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36 | On Saints
On today's episode we discuss the theology of saints and the ancient practices surround their veneration.  Here are some of things we mentioned: This article by Fr. Stephen De Young Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler Cult of the Saints by St. John Chrysostom Saint by Number Coloring for Kids created by Clari Mercier My Book of the Church Year by Enid Chadwick You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on The Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. Be sure to join our Communion of Patreon Saints for only $5 a month!
58:14
September 14, 2020
Tract XXII: "The Athanasian Creed"
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Wesley reads Tract XXII of Tracts for the Times. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. Be sure to join our Communion of Patreon Saints for only $5 a month!
45:02
September 11, 2020
Interview with Ken Myers, Host of The Mars Hill Audio Journal
On today's episode, Fr. Myles interviews Ken Myers, host of the Mars Hill Audio Journal. They discuss the topic of music, beauty, and objective reality. You can learn more from Ken's about music at Cantica Sacra. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. Be sure to join our Communion of Patreon Saints for only $5 a month!
1:06:01
September 8, 2020
35 | On Beauty and Sacred Art in the Devotional Life
On today's episode we discuss the role of beauty in Christian spirituality.  Here are some links to sources mentioned on the show:  "Fear Not: Beauty Is In The Eye of the Beholder" by Joshua Gibbs "Re-Enchanting the Universe" by Dr. Hans Boersma "On the Seventh Council" by Fr. Mark Perkins Ivanka Demchuk's Etsy Store  Pope Benedict XVI's Meeting With Artists  Irenaeus of Lyons: Identifying Christianity (Christian Theology in Context) by John Behr  You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. Be sure to join our Communion of Patreon Saints for only $5 a month!
1:10:17
September 1, 2020
"Bound to the Feast" | Presentation by Fr. Sean McDermott
On today's episode, we play the recording of Fr. Sean McDermott's live presentation "Bound to the Feast: Anglican Spirituality and Days of Obligation," which was a Sacramentalists Patreon Zoom event held on August 12, 2020.   You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. Be sure to join our Communion of Patreon Saints for only $5 a month!
1:14:47
August 24, 2020
34 | On Feasting
On today's episode we discuss the role of feasting in Christian spirituality and devotion. The litany at the end of the episode is from St. Augustine's Prayer Book.  You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. Be sure to join our Communion of Patreon Saints for only $5 a month!
44:25
August 17, 2020
Tract XXI: "Mortification of the Flesh: A Scripture Duty"
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Myles reads Tract XXI of Tracts for the Times. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. Be sure to join our Communion of Patreon Saints for only $5 a month!
14:26
August 14, 2020
Interview with Gisela Kreglinger
On today's episode, Fr. Myles interviews author, thinker, professor, and wine connoisseur Gisela Kreglinger about the role of wine in Christianity Spirituality. You can find out more in her exciting book, The Spirituality of Wine.  You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. Be sure to join our Communion of Patreon Saints for only $5 a month!
46:21
August 10, 2020
33 | On Fasting
After a short summer break, we're back with a new season! The theme of the season is Anglo-Catholic devotion and on today's episode we discuss the spiritual discipline of fasting.  Here are some books and articles mentioned in the episode: St. Augustine's Prayer Book "What is Anglo-Catholicism" by Fr. Myles Hixson "First Reformed and the Impossibility of Grace" by Fr. Wesley Walker You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. Be sure to join our Communion of Patreon Saints for only $5 a month!
52:43
August 3, 2020
Tract XX: "The Visible Church"
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Wesley reads Tract XX of Tracts for the Times. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. Be sure to join our Communion of Patreon Saints for only $5 a month!
13:21
July 31, 2020
Tract XIX: "On Arguing Concerning the Apostolical Succession" and "On Reluctance to Confess the Apostolical Succession"
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Myles reads Tract XIX of Tracts for the Times. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. Be sure to join our Communion of Patreon Saints for only $5 a month!
10:04
July 17, 2020
Tract XVIII: "Thoughts on the Benefits of the System of Fasting Enjoined by Our Church"
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Wesley reads Tract XVIII of Tracts for the Times. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. Be sure to join our Communion of Patreon Saints for only $5 a month! 
