Mark 7: 1-23 EP HT 10th July 2016 Gen 32:9-30, Ps 77
Part of what makes the Anglican Church the via middle way is the conviction that its beliefs and practices must derive from a thorough integration of Scripture, reason, and tradition. Trying to achieve a perfect balance of these this is nigh on impossible, however, our church believes that we are in danger of teaching and living heresy if one of the categories dominates to the extent that the others are excluded. So, next time anyone asks what is exactly is an Anglican then just quote Scripture, reason, and tradition. Then send them to read up on Richard Hooker, one of the most influential priests of the Church of England in the 16th Century!