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On Prayers for the Dead and Purgatory?

Posted onNovember 3, 2016 | by: Father Scott Wooten | 1 comments

Just before All Souls day, I sent out a notice for names of the deceased for which to pray. It has been the tradition of all my previous cures to pray for those who have died before us on All Souls, and I assumed it was here at St. Peter and St. Paul's. We have had some very good questions asked about this practice, and I write to hopefully clarify the theology behind this practice. Please realize that this is not mandatory belief in the Anglican Church, it is the result of my study and prayer as a priest....Keep Reading

Love your enemies!

Posted onJuly 18, 2016 | by: Father Scott Wooten | 1 comments

What is the most difficult thing about being a Christian? Maybe one of the ten commandments? Thou shalt not lie, even when a lie may help you, and help the one you lied to? Couples have brought this to a whole new level! Though it is hard to be honest, even in the face of brutal honesty, this is not the toughest part of being a Christian. Love your enemies, those who differ from you; now this is the hardest part of Christianity!...Keep Reading

My Big Box of Change

Posted onAugust 30, 2015 | by: Father Scott Wooten | 0 comments

This is my big box of change. As I write this article, I write it to two congregations. One that is losing a priest that they have known for over a decade, and one that is about to receive a priest that they probably don't know much about at all. Change faces both congregations....Keep Reading

Top 10 Rules For Reading The Bible

Posted onAugust 22, 2015 | 0 comments

Bishop Daniel Martins wrote this piece on the very day that Bishop Jake Owensby put up his "Eight Things to Know About the Bible" at Pelican Anglican. Perhaps we are seeing signs of the renewal of a writing episcopate. If so, thanks be to God....Keep Reading