I read in Carl Trueman’s book on Luther and the Christian Life: Cross and Freedom. Most of us may know of his stand… Read More Happy Reformation Day
Philip Benedict, Christ’s Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism, Yale University Press: 2002, xxvi+670 pp, hardcover. Philip Benedict is an American historian of the Protestant Reformation in Europe, currently holding the title of Professor Emeritus (profeseur honoraire) at the University of Geneva’s Institute for Reformation History (l’Institut de Histoire de la Réformation). His book, Christ’s Churches Purely Reformed was awarded… Read More Philip Benedict on the Character of Anglicanism