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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.
22 Feb 2017

A Vision for Families

By | Feb 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

27 Jan 2017

Getting Ready for the Amore Conference in March

By | Jan 27, 2017|Rector's Rough Draft|

In just a few weeks, Truro is co-sponsoring a tw0-day Amore Conference, in conjunction with Fresh Expressions. I would encourage everyone to join us on that Thursday, March 16, in Harrisburg, PA, for what I believe will be the heart of the conference. In preparation for the conference, the Catholic

19 Jan 2017

2016 Was a Great Year for Truro

By | Jan 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

11 Nov 2016

Post-Election Reflections from a Father to His College-Age Daughters

By | Nov 11, 2016|Rector's Rough Draft|

1) Talk to a friend who did not vote the way you did. If you have no friends who voted differently, make some. Now! In a pluralistic society, you cannot afford to live in a self-imposed exile of ignorance. Most people have reasonable reasons (at least reasonable to them) for

06 Sep 2016

Christopher West’s Influence Grows Outside the Catholic Church

By | Sep 6, 2016|Rector's Rough Draft|

Dear Truro Family, Part of our work with Christopher West has been to introduce his ministry to Protestants in general and to our UK Anglican friends at HTB in particular.  This British article tells the rest of the story. Good job good & faithful servants. Enjoy! Read Article    

30 Jun 2016

Where’s Tory

By | Jun 30, 2016|News, Rector's Rough Draft|

Do you remember the “Where’s Waldo?” cartoon? The game was to spot Waldo in a crowd, in various settings around the world. Well, my journey and whereabouts will not be nearly as difficult to trace. Let me give you the quick itinerary on my working sabbatical. Week 1 (Jun 28

06 Jan 2016

Pray for our Anglican Communion This Week!

By | Jan 6, 2016|Anglican, Anglican Communion, Prayer, Rector's Rough Draft, Truro|

Next week, the Archbishop of Canterbury has invited all 37 Anglican Primates from across the world (including ACNA's own Archbishop, Foley Beach) to Lambeth to reflect and pray together concerning the future of the Anglican Communion. The gathering (Jan 11–16) will be an opportunity from the Primates to discuss the