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Liturgical Fads? 5 Questions for Thomas McKenzie, Author of The Anglican Way

Sam Smith just posted an interview with Thomas McKenzie about his forthcoming book, The Anglican Way. Here’s an excerpt, but please check out the entire interview on Sam’s website.

SS: When I’ve heard you preach, you have always emphasized the Gospel. Is the Gospel hubbub of late just another fad?

TM: The Church only has two things to offer the world: Word and Sacrament. These two, together, are how we proclaim the Gospel. The Word is the voice of the Gospel, the Sacraments are the body. The only reason for the Church to exist is to proclaim the Gospel, in word and deed.

We’ve been about this work for 2000 years, and I don’t expect us to stop until Christ’s return. I don’t think Gospel preaching and living could be considered a fad. I don’t see that there’s been a hubbub of late, but I might be missing something.

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