Anselm’s Prayer to God

Anselm’s “Prayer to God” is a beautiful model prayer, which aims “to stir up the mind of the reader to love or fear of God, or to self-examination.”

Although he is best known for his ontological argument for the existence of God in the Proslogion, and for his classic articulation of the satisfaction view of the atonement in Cur Deus Homo, Anselm also left a rich legacy of prayers, written to help “ordinary” Christians pray.


Learn to Pray by praying

Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” (Luke 11:1)

How can we learn how to pray? Not think about prayer. Not talk about prayer. Not theologise about prayer. But actually pray.

John Webster Theology

John Webster: A Chronological Bibliography


Rudolph Bultmann: An Introductory Interpretation. Leicester: RTSF.


‘Distinguishing between God and Man: Aspects of the Theology of Eberhard Jüngel’. Cambridge: University of Cambridge.

‘Recent Work on Barth: A Survey of Literature since 1975’. Themelios 7 (3): 31–35.


Anglican Evangelical Identity Today

What might it look like in coming years for Anglican evangelicals to remain committed to the biblical gospel, to all that is best in our Anglican heritage, and to one another as brothers and sisters in Christ?

There will be times when our differing contexts will mean that we will make different judgments about precisely when and how to act for the sake of the gospel. There will be other occasions when differences of temperament, or priorities, or convictions will mean that we will disagree about what the practical outworkings of our commitments should be. What might godly wisdom look like for different churches, and in different contexts? And how can we continue to honour and support one another, working together for the gospel, even when we make different principled and pragmatic decisions?

Anglicanism Book Reviews

The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography

For those who enjoy biographies and love books, what could be better than a good biography…of a great book? Princeton’s Lives of Great Religious Books series promises many happy hours learning more about old friends and making new acquaintances, from Augustine’s Confessions to Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison, from the book of Genesis, to the Tibetan Book of the Dead

Alan Jacobs’s biography of the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) certainly provides a stimulating introduction to a fascinating life. In seven highly readable chapters, he takes us from the BCP’s conception and birth in the mid-sixteenth century to its dotage in the early twenty-first. Throughout, he demonstrates enviable skill in simplifying complex material—covering several centuries and half the globe, and integrating multiple disciplines—without being simplistic.