1:04:30
July 3, 2020
32 | The Future of The Sacramentalists Podcast
In this short episode, we share with our listeners future plans for the podcast and what they can expect from us moving forward.  If you like what we are doing here, consider joining the communion of Patreon Saints. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
13:11
June 22, 2020
31 | Hymnody and Music
In this episode, we discuss church music, hymnody, hymnals, and some practical advice for those selecting Church music.  You can follow Fr. Esau McCaulley here. The article mentioned by Fr. Mark Perkins is "Notes Towards a Theology of Race."  If you like what we are doing here, consider joining the communion of Patreon Saints. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
1:18:53
June 8, 2020
Interview with Dr. J. Brandon Meeks, Author of The Foolishness of God: Reclaiming Preaching in the Anglican Tradition
On today's interview, we have Dr. J. Brandon Meeks, author of The Foolishness of God: Reclaiming Preaching in the Anglican Tradition, a new book which explores why Anglican preaching has fallen into a state of disrepair and what needs to be done to set it aright. Dr. Meeks has a PhD from Aberdeen and is a writer, poet, studio musician, and bacon grease apologist. He is a native of Arkansas and serves his local Anglican parish as Theologian-in-Residence. The book will be available to pre-order here soon.  If you like what we are doing here, consider joining the communion of Patreon Saints. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
49:36
June 1, 2020
30 | Anglican Identity
In this episode we discuss two recent articles from Mere Orthodoxy about Anglican Identity. This is the first article by M. H. Turner (ACNA). And here is the second article by Paul Owen (APA). During the episode, Fr. Wes mentioned this podcast that he is into: Fake Doctors, Real Friends.  If you like what we are doing here, consider joining the communion of Patreon Saints. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
1:00:09
May 25, 2020
Tract XVII: "The Ministerial Commission"
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Myles reads Tract XVII of Tracts for the Times. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
17:41
May 22, 2020
Interview with Dr. Michael Gorman, author of Participating in Christ and the Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary's Seminary & University
We are honored to be joined by Dr. Michael Gorman (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary), the Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary's Seminary & University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is on to discuss his new book Participating in Christ: Explorations in Paul's Theology and Spirituality.  You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here.
56:42
May 18, 2020
29 | On Apostolic Succession
Today's episode is the audio of our Facebook live discussion with Bishop Chad Jones about the theology of Apostolic Succession recorded on April 8, 2020. You can keep up with Bishop Jones at his blog Philorthodox.  You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
1:07:24
May 11, 2020
Tract XVI: "Advent"
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Wesley reads Tract XVI of Tracts for the Times. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
22:36
May 8, 2020
Interview about the Eternal Subordination of the Son with the Rev. Dr. Scott Harrower, Editor of Trinity Without Hierarchy and Lecturer in Christian Thought at Ridley College
Today, we are honored to have Rev. Dr. Scott Harrower, editor of Trinity Without Hierarchy and lecturer in Christian Thought at Ridley College back on the show! Dr. Harrower pushes back against the idea that the Son can somehow be subordinate to the Father. You can find our first interview with Dr. Harrower here (the first interview we ever had!). Be sure to check out his other books on his Amazon page.  You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here.
45:28
May 4, 2020
28 | The Blessed Virgin Mary
Today's episode is the recording of a live episode we did on Facebook on March 27, 2020. Joined by Bishop Chad Jones, we discuss the theology of and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.  You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
1:17:29
April 27, 2020
Tract XV: "On the Apostolical Succession in the Church of England"
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Wesley reads Tract XV of Tracts for the Times. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
27:20
April 24, 2020
Interview with Dr. Peter Leithart, President of the Theopolis Institute
*We apologize for audio issues in this episode* In today's bonus episode, Fr. Myles interviews Dr. Peter Leithart about his recent book The Ten Commandments: A Guide to the Perfect Law of Liberty, which is from the Christian Essentials Series by Lexham Press.  You can follow Dr. Leithart's on going work at the Theopolis Institute. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here.
56:24
April 20, 2020
27 | Lexham Press Book Reviews
On this episode, we review two books from the Christian Essentials Series by Lexham Press: The Apostles' Creed by Ben Myers and The Lord's Prayer by Wesley Hill.  You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here.
