Scripture, tradition, and reason

It’s true that the “three-legged stool” of scripture, tradition, and reason doesn’t really come from Richard Hooker. Still, these three facets of our faith living in tension define Anglicanism. Sometimes his trifecta is misused by those on the left or on the right. That should not keep us from treasuring this part of our faith. When I explain this to seekers, their desire to become a part of the Anglican Christian community almost always increases. When I explain this to members, their sense of how we understand our faith almost always deepens.

So, with that in mind, I bring you a classic from Father Matthew.

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