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Tory Baucum

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About Tory Baucum

Rev. Tory Baucum is the Rector of Truro Anglican Church and this is his official blog. Rector's Rough Draft This is the place to read what I am thinking about all things theological and all things Truro: sermon ideas, exegetical notes, cultural observations, Anglicanism, ministry initiatives, and prayer requests. As a rough draft these are not finished thoughts but first thoughts. I write primarily for parishioners but friends, inquirers and others are welcome to join our conversation. It is okay to eavesdrop but if you wish to post please abide by the ground rules posted on the sidebar.
04 Sep 2019

Why Come to Hear Jacqueline Rivers?

By |2019-09-04T11:24:10-05:00Sep 4, 2019|News, Rector's Rough Draft|

Pope John Paul II said, “The future of the world passes through the family. I would add, “The future of America passes through the black family.” Why is this? Because when you see an intact, flourishing black family in America you are witnessing a sociological miracle. The two-parent, mother and [...]

13 Jun 2019

The Truro Institute Launching Fall 2019

By |2019-08-26T21:39:07-05:00Jun 13, 2019|Rector's Rough Draft|

This fall, Truro Anglican Church will launch the Truro Institute. The Institute board, Truro parish, and friends will gather for the guest lecture of Dr. Jacqueline Rivers, who will speak at Truro on September 21. Dr. Rivers is a Harvard sociologist and recognized world authority on the black church and [...]

13 Nov 2017

Sermon Given at Canterbury Cathedral

By |2018-06-21T21:07:20-05:00Nov 13, 2017|Rector's Rough Draft|

I preached this sermon at Canterbury Cathedral on November 5, 2017. It touches on some great themes of Truro Anglican Church’s ecumenical ministry. —Tory Not One Stone Left on Another A Sermon Given by Tory Baucum at Canterbury Cathedral November 5, 2017 Matthew 24:1–13 The Temple and the [...]

16 Sep 2017

From the Rector: You’re invited

By |2017-10-06T13:38:01-05:00Sep 16, 2017|The Amore Blog|

As many of you know, nuptial theology is very important to me. This lens for understanding God as Husband to His people—not just as King or Judge—tells us so much about the gospel. It reminds us that to be a Christian is not primarily to know the right information about [...]

08 Sep 2017

There Are No Clean Breaks in the Body of Christ

By |2017-11-15T12:08:44-05:00Sep 8, 2017|Rector's Rough Draft|

Due to several recent news stories, people are asking about Truro’s ecclesial identity. According to the General Secretary of the Anglican Communion, Archbishop Josiah Fearon, our denomination, the Anglican Church of North America, is NOT a member of the Anglican Communion because it is not in communion with the See [...]

22 Feb 2017

A Vision for Families

By |2017-11-15T12:08:45-05:00Feb 22, 2017|Rector's Rough Draft|

In my last post, I shared an interview that the Catholic Witness did with me, as one of the speakers in the upcoming Fresh Expressions Amore Conference. In this post I'm sharing another article about the conference from the same publication. I would encourage everyone to join the roundtrip bus ride [...]

19 Jan 2017

2016 Was a Great Year for Truro

By |2017-11-15T12:08:49-05:00Jan 19, 2017|Rector's Rough Draft|

Thanks to your generous giving, we ended 2016 in the black, approximately $80,000 over budget. This congregation is amazingly faithful and generous. We ended the year with an increase in attendance, with new highs for our Carols by Glowstick and Christmas Eve services. Alpha continues to thrive, and we are [...]