42:49
April 13, 2020
Bonus: Holy Week
On today's episode, we are joined with Creighton McElveen, postulate at St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Dunwoody, GA.  As promised, here are some links to some churches that will be live streaming Holy Week worship.  St. Edward the Confession Anglican Church (live streamed on Fr. French's personal Facebook page). Anglican Church of St. John Baptist St. Benet's Kentish Town Church of the Resurrection And, of course, St. Barnabas Dunwoody You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
55:49
April 6, 2020
26 | Question and Answers 3.0
Today's episode is the recording of the live Q&A episode done on March 26, 2020 via Facebook live. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here.
1:13:43
March 30, 2020
Tract XIV: "The Ember Days"
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Wesley reads Tract XIV of Tracts for the Times. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
19:39
March 27, 2020
Bonus: Spiritual Communion
On today's episode, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we discuss Spiritual Communion. Here the liturgy you can use. Also, here is a link to Earth & Altar's new book about the Mass. Please send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here.
13:02
March 23, 2020
25 | Elevated Language
On today's episode, we discuss the theological rationale behind keeping the liturgy in elevated language (i.e, "thee" and "thou"). A book Fr. Myles' mentions that he's into is The Future of Orthodox Anglicanism edited by G. McDermott.  Please send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
49:26
March 16, 2020
Conversation with Nate Adams about a Theology of Words
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Myles talks with his friend and Anglican layman, Nate Adams, about the profound role words play in our lives as humans made in the Image of God. You can find Nate on instagram at nathan.b.adam.  You can also listen to his Ted Talk about words here. Please send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
55:09
March 9, 2020
Tract XIII: "Sunday Lessons. The Principle of Selection"
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Myles reads Tract XIII of Tracts for the Times. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
31:39
February 28, 2020
24 | Lenten Special: The Litany
On today's episode, we wish you a horrible Lent, you miserable offenders!  We also discuss the form and theology of the traditional Anglican Litany, found here. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
38:44
February 24, 2020
23 | The Sacrament of Confession
On today's episode we discuss the topics of confession, absolution, and penance from an Anglican pastoral perspective. One of our primary sources is The Cure of Souls by W. W. Webb. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
1:03:39
February 17, 2020
Interview with Dr. Tim Perry, editor of The Theology of Benedict XVI: A Protestant Appreciation
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Wesley sits down with Dr. Tim Perry, the editor of The Theology of Benedict XVI: A Protestant Appreciation to discuss the theological impact of the Pope Emeritus. Dr. Perry has his PhD from Durham University. He is also the adjunct professor of theology at Saint Paul University (Ottawa, ONT) and Trinity School for Ministry (Ambridge, PA). His other books include Mary for Evangelicals: Toward an Understanding of the Mother of Our Lord and The Legacy of John Paul II: An Evangelical Assessment.
33:21
February 10, 2020
Tract XII: "Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. Richard Nelson, No. 1"
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Wesley reads Tract XII of Tracts for the Times. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
37:27
January 31, 2020
Interview with Danielle Hitchen, founder and writer at Catechesis Books
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Wesley sits down with Danielle Hitchen, the founder and writer at Catechesis Books. Catechesis Books is a publishing company committed to producing materials to nurture the blossoming soul. For hundreds of years, Christians have practiced catechesis - a tradition of educating believers in the basic tenets of their faith – through prayer and study of scripture, through a formal catechism, and through liturgy and worship. By these practices, the essential truths of the gospel take root in the hearts and minds of believers of all ages, allowing their souls to blossom into an ever more Christ-like image. Danielle is also working on a podcast about the Christian calendar called the Sacred Season Podcast.  You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
22:51
January 27, 2020
22 | Social Justice
On today's episode we discuss the Social Justice movement and its relationship to ancient Christianity. Fr. Wesley mentions this article he wrote. And Fr. Myles mentions this book by St. Basil and this book by William Cavanaugh.  You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
52:15
January 20, 2020
Tract XI: "The Visible Church"
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Myles brings you Tract XI, "The Visible Church," penned by John Henry Newman.  You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
24:26
January 18, 2020
