Anglicanism teaches a way that is profoundly practical and pastoral. From it I learned that a theology that is not pastoral is not worth much. One can believe in the Trinity, or the Virgin Birth, or the Resurrection. But if such beliefs do nothing to redirect our hearts and lives toward the Trinity, what good are they? Anglicanism’s theological and spiritual tradition is directed toward the right ordering of our loves, to use St. Augustine’s language. Or, in the words of the Collect for the Fifth Sunday of Lent:

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found…
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