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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.
16 Sep 2017

From the Rector: You’re invited

By | Sep 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 | Sep 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 | 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