Interview with Dr. Gerald McDermott, Anglican Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Myles interviews the Rev. Dr. Gerald McDermott, Anglican Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School, about his new book Everyday Glory. Be sure to check out Fr. Gerry 's  own Anglican podcast, Via Media (which hosted Fr. Myles on a recent episode!). You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
37:33
January 13, 2020
Bonus: A Very Merry Anglo-Catholic Christmas Special
On today's bonus episode we read and discuss one of John Henry Newman's Christmas sermons. This is our final episode for 2019. We are overwhelmed by the support we've received this year, and are thankful for all of our listeners. We are excited for what 2020 has in store! You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
33:20
December 23, 2019
21 | Exvangelicals
On today's episode we discuss the phenomenon of "Exvangelicalism." The ideas of the movement are expressed well on this other podcast episode. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
55:39
December 16, 2019
Tract X: "Heads of a Weekday lecture, delivered to a country congregation in -------shire"
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Wesley reads Tract X of Tracts for the Times. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
14:07
December 13, 2019
A Discussion about the Eternal Subordination of the Son with Fr. Sean McDermott, Curate, All Saints, Charlottesville
On today's episode, Fr. Wesley sits down with Fr. Sean McDermott, curate at All Saints Charlottesville, to discuss the controversial issue of the Eternal Subordination of the Son.  If you would like to keep up with Fr. Sean's work, check out Earth & Altar. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
46:48
December 9, 2019
20 | The XXXIX Articles of Religion
On today's episode we discuss the role of the Articles in Anglicanism, and how we, as Anglo-Catholics, understand their authority. Here is the link to a list of all the articles related to "ora-pro-nobis-gate." You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
33:58
December 2, 2019
Tract IX: "On Shortening the Church Service"
Today Fr. Myles brings you a reading of Tract IX, "On Shortening the Church Service". You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
11:07
November 30, 2019
19 | Questions and Answers 2.0
On today's episode, we tackle some of the questions you, our listeners, submitted. Thank you to all that took time to ask questions! Here are some articles and books we reference during the show: "Good God?" by Peter Leithart  Lectio Divina by Duncan Robertson Baptized into God's Family by A. Andrew Das The Practice of Religion by Archibald Campbell Knowles "Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here.
1:11:11
November 18, 2019
Tract VIII: "The Gospel a Law of Liberty"
Today Fr. Wesley brings you a reading of Tract VIII, "The Gospel, a Law of Liberty."  You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
11:33
November 15, 2019
Interview with Dr. Hans Boersma, Professor of Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House Theological Seminary
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Wesley sits down with Dr. Hans Boersma, Professor of Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House Theological Seminary, to discuss what we can learn from the Church Fathers about reading Scripture.  All of Dr. Boersma's books are worth checking out but the main one discussed in today's episode is Scripture as Real Presence: Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church.  You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
47:44
November 11, 2019
18 | Reading the Bible Like A Premodern Christian
On today's episode, we discuss the premodern approach to Scripture, interpretation, and theology. Resources mentioned: Scripture as Real Presence by Hans Boersma Lectio Divina by Duncan Robinson The Inspiration and Interpretation of the Scripture by Michael Graves Medieval Exegesis (3 volumes) or the shorter Scripture in the Tradition by Henri de Lubac The Church Fathers! The Catena Aurea or www.lectionarycentral.com are great places to start. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here.
1:11:18
November 4, 2019
Tract VII: "The Episcopal Church Apostolical"
For today's bonus episode, Fr. Myles reads Tract VII of Tracts for the Times, "The Episcopal Church Apostolical."  You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
11:43
November 1, 2019
Interview with Sarah Howell of Sacramental Kids
On today's episode, Fr. Myles interviews author Sarah Howell.  Sarah has written two children books, On The Day You Were Baptized and On The Day Of Your First Communion, both of which are intended to catechize children in the ancient Christian faith. You can find out more at Sacramentalkids.com. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
24:11
October 28, 2019
17 | On Anglican Orders
Welcome to another edition of The Sacramentalists! On today's episode we are joined by a very (or perhaps "right") special guest, Bishop Chad Jones, Coadjutor for the Diocese of the Eastern United States (APA).  We invite you to buckle up and enjoy this in depth and incredibly important topic.  You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
1:10:42
October 21, 2019
Tract VI: "The Present Obligation of Primitive Practice. A Sin of the Church."
