"The Preachers chiefly shall take heed that they teach nothing in their preaching, which they would have the people religiously to observe and believe, but that which is agreeable to the Doctrine of the Old Testament and the New, and that which the Catholick Fathers and Ancient Bishops have gathered out of that Doctrine." A proposed canon of Elizabeth I, 1571

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Location: Bedford, Texas, United States

I am a presbyter in the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas (Anglican Church in North America). I serve as Chaplain at St. Vincent's School and as a canon of St. Vincent's Cathedral Church in Bedford, Texas. In addition to my parish duties and teaching Religion classes in the school I am also the Middle School Social Studies teacher.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

New Class at St. Vincent's

Friends, I just wanted to let readers who are located in Tarrrant or Dallas Counties, Texas, know that I will be starting a new Thursday night class at St. Vincent's Cathedral this week. On January 12th at 7:30 PM we will begin our study of "Theology in the Sixteenth Century," the historical period known as "The Reformation." I will be assisted in teaching this course by Ryan Mills (M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; Master of Sacred Theology, Philadelphia Lutheran Seminary). Mr. Mills will soon will be ordained a Lutheran pastor in our area.

The sixteenth century saw the rise of both Protestantism and Anglicanism, as well as major developments in Catholic theology. We will explore selections from the writings of several important theologians, including Luther and Calvin among Protestant authors, Erasmus, More, Eck and the decrees of Trent as representative of Roman Catholic thought, and early Anglican writers. There is no cost, of course, and no experience in Church history is necessary. We will meet in the library at 7:30 PM each Thursday for the next eight weeks. Just show up ready to think and question. And coming to the first class does not obligate you for the entire series, so please drop by and see how exciting it is to read the fathers of the modern Christian world.

The image above is Erasmus of Rotterdam, by Hans Holbein the Younger, 1530.


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