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I am a member of the Church of England preparing for ordination. I am an Anglo-Catholic, interested in the Church Fathers, in Thomas Aquinas (who isn't?), in moral theology (especially Alasdair MacIntyre), and in ecumenical theology.

My answers on this site will be from a variety of perspectives, not always mine. Certainly nothing I say is an official statement of the Church of England (except, of course, when it is).

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Aug
24
awarded  Yearling
Aug
15
answered Why was Jesus afraid/agonizing in the Garden of Gethsemane if the Spirit of God isn't one of fear but of power?
Aug
15
comment What is the means of forgiveness in Purgatory?
Purgatory, in traditional Catholic doctrine, is not about forgiveness but about purification.
Aug
8
comment Why do Anglicans kneel when Catholics would stand?
Anglicans almost universally stand for the Collect, except in old-fashioned BCP services.
Aug
5
comment What is the biblical justification for permitting female pastors?
@fredsbend That's not an accurate summary of my answer. I really want to answer the question "What are the arguments in favour of the ordination of women?" Maybe I'll ask it myself.
Aug
5
comment What is the biblical justification for permitting female pastors?
@bruisedreed I have to say, I think an answer about biblical hermeneutics is more relevant than proof-texting. If someone wants to downvote, flag or delete or whatever, that's their shout.
Aug
4
comment What is the biblical justification for permitting female pastors?
@bruisedreed Eh?
Jul
25
comment What is truly meant when it is said that Holy Scripture is 'inerrant' according to the Catholic Church?
Where precisely do you find the statement that the Catholic Church considers the scriptures infallible and inerrant?
Jul
16
revised Do the Orthodox and Catholic Churches allow participation in each others' services?
RC unavailable
Jul
16
comment Do the Orthodox and Catholic Churches allow participation in each others' services?
@JAGAnalyst That would be all Orthodox churches, then... You're quite right, however, that the Catholic point refers to circumstances when a Catholic mass is unavailable; I'll add that to my answer.
Jul
16
comment Do the Orthodox and Catholic Churches allow participation in each others' services?
@JAGAnalyst Read the whole page. Specifically the the paragraphs above the asterisks.
Jul
15
answered Do the Orthodox and Catholic Churches allow participation in each others' services?
Jul
9
comment Do Anglo-Catholics encourage closed Communion?
The RCC does not, strictly speaking, have a closed-communion policy in that members of Orthodox churches are permitted to receive, though most don't. However, I know of no Anglican church that would have even a similar policy.
Jan
20
comment Why are the Psalms numbered this way in some Catholic Bibles?
Do you mean, why are the psalms in the order they're in?
Jan
14
comment What did Pilate mean by asking “What is truth?”
I've always read this as irony looking at John 14.6, yes.
Jan
12
comment Can Man see God?
@bruisedreed Though the general point (i.e. that different theologies exist, so we shouldn't necessarily expect utter consistency) is a decent one. You don't need Wellhausen's theory per se to consider that point valid.
Jan
11
comment Is all prayer supplication?
@user3293056 You might see a section in that CCC link, ¶2623: "Blessing expresses the basic movement of Christian prayer: it is an encounter between God and man." That seems a good summary to me, though doubtless there are many others.
Jan
11
answered Is all prayer supplication?
Dec
30
comment Why (and when) did the empty cross v.s. crucifix split happen?
The use of the empty cross as the "Resurrection Cross" is popular and not invalid, but it's certainly not the historical reason. It's a late C20 explanation of a shift that happened at the Reformation, IMO for fear of idolatry
Oct
28
comment Does God ever impute sin?
The AV/KJV is often going to use words that no longer mean precisely what they meant in 1611. It's worth reading some other translations to see what they make of it.