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Wesley reads Tract VI, "The Present Obligation of Primitive Practice. A Sin of the Church."  Read along: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Tracts_for_the_Times/Tract_6 You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our *NEW* Facebook discussion group here. 
10:42
October 18, 2019
Interview with Dr. Garwood Anderson, Pauline Scholar and President and Provost of Nashotah House Theological Seminary
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Wesley sits down with Dr. Garwood Anderson (PhD, Marquette University), a Pauline scholar and the President and Provost of Nashotah House Theological Seminary. Make sure to check out his book Paul's New Perspective: Charting a Soteriological Journey.  If you're interested in furthering your theological education, be sure to consider Nashotah House Theological Seminary.  You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our Facebook discussion group here. 
55:39
October 14, 2019
16 | St. Paul and Soteriology
On today's episode, we talk Pauline theology and give some of our thoughts about the "New Perspective(s) on Paul."  Here are some resources we mention and recommend: New Perspective on Paul by Kent L. Yinger  Paul’s New Perspective by Garwood Anderson As always, you can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists
46:11
October 7, 2019
Tract V: "A short address to his Brethren on the Nature and Constitution of the Church of Christ, and of the Branch of it established in England. By a Layman."
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Myles reads Tract V of Tracts for the Times, "A Short Address to His Brethren on the Nature and Constitution of the Church of Christ and of the Branch of it Established in England." It was written by John William Bowden, a layman.  http://anglicanhistory.org/tracts/tract5.html You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our *NEW* Facebook discussion group here. 
41:57
October 4, 2019
Tract IV: "Adherence to the Apostolical Succession the safest course. On Alterations in the Prayer-Book."
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Wesley reads Tract IV of Tracts for the Times.  http://anglicanhistory.org/tracts/tract4.html
22:40
September 27, 2019
15 | Anglican Spiritual Formation
We are joined again today by Fr. Wade Miller for a discussion about Anglican approaches to spiritual formation, discipline, and Christian living. Plenty of books and articles were mentioned throughout the episode. We hope you find them useful: The Orthodox Study Bible Bible Basics for Catholics by John Bergsma The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosaria Butterfield Girl Meets God by Lauren F. Winner Christian Proficiency by Martin Thornton On Social Justice by Basil the Great Seeing God by Hans Boersma Article: Forming An Anglo-Catholic Parish Don't forget to check out these websites as well: Earth and Altar and Common Prayer. You can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our *NEW* Facebook discussion group here. 
1:07:36
September 23, 2019
Interview with Fr. Sean McDermott and Fr. Mark Perkins of Earth & Altar
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Myles interviews Fr. Sean McDermott and Fr. Mark Perkins, both serving at All Saints Anglican in Charlottesville, VA.  If you want to learn more about their work, check out their page Earth and Altar. Please send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our *NEW* Facebook discussion group here.
32:59
September 16, 2019
14 | Conversation with Fr. Wade Miller
On today's episode, we are joined by our friend and guest, Fr. Wade Willer of St. Philip's Anglican in Blacksburg, VA.  We discuss his journey into Anglicanism and other related topics. Here's some of the books mentioned/recommended: Anglican Catholic Faith and Practice by Mark Haverland Holy Living and Dying by Jeremy Taylor Scripture and the Authority of God by N. T. Wright The Catholic Religion by Vernon Staley The King's Highway by George Carleton Anything by the Church Fathers, E. L. Mascall, and George Herbert! Please send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our *NEW* Facebook discussion group here.
52:46
September 10, 2019
Interview with Amanda McGill of Homely Hours
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Wesley interviews Amanda McGill who runs the website Homely Hours, a site dedicated to educating and equipping families to integrate Anglican spirituality in their day-to-day lives. Check out their website here and connect with them on Facebook and Instagram. You can contact them at thehomelyhours@gmail.com.  Please send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. If you want to dive deeper and enjoy dialoguing with others about content on the Sacramentalists, check out our *NEW* Facebook discussion group here. 
46:12
September 2, 2019
13 | The Five Solae: An Anglo-Catholic Response
On today’s episode, we discuss an Anglo-Catholic response to the common scheme used by many Protestants for articulating the core tenets of Protestant theology: the Five Solae.  Here are some books we mention: On the Day You Were Baptized by Sarah Howell The Intellectual Life by A. G. Sertillanges Feel free to send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalitsts@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. 
50:37
August 26, 2019
Tract III: "Thoughts respectfully addressed to the Clergy on alterations in the Liturgy. The Burial Service. The Principle of Unity."
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Myles reads Tract III from the Tracts for the Times http://anglicanhistory.org/tracts/tract3.html
23:30
August 19, 2019
12 | Atonement Theories
On today’s episode we discuss various “theories” of atonement. Here are some resources we mention: Cur Deus Homo by St. Anselm Christus Victor by Gustaf Aulén  A Community Called Atonement by Scot McKnight As always, you can send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalitsts@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. 
53:50
August 13, 2019
Interview with Fr. Porter Taylor, editor of We Give Our Thanks Unto Thee: Essays in memory of Fr. Alexander Schmemann
Today on the show, we have Fr. Porter Taylor, liturgical theologian and PhD student at Aberdeen, to discuss the impact of Eastern Orthodox priest and professor Alexander Schmemann on liturgical theology. You can buy the fistschrift edited by Fr. Taylor, We Give Our Thanks Unto Thee: Essays in Memory of Fr. Alexander Schmemann here. You can also read Fr. Wesley's review of the book at The North American Anglican. Be sure to follow Fr. Taylor on Twitter, @PorterCTaylor.  Please send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. 
54:57
August 5, 2019
11 | Holy Eucharist
On today’s episode we discuss an Anglican theology of the Holy Eucharist. Here are some resources we mention and recommend: The Real Presence by E. B. Pusey The Old Religion by J. L. C. Dart Corpus Christi (2nd edition) by E. L. Mascall Please send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalitsts@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. 
1:14:39
July 29, 2019
Tract II: "The Catholic Church"
On today’s bonus episode, Fr. Wesley reads Tract II of Tracts for the Times, “The Catholic Church.” In the tract, Newman cites An Exposition of the Creed by Bishop John Pearson. You can find that here.  Please send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalitsts@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. 
12:25
July 22, 2019
10 | Holy Baptism
On today’s episode, we continue our discussion of the sacramental worldview by exploring the topic of Holy Baptism.  Things we mention in the episode: The Amon Sûl podcast Technopoly by Neil Postman Please send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalitsts@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. 
1:26:05
July 15, 2019
Tract I: "Thoughts on the Ministerial Commission, respectfully addressed to the clergy"
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Myles reads Tract I from The Tracts for Our Times. Fr. Myles also mentions Sarah Howell's new children's baptism book, On The Day You Were Baptized. Please send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalitsts@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. 
14:17
July 8, 2019
09 | The Sacramental Imagination
Today we begin a three part series on the sacraments. This first episode is dedicated to understanding the framework of a sacramental worldview and interpretation of Scripture.  Things mentioned today: Two of our previous episodes that give more context: Episode 03 | Nominalistic Ecclesiology and Episode 07 | Pagan Christianity. Handbook of Consolations by Johann Gerhard Everyday Glory by Gerald McDermott Please send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com 
1:01:12
July 1, 2019
Interview with Dr. Dennis MacDonald, the John Wesley Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the Claremont School of Theology
On today's bonus episode, Fr. Wesley interviews Dr. Dennis MacDonald, the John Wesley Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the Claremont School of Theology, about the various connections between the New Testament and the Homeric epics. Dr. MacDonald has written a number of books on the subject including: Luke and the Politics of Homeric Imitation: Luke-Acts as Rival to the Aeneid (2018); The Dionysian Gospel: The Fourth Gospel and Euripides (2017); and The Gospels and Homer: Imitations of Greek Epic in Mark and Luke-Acts (2014). We apologize for the audio quality. The interview had to conducted via phone due to technical difficulties.  Please send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalitsts@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists.  The views expressed by guests do not necessarily reflect those of the hosts. 
55:53
June 24, 2019
08 | Answering Questions
On today’s episode, we tackle some questions that you, the listeners, have submitted to us through email, Twitter, or Facebook. Make sure to follow us on those platforms and send your comments, feedback, and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com! Also, here are some of the works we mentioned in the show: Christ, The Christian, and The Church by E. L. Mascall You Are What You Love by James K.A. Smith Absolutely Null and Utterly Void by John Jay Hughes The Old Religion by J.D. Dart An Attempt to Illustrate Those Articles of the Church of England, Which the Calvinists Improperly Consider As Calvinistical by Richard Laurence "Simul Iustus et Peccator: An Impetus for Sanctification from Martin Luther" by Fr. Wesley “Keeping the Anglican in Anglo-Catholic” by Fr. Wesley 
1:07:14
June 17, 2019
Interview with the Rev. Dr. Scott Harrower, author of God of All Comfort: A Trinitarian Response to the Horrors of This World
Welcome to our first bonus episode! Today Fr. Wesley interviews the Rev. Dr. Scott Harrower about his new book God of All Comfort: A Trinitarian Response to the Horrors of This World. Fr. Harrower serves as Associate Professor of Theology and History at Ridley College, Melbourne. Other books mentioned in this episode: Trinity Without Hierarchy: Reclaiming Nicene Orthodoxy in Evangelical Theology Please send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalitsts@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. 
52:54
June 10, 2019
07 | Pagan Christianity
On today’s episode we discuss parallels between classical paganism and Christianity.  Please send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalitsts@gmail.com or reach out to us on Twitter @sacramentalists. 
1:04:44
June 3, 2019
06 | Andy Stanley: Marcionite Heretic or Expositor of Paul?
In this episode, we evaluate a series of sermons by Andy Stanley that made waves through American Christianity last summer. Here are a link to the three sermons on Youtube: 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmoTAtH3zus 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBX08olAoFw 3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pShxFTNRCWI  Here are the books we mentioned or quoted: 1. The First Christian by Paul Zahl 2. The Catholic Religion by Vernon Staley What We're Into: The Tolle Lege Podcast: Apple and Google Miss Lonely Hearts by Nathaniel West
1:03:03
May 20, 2019
05 | Lectionary Preaching
In today’s episode we talk about the role and purpose of a lectionary and how it influences preaching. If you want more history and insight into the historic one-year lectionary, check out The Young Tractarians Podcast Ep. 9.  In the “What We’re Into” segment, Fr. Myles mentions The Beer Option by R. Jared Staudt. Please send your feedback and questions to thesacramentalists@gmail.com 
1:00:21
May 6, 2019
04 | Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi
In today’s episode we talk about the ancient liturgical principle Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi (the rule of prayer is the rule of belief) and how it applies so many spheres of human life. To help guide us, we reference James K. A. Smith and his three books in the Cultural Liturgies Series, as well as his more pop-level work You Are What You Love.  In the “What We’re Into” segment, Fr. Wes mentions The First Seven Ecumenical Councils by Leo Donald Davis, and we both recommend another Anglican podcast called The Young Tractarians. If you want to offer any feedback, you can email us at thesacramentalists@gmail.com 
53:00
April 22, 2019
03 | Nominalistic Ecclesiology
In today’s episode we discuss a medieval philosophical concept called “nominalism” and its negative influence on modern ecclesiology.  Here are the works we interact with during the episode: The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher “The Baptist Faith and Message” (2000) The Catholic Religion by Vernon Staley The Practice of Religion by Archibald Campbell Knowles In the “What We’re Into” segment, Fr. Myles references The Monkhood of All Believers by Greg Peters. We want to hear from you! Email us email at thesacramentalists@gmail.com 
44:38
April 8, 2019
02 | Books, Books, Books
In today’s episode, we discuss 10 fiction books that have influenced us and that we think are worth adding to your reading list. Fr. Wesley’s Books Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman Silence by Shusaku Endo Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev Billy Budd, Sailor by Hermon Melville Fr. Myles’ Books The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky  The Space Trilogy by C. S. Lewis If you want to offer any feedback, you can email us at thesacramentalists@gmail.com. Again, we apologize for the audio issues. We are working to correct them.
1:01:27
March 25, 2019
01 | The Faith Once for All Delivered to the Saints: Anglo-Catholic Identity
Welcome to our first episode! Today we introduce ourselves, the podcast, and Anglo-Catholicism. If you want to offer any feedback, you can email us at thesacramentalists@gmail.com. We do apologize for some audio issues in the recording. We are hoping to clear these up soon.
52:00
March 11, 2019